July 4th, 2011
07:07 PM ET

Crystal Cathedral's Schuller bounced from board

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller built the Crystal Cathedral, one of America's first megachurches, from the ground up but now the 84-year-old has been voted out by the church's board.

In a statement issued by the church Monday, church officials said Schuller's role with the board was merely changing.

Schuller's granddaughter, Angie Schuller Wyatt, said the board voted him out because he had been advocating adding more members to the board.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Please report this as fully as it has been described elsewhere.
    The board's disagreement involves gay marriage.
    Until I read about this today, I was unaware that P. Johnson, the architect of the cathedral, was gay.

    July 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    This church is the only thing effected by this. It would seem to be more their business than mine.

    I suppose they can do whatever they want. As for the dude, he's pretty old – but it's religious.. How old was Moses when he retired?

    July 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I was also unaware that Philip Johnson died.

    July 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The board has a right to do anything it thinks will protect its firm's financial stability.
    I'm absolutely certain that they are doing that.

    July 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ...

    ALL of those cults should be shut down and those scammer preachers should be jailed.

    July 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam

      I totally agree. Religious bondage is one of mankind's greatest threats

      July 5, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sandi Butler

    I have seen Rev. S on many occasions, and wonder just what is REALLY behind this. As we all know, the stories we get R purely media controlled!

    July 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzzzz

    Hey all my kitties. I had a so so 4th of July. Nice to see you Joey. Ate too many hamburgers. Sure am full.

    July 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sheryl

    Yo, Jazzzzzzz!
    I also ate too much.
    I'll work it off tomorrow morning.
    I hurt my knee–Hurts, and tomorrow is leg day.
    Noise from fireworks...I thought I heard kids screaming with excitement, but it was cats.
    I'm taking baking soda and going to sleep.

    July 4, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Oh–I was trolling Sheryl, my puppet.
    Sorry.

    July 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. whaa

    Jazzz doesnt need more calories she cant fit into her stall the way it is now!

    July 4, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    Jacassio!

    July 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzzzz

    Now whaa. You must think that you are funny. I don't think that you are funny. Don't get on my bad side.

    July 4, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sam

    Religion = bul manure

    July 5, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Religion will gradually pass away.
    The Crystal Cathedral's loss of funding, accompanied by a change from serious, traditional music to gospel style, and a backward movement from "everybodu is welcome" to a fundamentalist exclusion of gays, shows how many more affluent (educated) persons are ceasing to support Christianity.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. ma & pa

    God..made everything good including the tools used to make us. Rev.Robert H. Shuller..followed the true word of God to bring His loving strength and kindness to unite us in peace with His family. Evil..seeks to lure us, with complicated arguments, greed, tools of subjugation and lies, away from the simple peace of Gods love for us. Whatever Rev. Schullers age, the message he brought in his ministry in the beginning is as true now as it was then.

    July 5, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
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