Jim Bakker’s newest scam

The Daily Mail reports…

“Televangelist Jim Bakker, known best for losing his multi-million dollar empire amid a sex and embezzlement scandal, is building his new brand around the end of the world.

The disgraced pastor is now selling pricey cordless generators and survivalist food packs on his website in an effort to help earn money to pay off his debts to the IRS.

The most unusual item on the docket are the collection of enema kits for sale, perhaps in a nod to his late wife Tammy Faye who died after a long battle with colon cancer in 2007.

Bakker made headlines in the 1980s when he and his wife Tammy Faye took the airwaves by storm with their Christian evangelical broadcast and development of the Praise The Lord Television Network.

After amassing millions of viewers and becoming household names, their fortunes turned when Jim was accused of raping then-21-year-old secretary Jessica Hahn. He denied the charges, saying that their sex was consensual, and they settled out of court.

However, an indictment for fraud and conspiracy was what landed him in jail for six years.

Those charges accused him of keeping millions from the donation money his company accrued, and later sought after by the IRS for $6million in tax liens dating back to the 1980s.

Tammy Faye divorced Bakker while he was in jail, and a few years after his 1994 release, he married his new wife Lori.

Together, the new Mrs and Mr Bakker have begun their own television program and ensuing product line.

Among his books is Prosperity And The Coming Apocalypse, in which he touts his belief in the undetermined return of Jesus, and urges his followers to be prepared.

In that vein, he and his wife are selling a number of apocalypse-themed products aimed at helping their fans prepare, while undoubtedly helping earn back some of the money he still owes the government.

Emergency room and board kits- that cost $500 or $1,000 a pop- are for sale, along with foldable fuel-less generators for $1,700 and packages of long-lasting food supplies.

The Jerry Jones Special is an unusual $2,000 grouping of 37 buckets of corn, green beans, tomato flakes and raspberries that are said to provide enough ingredients for 480 meals.

He even has an entire section dedicated to health products, including a variety of vitamins, protein shakes and exercise equipment.

The strangest by far is the so-called ‘Silver Solution’ enema kits, selling for $100.

‘He appears to have no shame. He’s milking his worshippers for “end of the world” products and enemas too, which is bizarre,’ a source told The National Enquirer.”

From http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2145334/Televangelist-Jim-Bakker-selling-ENEMA-KITS-apocalyptic-survivalist-gear-pay-IRS.html

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8 thoughts on “Jim Bakker’s newest scam

  1. Who are you people to judge this man, or anyone?? You hypocrites. God speaks to me all the time. God’s word speaks of people like you. They’re called Pharisees!

  2. All prophecies need to be checked against the bible and for JB to profess that he doesn’t believe that Jesus will return is a clear indication of his falseness! My mother-in-law who claims to have a straight line to God is enamored by him and it is scary to see how she is pouring money into this charlatan’s ministry.

  3. He has many well know guests on his show that are established in the ministry.

    Yeah like this dimwit who advocates martial law and a military takeover.

    But he hears from God as well! Like Jim does! A false profit!

    Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

    Btw you’re better off getting comfort from watching Star Trek or Big Bang Theory.

    There’s as much God in them. Probably more.

  4. I haven’t sent him a dime. Why do you care if you don’t like him, are you the money monitor for those who find comfort and enjoyment in his program, it is up to an individual to make that decision and I am not a gullible fool. He has many well know guests on his show that are established in the ministry.

  5. If you do your homework you will find that the products sold on the show are actually bargains compared to what is offered in the open market. Many different advertisements in the media are selling prepper products including National Geographic. I find Mr. Baker to be sincere in his believes and if you think otherwise you don’t have to watch his show.

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