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2. Jim Bakker’s 24 Counts
1. Word of Faith Fellowship’s Human Trafficking
Jim Bakker was convicted for the original 42 counts, not 45, and yes his conviction was upheld on appeal, but after he went into prison, part of the 42 counts was tried separately and the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence. 42 separate trials would have taken forever, but resulted in the same ending. This is a danger of being tried for "x counts" of a crime along with "x counts" of another crime in the same trial.
Another shocking one was in the Reformed Church in the United States. They had a pastor named George Syms who's daughter gave birth to a child out of wedlock and never did marry the sperm donor. I guess the RCUS doesn't practice what it preaches.
At 5:30 Simon says that the Yoido Full church seats 800,000 churchgoers. This could be interpreted by viewers as the physical church itself being capable of seating near on a million individuals (pretty kuh-razy!) so I just wanted to clarify that the building itself has a seating capacity in excess of 26,000 (according to Wikipedia).
Hope I don't sound like too much of an internet twat, your team do an awesome job of producing a truly impressive amount of content so it's unreasonable to expect perfection every time :) Keep it up Simon, love your videos!
How about Cardinal George Pell. I understand that he is under investigation for child abuse the pope moved him to the Vatican and now Pell is number 3 on the church heirarky. A terrible betrayal of the young lives ruined. How is it that those who profess to have greater morals than the average person, in reality are far more corrupt and twisted and yet are sheltered by the church whilst their victims are hounded, accused of lies and shunned. Glad I never believed in religion.
Calvary : Calvary is a proper noun that refers to the hillside on which the bible character Jesus was crucified.
Cavalry : Cavalry is a group of highly mobile army troops. Back in the day the cavalry or horsemen are soldiers or warriors who fight mounted on horseback.
These two words are wholly unrelated, but they often get confused.
Calvary pronunciation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEgGEt54kus
Cavalry pronunciation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSaEupEYFTg
The Cristal Cathedral got caught selling relics brought back from the Holy Land by their pastor before he left to go there. They were not completely tax exempt and also got caught not paying their taxes. The beautiful Cristal Cathedral was sold to the Catholic Church.
I'm surprised you didn't point out that subsequent of Swaggert being caught with a prostitute, he begged for forgiveness, you showed that scene, he was pulled over by police, found to be intoxicated with pornography.
FWIW - "On July 22, 1996, a federal jury ruled that PTL [ ed. - Bakker's Ministry] was NOT selling securities by offering Lifetime Partnerships at heritage USA. The jury's ruling thus affirms what Jim Bakker contended from the first day he was indicted and throughout this volume." The Publishers of "I Was Wrong'" Jim Bakker, 1996 Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Remember that the Securities violations were the core of the Government's case against Bakker.
The reduction in sentence was produced on appeal and the original 45 year Federal Prison term ruled excessive by the Appeals Court Judge with evidence of Trial Court Judge bias against Mr. Bakker.
Everybody deserves justice in our system, even people we might not like.
Mark phiilips. He wasn’t convicted of lying. It a fact that Top Ten, got the info wrong. The conviction was wire fraud. Plus the biography was correct, based on facts you can look
Up. The media hype & yellow journalism, carries on, many people have corrected Top Tens. Plus, salacious stories people love to believe. Plus, the autobiography is titled ‘I was Wrong’ which should tell you whats going on. News media are notorious for spreading myths as well. The truth is usually in the Retractions.
Excellent video. Did notice though the abundance of mean spirited remarks in the comment section. Never understand anybody hating anybody else over beliefs. It's wrong when the evangelicals do it and wrong when the atheists do it.
Why petty? He brought the hammer down. It was a muck slinging match of huge proportions and he slung the bigger load, big enough to bury the other guy. Still having said that, they are all reprehensible characters on this list.
Ted Haggard, he was the guy who was filmed looking into a camera and saying "If you use any of this I'll sue you"
Every major religious organization is rotten to the core.
I usually enjoy your videos. However, Bob Coy was not a founder of Calvary Chapel. Chuck Smith was. The only Calvary Chapel Bob Coy founded was the one in Fort Lauderdale, and that came two decades later.
FYI that Korean megachurch has 800,000 MEMBERS. Not churchgoers!! Do your research properly, or simply use your brains before stating such "impressive" figures.
If you consider that the biggest sporting event ever held around 200,000 people standing (soccer Worldcup finals 1950 Rio de Janeiro) in an OPEN stadium, imagining a structure with a roof that SEATS four times as many is pretty hard...
According to Wikipedia the church in Seoul seats around 12,000 people
I actually visited Jim Bakker's theme-park-like Heritage USA a year or two before the scandal broke. I and my friends went there as cynical college students who just wanted to gawp at the hypocritical excesses of the Bakkers, who were already notorious among everyone but their followers. Heritage USA was even more disgusting than you can imagine. The Bakkers had spent who knows how many thousands of dollars (donated, no doubt, by true believers who thought they were doing God's will) keeping white lights lit on all their trees, no matter what the season; and they'd built an air--conditioned doghouse for their dog. Then, when we'd absorbed as much of Heritage USA as we could stand, we checked out the Bakkers' actual home in a nearby *very* affluent town. There we found *more* Christmas lights decorating the bar that blocked the access to their driveway...but not, eventually to the police.
+Greg B Several reasons. I pay taxes, and enjoy the benefits they bring. Too many to make a list, but they should be obvious. From things like roads and infrastructure to having a strong military to keep our country safe. I work hard at my job and I EARN my money. I'm a member of a society, and I pay my fair share.
I strongly believe in the separation of church and state. No religious organization should be exempt from taxes. As it stands, a religion has to be granted tax exempt status from the government. That doesn't sound like a separation of church and state to me.
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