A Twitter Thread: The Similarities Between the Jim Bakker and Jerry Falwell Jr Sex Scandals

Earlier a solid thread was composed on Twitter that looked at the similarities between the Jim Bakker and Jerry Falwell Jr sex scandals. The similarities are pretty interesting and center around a taboo inside evangelicalism – being bisexual or gay. This is a good thread to read. 

“The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self.”

Philip James Bailey

The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.

Proverbs 10:14 NIV

Jerry and Tammy Faye Bakker

Just when you thought you would never hear about Jim Bakker again I saw a thread on Twitter that was too good to ignore. The thread by Daniel Silliman looked at the similarities between the Jim Bakker and Jerry Falwell Jr sex scandals. Does this mean that in the near future we will see Jerry Falwell Jr hawking fraudulent cures for the coronavirus? Hopefully not. The rest of this post is a good history lesson in evangelical scandal.


One thought on “A Twitter Thread: The Similarities Between the Jim Bakker and Jerry Falwell Jr Sex Scandals

  1. Which is why JFJr was adamant that BECKI did Pool Boy, not him. (He only watched from the corner of the room.)
    Because if he joined in on Pool Boy, that would be HOMOSEXUAL, the Unpardonable Super-Sin. Everything else is NOT sin for a Celebrity Christian Leader to do, but NOT HOMOSEXUALITY.

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