Tv Ministry: Preachers Who Cast Stones

Preachers Who Cast Stones

"You cannot cover sin. It has to be exposed." That was the stern view of the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart last March as he pushed for full disclosure of the adultery and alleged homosexual activities of TV Evangelist Jim Bakker. Swaggart, an emotional, tear-jerking performer whose TV ministry takes in an estimated $140 million a year, called Bakker's behavior a "cancer that needed to be excised."

Last week it was Swaggart's behavior that came under scrutiny by the Assemblies of God, the same evangelical church that excised Bakker from its ministry. After grilling Swaggart, the group's officials announced that "his credentials with...

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