I reproduce below the official Charity Commission's 'Press Release' regarding their opening of a statutory inquiry into the affairs of the Revelation Foundation, the body which runs Revelation TV. I do this to help raise public awareness of the inquiry and the precise reasons for it being undertaken. Their report is not yet available.
Since this inquiry was initiated, the very real and continuing concerns about Howard Conder and Revelation TV have taken on a whole new and disturbing dimension, following ex-employee Sarah Acott's whistle-blowing, with her most unsettling story being brought into the public domain on both her own blog and that of Treena Gisborn. As before, I would urge everyone to check out their articles and the comments thereon, and to please lend them your support for their noble efforts to expose the unacceptable actions and attitudes of what falsely presents itself as being an honest-to-goodness Christian TV channel.
This is a very active and ongoing story, and there is much that is yet to come out. But instead of dealing with these issues in a proper Christian manner, Howard Conder and Hugh Jackman have gone on air in a cynical attempt to elicit viewers' sympathy and support for them in the situation that they and their Gospel-betraying station now find themselves in. They have, with unbelievable hypocrisy, denigrated the blogs carrying this very important story for their "half-truths!" Declaring that the Devil is howling against the channel, such arrogant delusion simply shows that they have deliberately blinded themselves to any possibility that it is actually the Holy Spirit who is motivating genuinely and rightfully concerned Christians to quite correctly bring their shameful dark deeds into the light!
I do not say this lightly, but with a deep conviction of spirit, that Howard Conder and the unprincipled acolytes who uphold his unrighteousness, are a disgrace to the Holy Name of the One they claim to follow, and a cancerous tumour in the Body. It is a truly dreadful situation, which demands to be dealt with speedily and conclusively in the interests of uncompromising Truth.
It is to be emphasized that the Charity Commission has a rigid policy in respect of persons reporting concerns they have about a charity. It is made abundantly clear with this bald statement:
"We are unable to pursue a complaint without any evidence."
This in itself informs us that EVIDENCE - not unsubstantiated allegations - of wrongdoing on the part of the Revelation Foundation has been submitted to and accepted by the Charity Commission, as this is the ONLY basis for them to have been willing to launch such an inquiry. Please read and digest:
Charity investigation opened into Revelation Foundation
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Revelation Foundation, registered charity number 1100573.
The inquiry was opened on 8 September 2014.
The charity has objects to advance Christianity in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and its activities include making and broadcasting Christian television programmes from Spain.
In March 2014 complaints were received from members of the public alleging the charity was being used for private advantage. A subsequent scrutiny of the charity’s accounts by the commission identified regulatory concerns which include potential significant loss of charitable funds, trustee benefits, conflicts of interest and connected party transactions. These concerns are primarily in relation to the production and broadcasting of television programmes from Spain as well as the trustees’ decisions to transfer significant charitable assets and funds from the UK to Spain.
The inquiry will examine:
the charity’s structure including its relationship and transactions entered into with several commercial organisations and whether these are in the best interests of the charity
transactions between the charity and its trustees, former trustees, individuals and companies connected to the trustees and former trustees since 2009
the administration, governance and management of the charity by the trustees with specific regard to how conflicts of interest have been dealt with and managed
the charity’s fundraising activities
whether or not the trustees have complied with and fulfilled their duties and responsibilities under charity law
The purpose of an inquiry is to examine issues in detail and investigate and establish the facts so that the regulator can ascertain whether there has been misconduct or mismanagement; establish the extent of the risk to the charity’s property, beneficiaries or work; decide what action needs to be taken to resolve the serious concerns, if necessary using its legal powers to do so.
It is the commission’s policy, after it has concluded an inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. Reports ofprevious inquiries by the commission are available on GOV.UK.