*The Associated Press reported that televangelist Benny Hinn is asking the world for $2 million in donations via his website.

Hinn says he accumulated the deficit in the past few months because offerings at some international appearances did not cover expenses.

He’s well known for his prosperity gospel message, which has attracted millions of followers but has also drawn criticism from lawmakers and watchdog groups.

Hinn is one of six televangelists who have been targeted by federal lawmakers investigating compliance with IRS rules for nonprofits, as they should.

Hinn has said on his website that external auditors ensure his compliance with IRS regulations and that in 2008, 88 percent of the money he collected was spent on ministry.

Benny Hinn Ministries is based in Texas and operates a church and television studio in Southern California.