May 20, 2018

Jim Bakker’s “resurrection” (and Trudeau’s election) prove there’s a sucker born every minute

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

Back in the ’80s, tele-evangelist Reverend Jim Bakker created a vast empire financed by hundreds of millions of dollars in donations sent his way by Christian fans.

Then the scandals hit his Praise The Lord (PTL) Club, ranging from wire fraud to conspiracy, only to be followed by a sex scandal involving former church secretary Jessica Hahn.

Like the walls of Jericho, the PTL empire came crashing down, but talk about a resurrection! Jim is back on the air and you won’t believe what he’s up to.

Bakker’s comeback reminds me of that famous statement by H.L. Mencken who once opined: “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”

But this isn’t an exclusively American thing, nor is it confined to the business world because it also provides an answer for those still wondering how Justin Trudeau ever got elected.

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commented 2018-05-23 08:51:23 -0400
The dollars going to Bakker are voluntary, whereas the dollars going to support turdo la doo and his fools are extorted.
commented 2018-05-23 02:59:50 -0400
“Intelligent people learn from their mistakes..” The Jim Bakker of the world evidently don’t… Too bad this aging charlatan still ties himself to being a Christian…
commented 2018-05-22 15:33:38 -0400
The only worse investment of cash than the Praise The Lord Club was giving money to Hillary Clinton’s Campaign.
commented 2018-05-21 00:36:28 -0400
KAREN AND DOUG GEIL, you made me spit out my Tea!
commented 2018-05-20 21:17:13 -0400
Oh , i remember Jim baker well and Tammy with her bucket fulls of black eye make up.
It also brings back to mind Jimmy Swagged with tears streaming down his face .Oh God i have sinned "
I still have the 1988 Penthouse magazine that had an interview with the Hooker Swaggart used to visit,,the article is quite graphic and details everything he “liked”, while all the time he was preaching against the very "sin " he was engaging in
commented 2018-05-20 20:12:39 -0400
Jim Bakker is an annointed Man of God, and you Menzies are not. You shall suffer for your slander in the next month, year, decade — anything that goes wrong in your life will be payback for your slander! Jim is actually selling a water filtration system using “Advanced and Radiological filters”. Who else can filter Uranium and Plutonium from water?
commented 2018-05-20 19:50:45 -0400
JT got elected partly because of the name but mostly because the CBC was always saying the people want change we need change it’s time for change and all the sheep agreed and wham the bubble headed boobie was elected
commented 2018-05-20 18:53:46 -0400
“Jim Bakker’s “resurrection” (and Trudeau’s election) prove there’s a sucker born every minute”

And those suckers seem to coalesce as the political left.
commented 2018-05-20 17:27:29 -0400
Karen and Doug, beautiful! It made me LOL. That doesn’t happen too often on line. I always wondered about Jimmy Hoffa…. and now it’s all beginning to make sense…
commented 2018-05-20 17:18:16 -0400
at Tammy Faye Bakker’s autopsy they cleaned off the makeup… and found Jimmy Hoffa…
commented 2018-05-20 16:35:37 -0400
How can anybody compare Baker with Trudeau? Baker was a con artist and Trudeau is a, a, um, er, hummm.
Looks like I will have to think about Trudeau. I still think we shall be sorry when he’s gone. See above.
commented 2018-05-20 16:05:06 -0400
Liza, there are indeed evangelicals in Canada…. not nearly enough true evangelicals in my opinion, but they do exist. I consider myself to be one of them. If you look up evangelical in the Merriam Webster dictionary, it simply means; 1. being in agreement with the four Christian gospels, 2. Protestantism, or 3. emphasizing salvation by faith in the atoning death of Jesus rather than works. (I’m paraphrasing) Jim Baker definitely isn’t a true evangelical. He’s a sideshow huckster of the kind that were common when I was a youngster in traveling circuses. Never marginalize a a group of people who Justin Trudeau calls “the worst part of Canadian society”. That in it’s self makes it a badge of honor.
commented 2018-05-20 14:51:39 -0400
Paul, Liza
Bakker should target the libtard voting crowd, nice easy prey
commented 2018-05-20 14:31:43 -0400
Wow, I didn’t think Bakker would have the nerve to turn up again and run scams.

Trudeau will still have the bong crowd, leftist regressives, Islamists and illegal migrants voting for him in 2019.
commented 2018-05-20 14:22:41 -0400
Religious hucksters “tour” through small towns in Canada, very successfully, oddly enough. My mother in law went to hear the preaching in the big tent they erected and lots of people show up to give away their money. It’s sad. Jt is a hazard, we must work very hard to convert as many as we can or at least, encourage them to stay home on election night. He’s still got the college age drinking crowd, Menzies proves that when he does “Menzies after dark.”
commented 2018-05-20 13:38:02 -0400
My gawd, I thought Jim Bakker was dead. What kind of embalming fluid is he using anyway?
He is selling bottled water – 6 for $150.00 ? That sounds about right.
His new Tammie Faye looks as embalmed as the last one.
These are hucksters, scammers and who falls for this schlock anyway?

I keep hearing the trolls calling us ‘evangelical’ Christians. Isn’t that what Justin called Canada’s Christians? I don’t even think there are evangelical Christians in Canada. That is an American phenomenon isn’t it? However Justin is proof we have our share of gullible, insecure, pathetic people in our populace or that unctuous, pious clown would not be PM.
Justin Trudeau is as close to ‘evangelical’ rabid religious preacher as Canada gets I think, and his MP’s are echoing his every word and move, which come from the ‘progressive’ Mr. and Mrs. Gawd themselves. Daddy Butts and Mommy Telford.
commented 2018-05-20 12:39:06 -0400
Jim Baker is a con-man who’s praying on the weak minded & delusional. Trudeau is a pawn of much more effective con-artists that are praying on taxpayers & consumers rather they see through the con or not.