THE BAKKERS



JIM BAKKER Formerly PTL - 

PRAISE THE LOOT — A CLUB FOR MORONS AND DUMB-ASSES

THIS SCUMBAG IS THE T-RUMP OF EVANGELICALISM

THE TRUTH SHALL SET THE GRANDMAS WHO SENT HIM MONEY FREE


Decades of lies and deceit  —  begetting of the staff Secretary  --  broken promises, major fraud and convicted by the law and crucified by the fake competition and finally jail. When he gets out of jail, back on the air because jerks like some of you fall for his sh*t  and support him, and he became a  neurotic nutcase promoting fake products and hallucinogenic  guests, the End of The World Apocolytism and a devout T-Rump supporter… his audience were possibly the most dumbest, most ignorant, naive folks,  in the universe,   and then God took over…


Finali  —  5/15/2020 Jim Bakker Recovering From Stroke

Comeback Dreams On Hold While “ Gods Will Be Done”  And Some

Have Said:  This Was A Stroke Of Genius For This Con Man — 


Left:   Jim Bakker in his heyday (1980’s)
Right:   Jim Bakker on the Jim Bakker Show 

Televangelist Jim Bakker, a long-time target of investigations at Trinity Foundation, is recovering from a stroke.

Answering the prayers of many normal people for this nutcase to get off the air.  

On May 8th, Bakker’s wife Lori posted the news on The Jim Bakker Show website:

“I wanted to share with you, our loving and caring partners **,  that Jim recently experienced a stroke. We are thankful that Jim is okay, and that he is now at home with our family.   Under the guidance of medical professionals and our Board of Directors, Jim will be taking a sabbatical from the show.   Jim will be back!    He is still dreaming and hearing from the Lord, and he already has a powerful word to deliver when he returns to the air.”   


**  From the Evangelical Dictionary :  “ Partners” is a term used often is translated as  " Suckers” .   Those last words from Lori Bakker alarm us at Trinity Foundation.  Is Jim really hearing from God?  We’ve watched as televangelists have repeatedly fundraised off dubious so-called prophecies.


BRINGING THE ASS CLOWN UP TO DATE  

“The Jim Bakker Show,” broadcast since 2003 on the new and revamped PTL Television Network, is a strange artifact of Christian televangelism. Bakker, who’s been broadcasting since the early 1970s, continues his ministry today in relative obscurity, no longer preaching about prosperity but instead about the coming apocalypse. 

“The PTL Club” was once the most widely viewed religious program on television. Now, “The Jim Bakker Show” is only broadcast on Roku, DirecTV, DISH Network and on demand. 

While reassuring to know his current miniscule platform pivots from the most nefarious behavior of Bakker’s past, his show only serves as a disappointing reminder of what used to be the largest cultural touch point in Christianity. 

The Bakkers have been a recurring topic of discussion in the past year, when many drew connections between Jim Bakker and Jerry Falwell Jr. and alongside the film release of “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” Starring Andrew Garfield as Bakker and Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye, the movie centers around Tammy Faye from her first meeting with Bakker through the remainder of her life — her divorce from Bakker, Bakker’s imprisonment, the imprisonment of her second husband, Roe Messner, who worked with Bakker in construction of major projects, and her battles with addiction and cancer. 

Bakker has also made headlines in the past year for his COVID-19 “miracle cure,” called the “silver solution,” which he was marketing on his show.   Credit card companies refused to allow those sales, and Bakker begged viewers to send checks instead to keep him from filing for bankruptcy.  

Jim and Lori Bakker. From “The Jim Bakker Show” Facebook.

PTL’s quick plummet amid sex and money scandals resulted in a divorce between Bakker and Tammy Faye in 1992. In 1998, Bakker married his second wife, Lori Bakker, a youth minister who has written several books and hosted her own PTL show called “Life with Lori.”

Lori and Jim started hosting “The Jim Bakker Show” in 2003 in Branson, Missouri, and moved to Morningside in 2008. According to Buzzfeed, original PTL partner Jerry Crawford offered an investment of $25 million for Morningside and still owns most of the land. “The Jim Bakker Show” has broadcast from the community ever since. 

No reservations are required to attend a taping of the show, and attendance is free. The Morningside website does offer this warning of sorts: “Please be advised that tapings of The Jim Bakker Show may last up to 6 hours. Audience members are welcome to stay for any portion of these tapings.” 

Most of the attendees at the show aren’t visitors but rather members of the Morningside community who are renting or have purchased one of the condos on the property. These condos and other living accommodations are available for overnight stay for visitors, though, and there’s also onsite camping. Morningside amenities also include a chapel, a general store, a cafe, a center for pregnant women and a 15-foot-tall statue of Jesus. 

In the same way that Morningside looks like a set recycled from a failed television pilot, “The Jim Bakker Show” — at least in its current era — feels like a recycled attempt at former Bakker glory. 

The resemblance between Faye and Lori isn’t striking, but it’s there all the same: Like Faye, Lori is heavily made-up — though not nearly as heavily as Faye in the ‘80s — with big hair and a peppy spirit. 

Lori also isn’t much of a performer — arguably what Faye was known best for. There in hopes of filling that gap is the daughter of Faye and Bakker, Tammy Sue Bakker, who has been a leading member of PTL since her parents’ divorce in 1992. She sings on the show and works as an announcer and co-host, and she’s fine, but she doesn’t have much of a spark. She certainly doesn’t have the Tammy Faye spark. 

The show is bumbling and empty of substance. Hosts talk over each other and repeat the same phrases about faith and justice, particularly when it comes to the end times and how shunted conservatives are in today’s woke world. It’s very clearly only a show for a certain brand of conservative evangelical Christians who enjoy talk of the apocalypse and attacks on American Christianity — it’s just a shame the show is so boring, too. 

Even the end-time prophetic preaching loses its appeal after a few minutes, particularly when there’s not much news about the apocalypse forthcoming.  So to make things interesting he interviews other scumbags involved in lies fraud, all of which are not new to him —  as A fellow writer wrote me after listening for ten minutes to him, I just had to shut the pr*ck off .


MIKE LINDELL — Who Should Be Smothered With His Own Pillows — 

His guests include the other scumbags like Mike Lindell  — a T-Rump acolyte known as the pillow man, fraudster — grifter and ten other charges including card reading in Vegas — pushing T-RUMP to sell fake oleander medicine for COVID which is a deadly poison and claims God sent T-RUMP to save us.   After hearing those things I determined that what we have with two of them in one place is two pr*cks in a pod.    And both have a guaranteed reservation in hell with T-Rump.  All three are grifters.

Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO who became known for his close association with former President Donald Trump and his insistence the election was stolen despite no evidence backing up that claim, was a recent guest on “The Jim Bakker Show” for a three-part telethon. What did he have to say? Exactly the same script he’s been rehashing since the 2020 election, with the additional bemoaning of being “attacked” and “canceled” on the internet.

HE WAS NOT ATTACKED  — HE WAS EXPOSED AS A FRAUD

The rest of the program was essentially a cable TV shopping program for MyPillow products — fitting, as PTL has recently launched its own shopping program. The whole affair reeks of hopeless grabs at relevance.  He needs some casket time and forgiveness for his lies and sins in Gods Name.


— NOT NEW TO BEING THE TRUE JESUS TALE TELLER AND BULLSHITTER — 

  • Lucifer Mephistopheles Quoted:  (He is the Social Director for Hell)  “ When better liars are made Jim Bakker has nothing to worry about, he’s on a par with the best and when it comes to spreading sh*t, he’s got more clout than half the manure farms in the country of Brazil who also lie and tell you that you are getting US fed beef".   The beef is raised in Brazil, then shipped on huge cattle boats to the US, slaughtered here and claimed Angus Beef, just like those schmucks who send money to this slaughtering ass clown and other TV liars.

  • Trinity Foundation —  has kept a watchful eye on Jim Bakker’s operations since the 1980s. In the early years, Trinity Foundation studied the demographics of religious TV audiences, but our focus changed to investigating allegations of religious fraud and financial excess. 

  • Following Bakker’s indictment, Congress held a hearing in October 1987 to explore the topics of oversight and self-regulation. Trinity Foundation President Ole Anthony told Congress:

  • “The system requires an endless cycle of appeals for money to keep the ministry on the air, coupled with ‘gift offer’ enticements. These are all aimed at an audience of generally older women and widows who are least able to resist this psychological high-pressure sales pitch.”

  • While Bakker was serving the final months of his sentence in a North Carolina halfway house during the winter of 1994/1995, Trinity Foundation investigators explored the trash outside Bakker’s attorney’s office for clues. Was Bakker still profiting from the most loyal members of his former viewing audience? 

  • The investigation revealed that Bakker’s daughter Tammy Sue maintained the ministry mailing list, sending updates to the most generous donors.  Bakker’s mailing list had been “kept alive” during his years in prison with regular letters to donors from “New Covenant Church” (no longer as PTL).

  • The Comeback  — After completing his sentence, Bakker authored the book I Was Wrong: The Untold Story of the Shocking Journey from PTL Power to Prison and Beyond.  The autobiography rehabilitated Bakker’s image and convinced many Christians that Bakker was abused by the court system.  He was not, he just got caught.  With his pants down.

  • Jim and Lori married in 1998. Then preparation began for a return to the airwaves. He can’t do it alone, he lies and she swears to it.
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  • The Jim Bakker Show website reports, “Sixteen years to the date (2003) that Pastor Jim had made his last broadcast from PTL, he and Lori launched their new television ministry from Branson, Missouri. With the help of PTL Partner, Jerry Crawford, the ministry staff converted a bar/restaurant to a café/television studio called Studio City Café.”     Branson Missouri, is the Valhalla of Evangelicalism Bullsh*t, for the false and phony Jim Bakker and others amongst the Moonshiners and tourists.

  • Trinity Foundation investigators again collected evidence from trash runs in Branson, and from mailings to a PO Box showing that Bakker’s mailing list was still supporting his newly revived television broadcast—the Jim Bakker Show—as a broadcast of the New Covenant Fellowship.

  • In 2015, the Bakkers relaunched the PTL Television Network. It currently exists as a shadow of its former self.  Property developer Jerry Crawford constructed a chapel, cottages, condominiums and an RV park near Bakker’s Morningside Church with the goal of creating a small Christian community near Branson.  But Bakker’s dreams have now been put on hold.


MORE BULLSH*T — 

COVID-19 had just begun spreading across America in early 2020 when disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker saw an opportunity. With no vaccines for the virus in existence, he got to market early claiming bottles of his “Silver Sol Liquid” could eradicate coronavirus in 12 hours.

Missouri and Arkansas sued, but Bakker’s attorney—former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon—claims the suits infringe on Bakker’s religious liberty, saying the TV host is being “unfairly targeted” by those who want to force his church and TV program to shut down.

But Bakker isn’t the only preacher who has used the Gospel to sell bogus COVID cures.

Last week, a Florida grand jury indicted Mark Grenon and his three sons for conspiracy to commit fraud and criminal contempt. The four leaders of Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, a business run out of a single-family home in Bradenton, Florida, were hawking chlorine dioxide as a “Miracle Mineral Solution,” not only for COVID, but also for cancer and autism.
They were ordered to cease and desist last Spring, and served with an injunction last Summer, but they kept selling the solution which, once ingested, becomes bleach and is potentially fatal.


THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS WARNED:

  • The FDA is particularly concerned that products that claim to cure, treat or prevent serious diseases like COVID-19 may cause consumers to delay or stop appropriate medical treatment, leading to serious and life-threatening harm.

  • The FDA has received reports of people experiencing serious adverse events, including respiratory failure, life-threatening low blood pressure, acute liver failure and QT prolongation after drinking certain chlorine dioxide products.

  • The danger is significant for vaccine-resistant evangelical Christians:   There are about 41 million white evangelical adults in the U.S. About 45 percent said in late February that they would not get vaccinated against Covid-19, making them among the least likely demographic groups to do so, according to the Pew Research Center. 

  • Some evangelists and pastors have been selling other fake cures. Last Sunday, residents of one St. Louis neighborhood received anti-vaccine literature from a man calling himself Dr. Keith Lawrence, who was promoting “God’s Emergency Medical Missionary Service.” 

  • Healing evangelists like Kenneth Copeland and Andrew Wommack have dismissed the virus and criticized government efforts to limit its spread.   Copeland once claimed he had “destroyed” COVID.  “ I blow the wind of God on you. You are destroyed forever, and you’ll never be back,” Copeland said on his TV show, Believer’s Voice of Victory.

  • The market for bogus cures is vast in Brazil, a religious country where congress has “launched a parliamentary inquiry into what critics call (President) Jair Bolsonaro’s disastrous and potentially criminal response to a Covid pandemic that has killed nearly 400,000 Brazilians.”

  • One wealthy Brazilian Christian preacher peddles miracle beans:  Evangelist leader Valdemiro Santiago has been taking to the virtual pulpit with sermons full of debunked conspiracies and falsehoods. Santiago – head of the Universal Church of God’s Power – told followers to buy his “miracle beans” he claims can cure even serious cases of COVID-19.

  • Another Brazilian preacher with connections to Bolsonaro is selling a drug used to treat parasites, claiming it can cure COVID. Santiago has 2.4m Facebook followers and is considered the “spiritual teacher” of COVID-sceptic president Bolsonaro.”

Bakker’s Attorney Defends Selling “Silver Sol Liquid”

Jim Bakker was indicted on multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy in 1988 for his role in fundraising scandals at PTL Club and Heritage USA theme park.    After Baker started selling “Silver Sol Liquid” as a COVID cure, the FDA told him to stop selling it, but he continued.  

Missouri sued in March 2020, followed by Arkansas last June.

“Jim Bakker has exploited Arkansas consumers by leveraging COVID-19 fears to sell over $60,000 worth of their products that do nothing to fight the virus,” said Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. He said “385 Arkansans made purchases from Bakker’s company totaling approximately $60,524 for colloidal silver.”

After some credit card companies stopped working with Bakker’s Branson, Mo.-based Morningside Church Productions, Bakker said he suffered a stroke and took a sabbatical from his show.  Bakker’s attorney Jay Nixon sued to stop the Arkansas investigation, saying the U.S Constitution protects Bakker’s beliefs, including beliefs about the efficacy of “Silver Sol Liquid.”

“Bakker did not claim or state that Silver Solution was a cure for COVID-19. This case is about religious freedom,” Nixon said.   Nixon’s suit was dismissed.  

EDITOR OPINION  —  But according to Jim Bakker, COVID may not even be the world’s biggest threat. One of his April shows said the Centers for Disease Control were using COVID and vaccines to usher in an impending zombie apocalypse. We checked this out and determined that this man may of had a stroke but his actions are no different than all the other bullsh*t he has pulled suffering from Crainial-Rectal- Dyslexia or on the street known as Sh*t for Brains —  


LAWSUIT STATE OF MISSOURI  —  

  • During an episode of The Jim Bakker Show, Dr Sherrill Sellman another con promoted Silver Solution to fight Covid-19. “Well, let’s say it hasn’t been tested on this strain of the coronavirus, but it’s been tested on other strains of the coronavirus and has been able to eliminate it within 12 hours.”
  • The State of Missouri sued Bakker to end the promotion of Silver Solution as a Covid-19 cure. Ronnie Marin, one of Bakker’s customer’s, filed a class action lawsuit in federal court claiming that “there  are  more  than  100  class  members  and  the  aggregate  amount  in  controversy  exceeds  $5,000,000.00 …”
  • Because of fraud allegations, the credit card processing companies put a hold on monies donated to Bakker’s ministry. This financial pressure may have contributed to causing Bakker’s stroke
  • ED:  It is our wish that Bakker recovers quickly, and during this time of recovery, re-evaluates his priorities and decides to retire from religious broadcasting since his bullsh*t has risen to a heighth of the last Tsunami on the other side of the world.  Replies from heaven did not occur but we got a text referring us to Dr. Lucifer Mestopheles…DID ( Doctor of Indecent Divinity) 


Food And Drug Administration  Jumped In  —  

Dr. Sherrill Sellman  —  MARCS-CMS 607964 —  JUNE 01, 2020
Recipient: Dr. Sherrill Sellman  —  10 Corporate Dr —  STE 300  —  BurlingtonMA 01803
United States   EMAL —   drs@drsherrillsellman.com


Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) 

United States   Federal Trade Commission

WARNING LETTER

Date: June 1, 2020

RE: Unapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This is to advise you that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reviewed your websites at the Internet addresses www.drsherrillsellman.com, archive.aweber.com/whatwomenmust, and www.whatwomenmustknow.podbean.com on May 22, 2020, and May 27, 2020, respectively. 

We also reviewed your social media webpages at www.facebook.com/drsherrillsellman and www.facebook.com/whatwomenmustknow, which link to your website www.drsherrillsellman.com, where your products can be purchased. 

The FDA has observed that your website www.drsherrillsellman.com offers HealthMax Nano-Silver Liquid,1 Silver Biotics Silver Lozenges with Vitamin C, and Silver Biotics Silver Gel Ultimate Skin & Body Care (collectively, “your silver products”) for sale in the United States and that these products are intended to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-192 in people. 

Based on our review, these products are unapproved new drugs sold in violation of section 505(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), 21 U.S.C. § 355(a). Furthermore, these products are misbranded drugs under section 502 of the FD&C Act, 21 U.S.C. § 352. The introduction or delivery for introduction of these products into interstate commerce is prohibited under sections 301(a) and (d) of the FD&C Act, 21 U.S.C. § 331(a) and (d).

There is currently a global outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus that has been named “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2). The disease caused by the virus has been named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19). On January 31, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a declaration of a public health emergency related to COVID- 19 and mobilized the Operating Divisions of HHS.3 In addition, on March 13, 2020, the President declared a national emergency in response to COVID-19.4 

Therefore, FDA is taking urgent measures to protect consumers from certain products that, without approval or authorization by FDA, claim to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19 in people. As described below, you sell products that are intended to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19 in people. We request that you take immediate action to cease the sale of such unapproved and unauthorized products for the mitigation, prevention, treatment, diagnosis, or cure of COVID-19.

Some examples of the claims on your website and social media that establish the intended use of your products and misleadingly represent them as safe and/or effective for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 include:

“In light of all the 24/7 news stories about the COVID19 situation, I wanted to share the most effective strategies that I personally recommend and use to support and enhance my immune system.

Please Wear Googles When Reading This Bullsh*t  —  

This Quack Needs To Be Censured For These Words

  • I recommend that you incorporate this protocol into your personal program. …Patented Nano- Silver SilverSol Technology®.    o Health Max Nano-Silver Liquid …Recommended: Maintenance dose 1 tsp am and pm Therapeutic dose – 1 TBSP 2-4 x daily” [https://archive.aweber.com/whatwomenmust/PAT6p/h/Hi_My_Personal_Protocol.htm]

  • “Most relevant is the need to provide an enhanced immune defense in our throats where viruses colonize before moving on to our lungs, digestive track [sic] and spleen. The powerful duo of SilverSol® nano-silver and Vitamin C, found in the new Silver Biotics® Silver Lozenges, is the latest breakthrough formula by American Biotech Labs LLC. This unique product has the proven ability to help provide added immune protection as part of the Silver biotics Protocol.” [from https://archive.aweber.com/whatwomenmust/PAT6p/h/Hi_My_Personal_Protocol.htm].

  • “I’m talking about the patented SilverSol Nano-Silver-Technology® range of products as a liquid, gel or lozenges! ... It has also been tested on various kinds of viruses including SARS with great success in de-activating all forms safely [from https://archive.aweber.com/whatwomenmust/KcCoJ/h/Hi_The_Ultimate_For.htm].

  • In addition, statements from your March 26, 2020 podcast titled, “What Women Must Know – The Best Flu Prevention Strategies with Keith Moeller” establish that your silver products are intended for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and misleadingly represent the products as safe and effective for that purpose. The podcast is posted on your website www.whatwomenmustknow.podbean.com, accompanied by links directing consumers to www.drsherrillsellman.com to purchase your silver products. The podcast begins with Dr.

  • Sellman telling the audience that the podcast will discuss “how to virus-proof your body” because of the “big concern … in the world with this new coronavirus” [at 1:03]. The following claims and recommendations for your silver products are made in that context.

  •  Most viruses, you’re able to give them to other people two to three days before you show any symptoms. And … it’s true with the new one, this COVID-19 what a lot of people do is use this silver prophylactically, meaning as a preventative….” 

  •  “For a therapeutic, …if you feel you’re coming down with something and you really want to hit it hard, you can do…three or four swigs of your liquid silver product] a day…

  • “People are wearing these masks now to protect them from that transmission…let’s talk about how you can use the silver liquid and the silver gel for barriers of protection…“[T]ake that [silver] gel and dab it around your nostrils…because you breathe in these viruses, it gets transmitted that way…it’s another way to … be more protected…. “Here you have something [silver] that’s been proven on everything it’s been tested…. It’s been tested on viruses …. It has no side effects, it’s totally safe … there’s no amount that ever has shown to be toxic …

  • “Everyone needs to have the Silver Biotics liquid and the silver gel in their medicine cabinet at home…. What we’re talking about today is how to protect yourself from these viruses…particularly this latest one that people are really concerned about, it’s one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and to also use it therapeutically…


Violations Galore  —  

  • You should take immediate action to correct the violations cited in this letter. This letter is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of violations that exist in connection with your products or operations. It is your responsibility to ensure that the products you sell are in compliance with the FD&C Act and FDA's implementing regulations. 

  • We advise you to review your websites, product labels, and other labeling and promotional materials to ensure that you are not misleadingly representing your products as safe and effective for a COVID-19-related use for which they have not been approved by FDA and that you do not make claims that misbrand the products in violation of the FD&C Act. 

  • Within 48 hours, please send an email to COVID-19- Task-Force-CFSAN@fda.hhs.gov describing the specific steps you have taken to correct these violations. Include an explanation of each step being taken to prevent the recurrence of violations, as well as copies of related documentation. Failure to immediately correct the violations cited in this letter may result in legal action, including, without limitation, seizure and injunction.

  • FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use certain products that have not been approved, cleared, or authorized by FDA and that are being misleadingly represented as safe and/or effective for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. 

  • Your firm will be added to a published list on FDA’s website of firms and websites that have received warning letters from FDA concerning the sale or distribution of COVID-19 related products in violation of the FD&C Act. This list can be found at http://www.fda.gov/consumers/health-fraud-scams/fraudulent- COVID-19-disease-covid-19-products… 

  • Once you have taken corrective actions to cease the sale of your unapproved and unauthorized products for the mitigation, prevention, treatment, diagnosis, or cure of COVID-19, and such actions have been confirmed by the FDA, the published list will be updated to indicate that your firm has taken appropriate corrective action.

  • If you cannot complete corrective action within 48 hours, state the reason for the delay and the time within which you will complete the corrections. If you believe that your products are not in violation of the FD&C Act, include your reasoning and any supporting information for our consideration.


Please direct any inquiries to FDA at COVID-19-Task-Force-

CFSAN@fda.hhs.gov.  

  • In addition, it is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made. For COVID-19, no such study is currently known to exist for the product identified above. 

  • Thus, any coronavirus-related prevention or treatment claims regarding such product are not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence. You must immediately cease making all such claims. Violations of the FTC Act may result in legal action seeking a Federal District Court injunction and an order may require that you pay back money to consumers. Within 48 hours, please send an email to Richard Cleland, Assistant Director of the FTC’s Division of Advertising Practices, via electronic mail at rcleland@ftc.gov describing the specific actions you have taken to address the FTC’s concerns. If you have any questions regarding compliance with the FTC Act, please contact Mr. Cleland at 202-326-3088.

Sincerely, /S/

Richard A. Quaresima
Acting Associated DirectorDivision of Advertising PracticesFederal Trade Commission 


This Was The Non-Official Realty Show Of Perversion In The Tv Pastor Land    James Orsen Bakker first saw daylight January 2, 1940,  and is an American televangelist, former Assemblies of God minister ( Got Dumped) and former late host with his wife Tammy Faye Bakker of The PTL Club,   ( Died) an Evangelical Christian fake fraud television program. 

She passed on after a long bout with cancer, seeing her husband going to jail, divorcing him, remarrying and finishing with her last days at peace.  ( kooky but seemed nice for her, he was the brains of the deal, if you call what he does take brains)

Jim Bakker is also known for building Heritage USA in Fort Mill, South Carolina, a former Christian theme park which opened in 1978 and closed in 1989.  ( biggest Christian Ripoff since thirteen versions of the Christian Bible) 

He has written several books, including I Was Wrong and Time Has Come: How to Prepare Now for Epic Events Ahead.  

Heritage USA was a scam with unaccountable money problems though they were taking in millions from believers.  Thats called fraud.


He Is A Con, Will Always Be A Con  —  A cover-up of hush money paid to a church secretary, Jessica Hahn, for (alleged) rape led to his resignation from the ministry.  Subsequent revelations of accounting fraud brought about his conviction, imprisonment and divorce. 

Bakker later remarried, below, his wife’s name is Lori and he returned to televangelism, where he founded his new ministry Morningside Church in Blue Eye, Missouri and currently works on The Jim Bakker Show, which focuses on the end of days. 

SIDEBAR:   Between him and Jack Impe who died  we are all doomed.  Both might have been put away in the loony bin if it hadn’t been for dumb asses who believed their bullsh*t.

Their well-known explosion was all over the news back in 1989 with fraud and infidelity being the twin missiles that brought the rising stars in the Televangelism world down. 


Three-Some ( Not The Holy Trinity)  —  In addition to defrauding the public to help fund Heritage, Mr. Bakker was caught having a threesome with a church secretary named Jessica Hahn and John Wesley Fletcher in a Clearwater, Fl. Resort.  Actually a hotel located five miles from my front door on Clearwater Beach.


Where Did The Money Go  —  The Bakkers were the founders of Heritage USA, which, back in its day, was a Christian Theme park and the third most popular theme park destination in the country, that featured, among other things, a life-sized version of the upper room, where the Last Supper was held. 

Although the Bakkers raised more than enough money to finish the Grand Tower, it was never completed, and to this day, nobody’s quite certain where all the money went, or why the church kept asking for more.  ( Errr, could be it was being stolen? )


Be Getting,  Beginning, Be-Gotten, Be Jailed  —   


Explanation Of Begetting By Jim Bakker  —  Many times in the Bible the word "be-getting" or to "have been the father" is used. Unfortunately some of these TV “ profits" have been caught doing a lot of after hours be-getting.   Either off-stage with a hooker, or when caught filling water vials from a tap, cheating, begetting and stealing from the flock like the Popoff's with their tap water con job

You know them from their fall from grace as the Jim and the late Tammy Bakker, the Popoff's, and the Swaggarts, lots of begetting there.   One of the most tragic stories is that of Jim Bakker a former restaurant helper ( a starter position, dishwashing, busing, sweeping)  turned Evangelist and his wife Tammy Fay Bakker who died at 62 from a long bout with cancer.  All crazy till you learn Swaggert was accused by a hooker, he wanted her daughter, nothing slips by in the scumbag world of phonies, the truth always surfaces.


He Dirtied The Water In Clearwater, Florida  — Hey, Jim Bakker did a little begetting right here on Clearwater Beach, about six miles from my home with a Ms. Jessica Hahn.   Turns out she was good enough for Playboy,  a knockout after a little make over work was done.  Not much, I worked at the Playboy club in St Petersburg as the house photographer till they closed and she had a natural God given men driven appeal.

At least he had good taste.  That did not make Mrs. Bakker happy, but why risk a good income, she forgave him and as soon as he went off to jail divorced Jim and she married Jim’s friend and co-worker. 

Thats what happened to Jim Bakker.  Jail.  The problem was he was legally, morally, and spiritually begotten to the late Queen of Mascara, Tammy Fay Bakker. (Begotten - past tense of begetting)  

What ever the reasons for the begetting, thats not what brought them down, it was the use of money they got as donations that didn't arrive at the promised land. He promised hotels and rooms and they used it differently.   Many papers whom were covering the story leaped on the begetting news.
Overnight a star was born, more on her later.


From Wikipedia - The Charlotte Observer  —  PTL's fund raising activities between 1984–1987 underwent scrutiny by The Charlotte Observer newspaper, eventually leading to criminal charges against Jim Bakker. From 1984 to 1987, Bakker and his PTL associates sold $1,000 "lifetime memberships",  which entitled buyers to a three-night stay annually at a luxury hotel at Heritage USA. 

According to the prosecution at Bakker's later fraud trial, tens of thousands of memberships had been sold, but only one 500-room hotel was ever completed. Bakker "sold" more "exclusive partnerships" than could be accommodated, while raising more than twice the money needed to build the actual hotel. A good deal of the money went into Heritage USA's operating expenses, and Bakker kept $3.4 million in bonuses for himself. 
And now the affair tended to surface in addition to some looking to bury him with homophobic events.


  The Jessica Hahn Affair    Began To Surface

$279,000 payoff for the silence of Jessica Hahn, a woman who was mistakenly supposed to be a Bakker staff member, was paid by Tammy Faye's later husband, Roe Messner.  Hahn was actually a one-time acquaintance of Bakker, set up by a "friend" in 1980.   Sort of a "Hooker by Crooker" relationship.

Bakker, who apparently made all of the financial decisions for the PTL organization, allegedly kept two sets of books to conceal the accounting irregularities.   They were not religious in nature...

Reporters from The Charlotte Observer, led by lead reporter Charles Shepard, investigated and published a series of articles regarding the PTL organization's finances.

On March 19, 1987, following the revelation of a payoff to Jessica Hahn to keep secret her allegation that Bakker had raped her, Bakker resigned from PTL.   

Bakker acknowledges he met Hahn at a hotel room in Clearwater Beach, Florida, but denies raping her.  She was young and at the time and perhaps he promised her some of the “  Holy Land Experience” in the future.  

Most of us in the more critical theatre believe she was young, not entirely that bright and fell for the spiel and grace Jim offered and got banged.   Left, right upside down and sideways — 

And he got caught, pants down doing the bebanging by religious folks called Begetting.  And getting caught at the subsequent three some with her.  She was well endowed and even better after the Playboy crew did their polishing and massaging  the photos, She did not need much…as the playboy photos suggest.

It’s been three decades since the world found out about the hour-15 minutes she spent in a Florida hotel room with televangelist Jim Bakker.  But Jessica Hahn says it’s only been in the last two years that she’s finally confronted her anger about what happened, and how it’s affected the rest of her life.

She says she’s angry at Bakker, founder of the onetime PTL empire near Charlotte, for using his power and his image as a man of God to manipulate her, then a 21-year-old church secretary, into having sex.   “He just believed that everybody should serve him because he was serving God,” she said of Bakker.

I am surprised she’s also angry at herself for being in the hotel room. And for reacting to this experience and the sudden media glare by making “ maybe her only, not the best choices” over the years that followed –

NOTE:    Including posing nude three times in Playboy. Maybe three bad choices, three times, I don’t think so,  she is very pretty, unusually well endowed, statuesque, and fell into the limelight —  

Hahn said. “I really grew up with the Bakker's (on TV), thinking, ‘I’d love to be in that family.  They’re always singing and happy.’ I loved her. I loved her makeup, the stupid makeup. That’s what we did in church: We wore a lot of makeup and big hair.”   Hahn said,  "she felt guilty when she talked with Jim Bakker’s one-time wife during her last days".


REALITY:  These days, Hahn keeps a lower profile than she did for many years. But she has ventured into social media in the last year or so, writing Facebook posts she calls “pretty dull and sweet.”   Yup!

Asked about the sexual harassment charges against Trump, Hahn said he’d like to see “ solid proof” that the allegations weren’t politically motivated. “Accusations sometimes are too freely thrown out there,” she said. “Sexual harassment is not a game. The office of the president is also not a game. Respect and truth need to be applied on both sides.”   Never happen!   Obviously,  she is still stupid... T-RUMP has no idea what truth is...

When Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died in September, Hahn tweeted about her affection for the media tycoon in whose magazine she posed nude decades ago: “Rest in peace Hugh Hefner. I will always love you and will never forget you. You changed my life forever.   Thank you. Hug God for me.”   ( Well hug somebody...)

She acted in a few movies, “things that were silly,” and worked on some sitcoms – Hahn dated Ron Leavitt, co-creator of TV’s “Married ... with Children” for 15 years, until his death in 2008. “But,” she added with a laugh, “I’m not the greatest actress.”  (We know that)

“God is still the first and most important thing in my life. The only person I really talk to,” she said. “My faith is strong. ... I still believe in God more than ever.  It wasn’t his fault. It wasn’t his mess.”  (  Right,  but you support T-RUMP  and an old Sioux proverb says,   “ Which is worse the liar or the teller of the liars tales”. )


BAKKER AND T-RUMP TWO MAN SCUMBAG CONVENTION  —  By EJ Montini

How the sex scandal of televangelist and now Trump fan Jim Bakker wound up in Phoenix —  Opinion: Remember Jessica Hahn? After helping to bring down televangelist Jim Bakker she went from celebrity to Playboy model to Phoenix radio host.  2017 — Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker crawled out of a crack in the national baseboard recently to declare that Christians must “love” Donald Trump.

“You know what? Trump is a test whether you’re even saved. Only saved people can love Trump,” Bakker said.   Not only did his ludicrous statement light up the internet, it reminded us that in the late 1980s Baker was exposed for having manipulated a 21-year-old church secretary into having sex with him and later convicted of 24 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy.   The scandal brought down what then was the powerful evangelical Praise the Lord (PTL) empire.

Bakker wound up in prison and the church secretary, Jessica Hahn, wound up in the pages of Playboy magazine and, eventually, on a Phoenix radio station.  Jessica Hahn at a press conference announcing her stint as a morning talk show host in 1988.   There were times then, as there are now, when our desert paradise sometimes feels like the low-lying culvert into which the nation drains its scandalous waste.  

I was at the press conference in August 1988 when the radio station introduced Hahn as the newest member of their morning show.  She walked into the press conference wearing a short, white-leather skirt, high heels that were very white and very high, and a white T-shirt with the logo of the radio station.  A few months later, in December of that same year, after the radio station dumped her, Hahn agreed to speak with me.

On that day, she answered the door of the place she was staying (under an assumed name) wearing a black bathrobe and a pair of white socks.  ''I'm sorry it took me so long to get the door,'' she said, ''I was going to get dressed when 'Hef' (Hugh Hefner) called. 

He and Kimberly (Hefner's fiancé) want me to come to the mansion for a rest. I'm not going to. But it was sweet of him to offer, don't you think? Anyway, I hope you don't mind the robe. I live in a robe when I'm at home.’'   She was 29 at the time. She tried to use the fame that was thrust upon her, admitted to having made mistakes, but knew that her encounter with Bakker would haunt her.

She asked me that day in 1988 whether I’d seen Johnny Carson's show the night before, or the previous week’s Saturday Night Live.  ''They both used me in jokes,'' she said. ''That's my life. A comedy routine.’'  Then she laughed.

''What are your plans for the holidays?'' I asked her.  ''On Thanksgiving, I was alone,'' she said. ''I didn't mind. I mean it. It was rainy and cozy, and I worked that night. People say, 'Jessica Hahn, she's got it made.' But I worked.

''Christmas? I don't know. That's a few days before I have to leave. And like I said, I'd like nothing more than to stay right here. I'm tired of packing and unpacking.’' But that is what she did for a number of years.

Bakker was convicted in 1989 and released from prison in 1994.  Hahn never quite got a reprieve.  Ironically, Hahn now supports T-RUMP,  She is in her late 50s, now, married and living on a ranch with her stunt man husband.

She recently told The Charlotte Observer, “People used to say, ‘Jessica, you kept quiet for eight years. Why?’ Well, there were a million reasons. These women coming out now – there were a million reasons. ... It’s like the power position is abused in every lifestyle, whether it’s politics, religion or business.”

She said of those dealing with abuse, “If somebody’s hurting you, you’ve got to come out and say something because they’ll keep doing it. Because they think they’re above you and better than you. That’s not the truth. And it will affect your life if you don’t. It will affect you later on in life.”

Jim Bakker, the sleazy criminal evangelist who took advantage of a young Jessica Hahn, says God told him, ‘I put Donald Trump on earth to give you time, the church, to get ready.’ (For end times.)”  He says the faithful must “love Trump,” as if such a man knows anything about faith.  Ironically (or is it incongruously, or paradoxically, or inexplicably?). 

ED: OP-Ed:  Jessica Hahn is known to sport MAGA gear, she is a fan of Fox News and, yes, a big supporter of Donald T-RUMP.   It seems she never learned a damn thing, about liars and frauds,  scumbags and she accepted and got what was given to her.  Both Bakker and Donald will pay one day and it won’t be money.

The seed that was planted,  but was not for her, Bakker, T-Rump and others are not for you or me, they are for themselves.  Had she come forth early and presented her case, it might have had a different ending. But 279,000 dollars is a convincing argument.  But it also put her out of touch with people that could have offered her a career.


Screwed By Falwell, Double Teamed By Swaggert  —  Following Bakker’s resignation as PTL head, he was succeeded in late March, 1987, by Jerry Falwell.  Falwell another bablical bullshitter was the Supreme Ayatollah of God’s mirth till Pat Robertson came along who stole the show with his utterly incredible bullshit. The level of which superseded the Brontosaurus.

Later that summer, as donations sharply declined in the wake of Bakker's resignation and the end of the Bakkers' popular PTL Club TV show, Falwell raised $20 million to help keep the Heritage USA Theme Park solvent, including a well-publicized waterslide plunge there.  most of which he kept.

Dumb-ass publicity stunt — No, I know what you are thinking. A miracle. Nope, he slid down the slide, no walk on water routines, no parting of the pool, just slid his fat ass butt down the slide like most mortals leaving a huge wake due to a huge profile. I have seen better water shows at Sea World, similar, whales sliding in a pool. But a stunt appropriate to the morons who watch these frauds and send them money.


Jimmy Swaggert - The Conscience And Fellow Begetter Pervert  —  The fall of television evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker has provoked a religious controversy with few equals in modern history. In the midst of the PTL scandal, evangelist Jimmy Swaggart has launched what some ministers see as "a Pentecostal inquisition," with Swaggart playing the role of "grand inquisitor."

At stake is the future of the Assemblies of God, a comparatively young movement founded almost 100 years ago  in Hot Springs, Ark., which boasts 4.3 million adherents nationwide and until now has been one of America’s fastest-growing Protestant churches. But some clergymen warned last week of a denominational split.

Swaggart, the country’s most watched televangelist and, like Jim Bakker, an Assemblies of God minister, is striving to purge his church of what he sees as “ alse doctrines,” “ orcery” and "fads" -- all alleged hallmarks of PTL, which stands for " Praise the Lord" and " People That Love." Some think it meant  “ Pastors Love Loot”.

The lawyer for the evangelist Jim Bakker yesterday accused the television preacher Jimmy Swaggart of trying to take over Mr. Bakker's PTL Club ministry, an attempt he said had led to Mr. Bakker's resignation and confession of a sexual liaison.

Mr. Swaggart denied the accusation on television last night, calling it ''absurd'' in an interview with Larry King on the Cable News Network. ''I don't know what I would do with PTL if I had it,'' Mr. Swaggart said.

Mr. Bakker's attorney, Roy Grutman, said earlier yesterday that Mr. Swaggart had spread rumors and given a newspaper ''exaggerated and distorted'' information about Mr. Bakker's affair, which occurred seven years ago. 

Mr. Bakker and Mr. Grutman earlier said that there had been an effort to take over PTL Club, but they would not say who was behind that effort. The PTL Club - the initials stand for Praise the Lord - includes 500,000 members, a cable television network and a park.

Later yesterday, the Rev. Jerry Falwell said he had talked ''at length'' with Mr. Swaggart and was satisfied Mr. Swaggart had no designs on PTL. Mr. Falwell, the founder of Moral Majority, and replaced Mr. Bakker as head of PTL.

Thats Nazi Himmler telling Nazi Goebbels the chief is OK and knows what he doing...


More Bad News  —  On March 19, 1987, after the disclosure of a payoff to Hahn, Bakker resigned from PTL.  Although he acknowledged that he had a sexual encounter with Hahn at a hotel room in Clearwater, Florida, he denied raping her.  
Bakker was the subject of homosexual and bisexual allegations made by John Wesley Fletcher and PTL director Jay Babcock, which he denied under oath.  
Rival televangelist John Ankerberg appeared on Larry King Live and made several allegations against Bakker, which both Bakkers denied.


Friend, Fiend Or Foe  —  Some friend.—    Who says Evangelicals don't eat their own?  Falwell called Bakker a liar, an embezzler, a sexual deviant, and "the greatest scab and cancer on the face of Christianity in 2,000 years of church history."   In 1988, Falwell said that the Bakker scandal had “ strengthened broadcast evangelism and made Christianity stronger, more mature and more committed”.   he should talk... his son is no better, and plays politics with T-RUMP, one lies the other swears.

Bakker's son, Jay, wrote in 2001 that the Bakkers felt betrayed by Falwell, whom they thought, at the time of Bakker's resignation, intended to help in Bakker's eventual restoration as head of the PTL ministry organization.  Kettles and pots each calling each other black. So common amongst crooks.

 

Today  —  Three Strikes…Tammy…Jessica and now Lori  —  Most of Bakker’s audience receives his program on DirecTV and Dish Network.  Bakker condemned the prosperity theology that he took part in earlier in his career and has embraced apocalypticism.

  • His show has a millennial, survivalist focus and sells buckets of freeze-dried food to his audience in preparation for the end of the world.   
  • Elspeth Reeve wrote in The Atlantic that Bakker’s doomsday food is overpriced.  
  • A man named Jerry Crawford, who credits Bakker with having saved his marriage, invested $25 million dollars in a new ministry for Bakker in Blue Eye, Missouri, named Morningside.  Production for The Jim Bakker Show moved to Morningside in 2008.  In 2013, Bakker wrote Time Has Come: How to Prepare Now for Epic Events Ahead about end-time events.
  • In an October 2017 video, Bakker said that “God will punish those” who ridicule him.
  • He has said that Hurricane Harvey was a judgement of God, and blamed Hurricane Matthew on then-President Barack Obama.
  •  Bakker predicted that if current President Donald T-RUMP is impeached, Christians would begin a Second American Civil War.
  • He compared the 2017 Washington train derailment to the sinking of the RMS Titanic and stated the Amtrak train derailment was a warning from God.
  • He also claimed that he predicted the September 11 attacks of 2001, stating that he “ saw 9/11 in 1999 before New Year’s Eve" and that there would "be terrorism" and bombings in New York City and Washington, DC
  • A few days after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, he stated that in a dream that “ God came to him wearing a camouflage, a hunting vest, and a AR-15 rifle strapped to his back” and claimed that God supported Trump's plan to arm teachers.
  • Following the death of Billy Graham on February 21, 2018, Bakker attended Graham’s funeral and paid his respects, stating that Graham was the greatest preacher since Jesus, and also remarking that Graham had visited him in prison.
  • Ed Brayton called Bakker a false prophet in an article on the Patheos website, and Geoffrey Grider called him a false teacher on the Now The End Begins website.
  • On the Stand in the Gap Today radio program, Pennsylvania Pastors Network president Sam Rohrer criticized Bakker’s civil-war prediction. His TV show received criticism as a "spiritual abuse", and critics stated that it has "no business" being on TV screens.
  • At times, Jim Bakker has warned viewers that the end of the world is imminent and he sells freeze-dried foods, along with other goods and books, on his show’s website.
  • On a recent show, one of Bakker’s guests said a product being sold — Silver Solution — had been tested on older strains of the coronavirus and found to “eliminate it within 12 hours,” according to a cease and desist letter sent to Bakker on March 3 from New York’s Attorney General’s Office.  It eliminated Corona patients by possibly killing or offering fake alternatives for real treatment.    In my world we shoot people like him.

Charlotte Afternoon Observer  —  The controversy prompted AT&T to ask seven channels airing Jim Bakker on its DirecTV platform to consider dropping the show, STL News Missouri.com reported. 
  • One of the channels, World Harvest Television, is no longer carrying Bakker’s show, a spokeswoman told the Observer on Friday, declining further comment. WHT carries Christian programming.
  • Referring to criticism the Bakkers received for selling the product, Lori Bakker said on Facebook Friday: “As a family and staff, we continue to fight the good fight of faith and take a stand against the evil forces and hatred that has come against our ministry. In Jim’s words, this has been the most vicious attack that he has ever experienced.”
  • She blamed her husband’s stroke on his tireless efforts with their show, based in Branson, Mo.  “For many years now, Jim has been working non-stop, working hard to bring incredible prophets and guests to our show, discovering and developing new products to share, building at Morningside, and bringing forth the message for the days that we are living in,” Lori Bakker posted.
  • “All of these projects, and the vigorous warfare that we have experienced in the last several weeks, have taken a huge toll on Jim’s health,” she said.‘THE PTL CLUB’
  • Bakker and then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker rose to fame on “The PTL Club” television show they hosted in the 1970s and ‘80s. They also built a Christian theme park, called Heritage USA, in Fort Mill, S.C., which attracted millions of people each year.
  • Their ministry fell apart in 1987, amid revelations of hush money being paid after Jim Bakker had a hour-15-minute tryst with young church secretary Jessica Hahn. PTL-related fraud later put Jim Bakker in federal prison for nearly five years. Tammy Faye died in 2007.
  • In February 2018, Jim and Lori Bakker visited Charlotte to pay their respects to Billy Graham, who both was a spiritual adviser to US presidents and visited Bakker when he was in federal prison.  A tearful Bakker told reporters at the Billy Graham Library that Graham was the  best Evangelical since Jesus not mentioning what a con scam he helped author. 


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BURNING BUSH-O-GRAM :  DEAR Pastor Jim, declaring yourself to be one of today’s experts on the Book of Revelation without my permission, not cool.  Since prison, you authored “  I Was Wrong, The Refuge, Prosperity and The Coming Apocalypse, and Time Has Come”.  That was OK, I read it,  but most of it was bullsh*t.  Tell Lucifer Mestopheles to classify those books you wrote under “ FICTION".

In 2020, Jim, you launched the PTL: Voice of the Prophets Network, a 24-hour network carrying the most important messages from the prophets and watchmen of today.  None of my prophets endorsed your book!  Please forward their names to me or Jesus, If they were TV preachers, I’ll deal with them,  They thought it was bullsh*t!

A SPECIAL WISH FOR YOU JIM:     Keep smoking that cheap Gange, and keep lieing and when you meet Lucifer Mestopheles tell him you would like a room next to Donald T-RUMP,  another Con man who never seems to go away — The stroke was a warning from the real deal that you have a big mouth filled with bullsh*t!

6/06/2022