The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Schuller bid rejected

Crystal Cathedral founder Robert H. Schuller failed to get most of the $5 million he requested in a bankruptcy case against the Southern California megachurch he started 57 years ago. A judge ruled in November that Schuller, 86, and several family members didn't prove many of their claims of breach of contract and copyright infringement against Crystal Cathedral Ministries. The family was awarded less than $700,000, The Orange County Register reported. In a fall 2011 bankruptcy proceeding, the cathedral, fraught with debt and family squabbles, reached a $57.5 million deal with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange (County) to purchase its glass sanctuary in Garden Grove.


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