Swaggart, now that was a piece of work. And let us not forget Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker.
You know, I was all for the Bakker witch hunt until I did a paper on it in college. Hell I lived in the middle of the scandal when it happened. Did you know Tammy Faye ended up married to the Messner guy who supposedly "turned his heart around with god" and testified against Jim Bakker? That most of the evidence in his trial was Messner's testimony?
Then Jim goes to jail and Tammy Faye is still living high on the hog, divorcing Jim while he was in jail (now ain;t that christian?) now married to Messner who, while admitedly participated in the fraud, didn't lose a penny of his personal fortune.
When Jim came out of jail he started a small ministry, didn't attempt to gain any personal fortune or start another worldwide ministry, he is in Branson, MO these days and back on TV. He just preached. His children chose to live with him, then move on to start their own ministries. In fact the son holds church in a bar in Brooklyn.
For me, that said a hell of a lot about his character. I mean who could begrudge him sleeping with that Hahn woman? My god who would want to slide on or off Tammy Faye with all that greasepaint. As for the fraud, you know, to this day believe he was unaware of what was really going on
until his ass was on the line for it.
Eh, my parents took me to PTL at least once a month. I grew up with Tammy Sue and Jamie. My parents church and my parents were all gold contributors to the PTL lie.