Bach Feuer: The Morton Downey Jr. Show- Jerry Falwell and the Christian Right

Reverend Jimmy Swaggart
Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat

In the late 1980s starting in around 1987 I believe the TV evangelism was taking a big hit in America because of scandals that some of their TV reverends were under. Essentially preaching against what they were in favor of, but not in public, but in their own private lives. With Jim Swaggart it was about prostitutes, with Jim Baker it was financial issues. These reverends were saying they were the voice of God, the voice of Christ to be more precise and yet they were committing real vices that are immoral at least under the law that would’ve sent average Americans to jail for a long time.
Bach Feur: Jerry Falwell & Morton Downey, Jr.

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