Daystar Television Network has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Evangel World Prayer Center and its pastor Bob Rodgers for failing to pay a massive bill.
Local news station WDRB.com reports that the lawsuit against the Louisville, Kentucky, church “claims over about eight years, [Evangel World Prayer Center] amassed a bill for almost $1.1 million to have its programming” broadcast by Daystar, a Christian television network.
The church allegedly attempted to settle its debt by offering to air Daystar’s own programs on its television network in Israel and provide the company with a certain number of “Spirit of Israel” Bibles, the news station reports. Daystar claims it never agreed to the suggested settlement.
The lawsuit accuses the defendants of “breach of contract, fraudulent inducement or misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.”
Rodgers reportedly has yet to publicly address Daystar’s lawsuit.
The Louisville pastor gained national attention in January when he “cursed” those whom he believed stole the presidency from Donald Trump.
“Father, those that have lied, those that have stolen this election, those that have cheated, I place the curse of God upon them,” Rodgers reportedly said from the pulpit to cheers from the congregation. “I curse you with weakness in your body. I curse you with poverty. I cursed you with the worst year you’ve ever had in the name of the lord.”
Rodgers’ imprecatory prayer was widely condemned, and the pastor insisted he was cursing “demonic forces” not “people.”