The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

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The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

Postby st louis steve on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:43 am

The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker
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Re: The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

Postby El Gallo on Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:52 pm

And today he offers survival stores. I was disappointed to see a certain Messianic Jew hanging with him.
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Re: The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

Postby Abiding in His Word on Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:01 am

From the article:

Where to begin a summary accounting? Perhaps with the sex? Jim Bakker’s December 1980 encounter with a young woman named Jessica Hahn in a Florida hotel room—one which she describes to this day as non-consensual, though she prefers not to call it rape—would prove central to his and PTL’s undoing. But as Wigger shows, it was just the tip of the iceberg. Throughout Bakker’s time at the helm of PTL he had sex with at least six of his male employees.

Or perhaps it is best to begin with the greed? As the Bakkers’ ministry grew, so did their insatiable appetite for nice things. In 1982 they used PTL funds to purchase a $375,000 vacation condo in Florida, which they went on to furnish lavishly. As Wigger reports, “The drapes, bedspreads, and headboards cost $40,000 alone.” After a few days, Tammy Faye grew tired of the place, which struck her as “nothing but a hotel suite.” They wound up spending only a total of three weeks there.


How much of our current churches' behind the scenes activities and finances are available to their members? Should we be more diligent in asking for some info and/or feeling less guilty for asking questions regarding rumors about sexual involvements?

Might this have been avoided had the sheep not been quite as gullible and/naive? What safeguards might have been put in place to avoid such greed and sexual ?
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