March 19, 1987

On This Date in in 1987, Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned from his television ministry the PTL due to a sex sandal involving his ‘personal’ assistant Jessica Hahn. I thought it might be interesting to see how many big-time preachers had succumbed to the erotic allures of the flesh and stopped researching when I hit thirty-one. Seemed the televangelist/big-time preacher was just as willing to help young men ‘pray’ as they were young women. I actually did a ‘woohoo’ when the scandals found involved only financial fraud and deception (which were not counted in the 31). Moral of this story? Don’t send money to televangelists and don’t allow your 20 something sons and daughters to work for them.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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