Posts Tagged ‘televangelism’

Jimmy Swaggart Confession Video

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

On this day in 1988, televangelist Jimmy Swaggart confessed to unspecified sins that turned out to be having sex with a prostitute. Swaggart was believed to be behind the rumors of sexual infidelities that brought down his televangelist rival, Jim Bakker. Hypocrites. Found at YouTube from WhatYaGottaKnow.

Televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker Messner Video

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

, the former wife of disgraced televangelist , . During their heyday, we Minnesotans were acutely embarrassed by having to admit that the bizarre, mascara-smeared woman was one of us. It is rare that a public figure can start as the object of ridicule and scorn and end up as the beneficiary of public sympathy, but Tammy Faye Messner and her public fight with cancer was that exception.

Fox News Report On Tammy Faye Bakker Messner

CNN’s Larry King Interviews Tammy Faye Messner

This interview as conducted on Wednesday and was aired Thursday, the day before she died:

Another Tammy Faye Messner Interview

This interview was conducted about a year ago:

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

This is an excerpt from the documentary, :

Frank Zappa – Jesus Thinks You’re A Jerk

This song from the 80s ridicules the televangelism of the era in general and PTL and the Bakkers in particular: