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Salon foretells civil war
"Pick a side"
Matthew 24:7 For nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
It's great when loudmouth Nazi/Con/Reps run their yaps & make themselves an easy target.
1989, CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 5— Jim Bakker, who built a multimillion-dollar religious empire on an image of wholesome values and religious faith, was convicted today on all 24 fraud and conspiracy counts he faced in Federal court here.The tumultuous six-week trial hinged on the Government's contention that Mr. Bakker bilked followers of his PTL Ministry out of $158 million by offering promises of lifetime vacations he could not provide and that he diverted about $3.7 million to support an opulent lifestyle that ranged from oddities like an air-conditioned dog house to luxuries like a fleet of Mercedeses and Rolls-Royces.The jury foreman, Ricky Hills, said he had no problem deciding that Mr. Bakker defrauded his followers. 'He Was Earnest' at the Start''We kept looking for something from the defense and couldn't find anything,'' Mr. Hills said. ''The only thing I believed about his testimony was that when he started out, he was earnest.''...His wife, Tammy Faye, also stayed calm until Judge Potter, in deciding whether to allow Mr. Bakker to post bond, compared Mr. Bakker's followers to the suicidal devotees of the Rev. Jim Jones. Members of the PTL Ministry were ''so zealous in their defense of Mr. Bakker,'' the judge said, ''they really have the Jim Jones mentality, that he's a be all and end all.''
In excruciating detail highlighted by videotapes of Mr. Bakker's television shows, the prosecutor presented the jury with a vision of Mr. Bakker as a con man operating in the guise of a man of God.His main vehicle, Ms. Smith said, was a series of vacation agreements, lifetime partnerships, in which viewers were offered once-a-year vacations at Heritage USA for $1,000 donations.She showed how Mr. Bakker sold more than 66,000 partnerships in his Heritage Grand Hotel, although he promised followers only 25,000 would be sold, and 74,000 partnerships in the never-finished Towers Hotel, even though he had said only 30,000 would be sold. He offered a $10 statue and said it could be worth $1,000, and told viewers he needed money to build without any bank debt after he had already taken out loans, she said.Investigations are continuing of several other television ministries with other indictments likely, Internal Revenue Service officials have said.Mr. Bakker's excesses were flamboyant, and to many his downfall has long been inevitable.''With today's verdict, reality has finally dawned for Jim Bakker,'' United States Attorney Tom Ashcroft said. ''He refused to behave responsibly of his own accord at PTL, so a jury of his peers imposed responsibility on him in a court of law.''
Yes, who ever heard of Raw Foodie Vegans pimping bullshit for astronomical sums?
#CIVIL WAR THREAD
Alex claims here to have "TOP CIA sources, people on his show right after they brief congress."
Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye had this whole "Jesus world" planned out like Disneyland's Epcot, which he originally planned to be as a model city of the future, not a resort.
Here's the healthranger's report. Mike Adams. He warns of a political coup to overthrow Trump over 2 fake news items that have been whipped up by the NY Times and Washington Post.
Savage is an embarrassment to jews everywhere - even worse character than ayn rand, for she was not a demagogue and that's saying something.
On a separate note, if the working class rises up violently to defend the potentially to be impeached multi billionaire, that would be a perfect culmination to brainwashing perpetrated by right wing AM hate machine - would be truly worthy of an oscar winning movie plot.
I'm thinking maybe you should
The Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedGil Scott-Heron
you have to kind of feel sorry for them.
Only in the same way you have to feel sorry for a dog that keeps biting people.