Saying that televangelism is a reflection of global Christianity (from tribal churches in Zambia to Western congregations) is sort of like saying the entire world of music is shown on MTV. I too am apalled at the gaudiness. I see it as detrimental and over the top. But the sets you see aren’t real, they’re just backdrops. I also take issue with a lot of the theology, especially on TBN. A lot of it is sort of off the wall and has nothing to do with the Bible.