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For those of you not in the loop, Jay Bakker is the son of Jim & Tammy Faye of the PTL network/theme park/precursor to the megachurch. Despite all that, he's turned into a pretty cool minister in his own right: gay and woman affirming, filled with so much acceptance that his detractors criticize him for selling people "cheap grace," holds service in a bar in Brooklyn. (On a personal note, I find him mighty defrauding.)

I was feeling totes discouraged by today's run of topics, as I do sometimes, so I thought I'd post his interview with Don Lemon on Headline News:

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When he had his show on the Sundance Channel, he was married to a young woman who was going to medical school. As a matter of fact, he moved to NYC so she could go to the school of her choice.

Hopefully they're still married.

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She filed for divorce from him a few years ago, and he's been classy enough to not discuss it in public. She's a doctor in Africa now, so I'm speculating that they just were on two different paths.

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I just finished reading Son of a Preacher Man, and I'm getting ready to start reading Fall To Grace. I found it really interesting (well, sad), the way the Bakker family was treated by their supposed friends and fellow Christians after the whole scandal broke. True, Jim Bakker was no saint, but the way his family, especially his children, were treated was just shameful.

And Jay is a better person than I am for forgiving Jerry Fallwell. What a scumbag(Falwell, not Jay Bakker).

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What I found intriguing was that apparently Jim Bakker didn't fall in with Robertson, Falwell & the other neo-Pharisees getting involved with politics in the 80s, and that was why Falwell was so eager to swoop in and pick at the PTL corpse.

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What I found intriguing was that apparently Jim Bakker didn't fall in with Robertson, Falwell & the other neo-Pharisees getting involved with politics in the 80s, and that was why Falwell was so eager to swoop in and pick at the PTL corpse.

I used to watch the PTL network back then, especially during the summer. If MTV got boring and there was nothing happening on the soaps, we'd flip to PTL to see what Jim & Tammy were up to. I don't ever remember Jim mentioning anything political. And Tammy was one of the first major television personalities to hug someone with AIDS onscreen.

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For those of you not in the loop, Jay Bakker is the son of Jim & Tammy Faye of the PTL network/theme park/precursor to the megachurch. Despite all that, he's turned into a pretty cool minister in his own right: gay and woman affirming, filled with so much acceptance that his detractors criticize him for selling people "cheap grace," holds service in a bar in Brooklyn. (On a personal note, I find him mighty defrauding.)

I was feeling totes discouraged by today's run of topics, as I do sometimes, so I thought I'd post his interview with Don Lemon on Headline News:

I read this to say 'gay, and woman-affirming', then got all head-shaking about the marriage post. But anyway, now that I re-read it, I will still post that I have met the son of the current PTL-type lunatics, the totally freaky-looking Paul Crouch and his wife with the lavender hair who dresses up in frilly little girl dresses. Anyway, he is a real estate agent in Atlanta and is gayer than gay. As in, he bought Tammy Faye's makeup mirror/dressing table, which is faux-rococo as it gets, and usually has a house full of cute gay boys; my GBF had an orgy at his place once. Now I hear that a staffer was trying to blackmail Crazy Paul himself about a gay affair. These people are too too much.

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I just finished reading Son of a Preacher Man, and I'm getting ready to start reading Fall To Grace. I found it really interesting (well, sad), the way the Bakker family was treated by their supposed friends and fellow Christians after the whole scandal broke. True, Jim Bakker was no saint, but the way his family, especially his children, were treated was just shameful.

And Jay is a better person than I am for forgiving Jerry Fallwell. What a scumbag(Falwell, not Jay Bakker).

I agree Falwell was a total scumbag. At Jim Bakker eventually admitted to his faults. Jim seemed more likeable than Falwell. I know someone who grew up in Lynchburg, VA and she used to tell me crazy stories about Falwell, his family and his church members. Falwell was always getting threats from people in Lynchburg and even his sons still get threats all the time. Many people left his church over the years after he would make crazy statements.

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If you like Jay Bakker you might want to check out the documentary about his mother, the late Tammy Faye Bakker. It's called "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" and she really comes across as very likable and sweet, and damn resilient. Also, she loved the gays, and they loved her right back.

http://www.amazon.com/Eyes-Tammy-Faye-B ... B00009MEBB

I haven't seen that documentary but I have heard about it. Tammy Faye was a great gay advocate. She became an advocate and supporter of gay rights due to suicide of teenage relative who was gay. I can't remember the whole story but I think he left a note saying he was a gay. He was either a nephew or a cousin.

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Before I got hooked on uberfundys I watched Jim and Tammy on PTL. (I think they were a gateway to my fundy obsession.) I loved Tammy on that reality show with Ron Jeremy the porn star. And personally I'd tap Jay.

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If you like Jay Bakker you might want to check out the documentary about his mother, the late Tammy Faye Bakker. It's called "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" and she really comes across as very likable and sweet, and damn resilient. Also, she loved the gays, and they loved her right back.

http://www.amazon.com/Eyes-Tammy-Faye-B ... B00009MEBB

If you have Netflix, this is one of their Watch Instantly selections. I remember certain religious people I am related to criticizing Tammy Faye, but I never realized how different she was from that whole televangelist crowd until I was much, much older.

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