THE JIMMY SWAGGART SCANDAL: A cautionary tale to all the listeners of REJOICE RADIO[RBN] be warned ,be advised.
My Fellow Christians: It’s been many years since the scandals revolving around the Swaggart ministry of televangelism made headlines in America, and all over the world. The utter depravity and corruption that was part and parcel of Jimmy’s Christian revivalism became known, not only for the salaciousness of his sick and filthy escapades with hookers ,but also noted for the depth of his hypocrisy as much as
the scope of the vast wealth he accumulated during the course of his career as America’s best know Evangelist and preacher.
The sick encounters with hookers during his tenure as the fire eating ,condemning Bible overhead waving lying son of a bitch have become legendary.
The preacher with the syrupy sounding baritone voice who claimed to speak in tongues with the gifts of the spirit, also enjoyed the guilty pleasures of watching Debra Murphree ;a poor wretched 20 dollar whore masturbate ,while he sat in a green molded lawn chair in room #7 of the travel Inn motel ,located in New Orleans.
Given the huge amount of wealth the Swaggart family accumulated and the decadent lifestyles of Frances ,his wife and the evil son Donny ;and the callous disregard of those who trusted him and were willing to even leave their estates to his phony ministry ;to the extent of one elderly pair of sisters who inquired as to whether it would be a sin for them to commit suicide in order to bequeath the proceeds of their insurance policy for the furtherance of the Swaggart crusades and missionary outreach.
This was the extent of influence ,this filthy ,lying ,corrupted bastard had, over the gullible and half-educated in the Baptist/ Fundamentalist/ Evangelical happy clappy crowd in America ,and in other parts of the world.
My Dear Comrades: Do not believe for a minute that this demonic spirit that took a heavy toll on the Christian Faith community, has retreated. It still exists and it still is destroying the True Faith. While it has become less overt and much less flamboyant in the mainstream media ;it nonetheless operates in similar fashion to the Swaggart enterprise of clever deception ,of years ago.
The best witness of the ever-present demonic spirit of Christian fakery and evil corruption existing today, is to simply examine the twisted but very clever wealth accumulating and phony fund-raising operation known as THE REJOICE RADIO BROADCAST NETWORK ,coming at you and scamming you all along the way from Pensacola ,Florida ;a mere short drive to Jimmy Swaggart’s hangout in New Orleans.
These scumbags have modified their money-making scams by using some very gifted and talented personalities who excel in theatre arts.
And there’s quite a few. From the professional senior citizen; Dr. Don Smith ,to the erudite sounding Craig Mattson ,the sly and deliberately naive sounding [the what do I know kid ] JIMMY MINTZ; and all the way to the lilting vocal sounds of Rhonda Autry and the girl next door sounding Bethany Crawford ; these scam artists have put together quite a conglomeration of gifted play actors ,collaborating together to trick,cheat and deceive the vast gullible audience in their listenership.
In addition you can hear contracted voices they employ, to round out their programming of superb scam and swindle. All of which play distinct roles and fill niches within the mindless and naive thinking among the millions of desperate to believe anything crowd.
Here ,you can count on hearing some real gifted pros in the cheat and swindle, take the money and run crowd ;growing richer by the day, in the evangelical leadership.
Venerable types such as ERWIN LUTZER ,who razzles and dazzles the morons in his audience who think this clever cheat knows something about Bible prophecy ;and then there’s Pastor John Dunlap. This sleazy sounding jackass has been tricking and exploiting the easy to trick crowd for decades. He pretends to have pastored a church but there’s no proof of this. All that we know about this bastard is that he’s available for hire. He’s in effect nothing but a cheap Bible whore selling his services to any outfit in need of a greasy and glib joker ,who is good at lifting wallets and talking all the silver-haired babes out of their social security checks.
THE SIMPLE TRUTH IS THAT REJOICE RADIO is just another gang of Jimmy Swaggart junior clones. READ WHAT MISHEL McCUMBER has to say about jimmy.
Mishel McCumber is a writer/researcher who worked as Webmaster for Jimmy Swaggart Ministries from 2008 to 2011. Her day to day dealings there brought her in close and frequent contact with the ministry’s major players and gave her rare, behind the scene glimpses of a ministry with far too many secrets. It was a ministry not only ravaged by greed, lust and hypocrisy but one driven to extremes to hide their dirty secrets from deceived donors at all costs.
For those of you who think Jimmy Swaggart’s peccadilloes in the 80’s permanently knocked him out of the televangelism arena, think again. With the launch of his SonLife Broadcasting Network, Swaggart is now pulling in roughly half a million per day during his monthly four day beg-a-thon. That sum does not include the donations that are called in, mailed in, or made online during the rest of the month. It also does not include proceeds from the mountains of books, CDs and Bibles that the ministry relentlessly peddles, or the untold millions Swaggart receives in rental income from his extensive real estate holdings.
Swaggart’s personal home sits on some of the most expensive real estate in the Baton Rouge. His estate includes three houses, a gazebo, a pond, and twenty landscaped acres. Swaggart once described his house as a modest two bedroom cottage. That, however, is a stretch even for a seasoned tale-bearer such as Swaggart. One of Swaggart’s bathrooms in his “cottage” boasts a four-columned Jacuzzi with a gold swan that spouts water into an eight foot long tub. The square footage of Jimmy and Frances’ house alone is 9,337 square feet. That’s some cottage! An unidentified Swaggart family member has placed the worth of the Swaggart’s three homes and surrounding acreage at 30 million. It sits across from the highly exclusive Baton Rouge Country Club which cost in excess of 40 thousand per year to join. Of course the Swaggarts are proud members. According to a report by John Camp, the investigative reporter who broke the original hooker story, Swaggart purchased the lot adjoining the one he already owned in June of 1985. That was less than a month after making a desperate plea for money from his television audience in which he claimed that severe losses were threatening the very future of the ministry. Swaggart said he was forced to buy the land because of death threats and the discovery of intruders on his property. “We felt . . . if the wrong people got that property, we would be in trouble,” he is quoted as saying. This of course is preposterous. How many people could afford a multi-million dollar property just to harass Jimmy Swaggart?
In 1985, the ministry boasted 150 million in assets including a DC3 jet once owned by the Rockefellers. Swaggarts also made frequent use of their condominium retreat, located on a private golf course about 15 miles from Palm Springs, California. Swaggart claimed the condominium was a gift but state land records tell a different story. According to those records the ministry bought the Condo for $280,000 in 1986.
Swaggart has never had trouble raising money. Much of the money for the building of Swaggart’s empire rode in on the back of questionable fund-raising. George Jernigan, Swaggart’s former Director of Finance, was fired in the 80’s for urging Swaggart to be frank in his fund-raising appeals. The controversy primarily centered on Swaggart’s misappropriation of funds gathered through emotional appeals in which pictures of emaciated African children were shown to garner the empathy of his Christian viewers. According to Jernigan, contributions were not going to the Children’s Fund but were being siphoned into the general account and used for building projects. Only pennies on the dollar were actually being spent in the feeding of starving children. The Advocate, the local Baton Rouge newspaper, rents a massive building (paid for of course by donor money) from Swaggart to the tune of a million and a half dollars per year. The college dormitories, also paid for by donor money, have long since been turned into apartments and rented to the public. The building of course is staffed with Swaggart’s non-profit employees. The old college sports complex is open to the public as a fitness center and staffed with Swaggart employees. The ministry print shop was built with tax-free donations and is said to produce the ministry’s various printing material. They run a business out of the same print shop called StarCom Printing. They use the ministry printing press to print CD covers for hard-core hip-hop bands and posters for area night clubs – all inconsistent with the values he claims he holds. The checks for work done by StarCom printing are made payable to Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and the shop is staffed with his non-profit employees.
It is evident that the ministry has again risen to power, funded in part by questionable real estate transactions and tax exempt donations from hoodwinked donors. A CNN Impact investigation lead by John Camp showed that from 1992-96, over half of the ministries income was gained through real estate sales and rental income; roughly 27 million out of a total of 54 million. This same investigation stated that the salaries of Swaggart, his wife and his son Donnie totaled $600,000 plus perks. It would be fascinating to know what they currently make, since the launch of SonLife Broadcasting Network. Yet even if Jimmy, Frances and Donnie have had no salary increase for the last 12 years, the current dollar value of that same salary today would be $884,577.44 annually, not including perks! That is more than the president of the United States makes! Yet they unashamedly urge their donors to, “give till it hurts”.
One of Swaggart’s more controversial dealings was with a man named Sam Recile. Recile paid over 2.1 million dollars to the ministry for options to buy the ministry-owned land now occupied by the Mall of Louisiana. The land was at the center of a scheme in which Recile swindled investors out of 16 million dollars. The highly publicized investigation into the ordeal eventually put Recile behind bars. The constant local news coverage should have alerted Swaggart to the fact that he was dealing with a con man. However the ministry continued taking money from Recile. At one point the ministry was receiving ten thousand dollars in cash per day from Recile in order to keep the land option open. This enabled Recile to continue his scheme and bilk even more money out of unsuspecting investors. Then, in 1996, at the same time Swaggart was making his on-air appeals for church van, the ministry bought a fleet of 5 Mercedes costing the ministry roughly a quarter of a million dollars. These cars were purchased just days after the 10 million dollar land sale of ministry property to the Mall of Louisiana. Swaggart claimed the cars were a gift from Clyde Fuller, a wealthy donor, but then Swaggart always did have difficulty telling the truth. According to motor vehicle records, the cars were purchased by Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and Family Worship Center Church
My Christian People: The ancient church of Laodicea is often mentioned in the sermons and bible study formats throughout the Evangelical community. And has often been mentioned in a very negative light. Apparently ,according to scripture, this church community had become aloof and indifferent to its earlier calling to follow the Gospel fervently ,and certainly in a more determined manner.
15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. ….
The keyword here is lukewarm. .But what many of our geniuses fail to consider is that lukewarm is still warm. And compared to what exists today in the Christian community and within its myriad number of conflicting denominations ,lukewarm may well be thought of as fervently hot in comparison with what today passes for the Lord’s Holy Church.
..Today, we not only have a disjointed community of self righteous frauds but one that’s top heavy with a host of greedy ,money grubbing pseudo -Christian hustlers ,trying to find a brand new scam to inflict upon a naïve and credulous bunch of imbeciles ,eager to fall in line with any glib sounding con artist presenting a new pitch and offering a chance to join in on the fun.
Yes, it’s true ,all the morons attending the big box mega church auditoriums, each and every Sunday , claim they have fun .And that’s how scumbags like Pastor Joel Osteen ,Benny Hinn, and the dysfunctional Crouch family ,just to mention a few, make the big bucks. They provide a phony baloney pseudo Christian church experience that keeps them coming back and depositing their donation envelops stuffed with cash or checks or both. What a SCAM!
To put it in few words , if all of these filthy lying bastards put together ,and they number in the many thousands ,had even the slimmest and slightest beneficial effect on society would the Christian Faith in America be facing the challenges it currently finds itself having to deal with ,alone and without an intelligent remedy or recourse? The answer is clearly not!
The simple truth is that we are faced with a horde of clever tricksters exploiting the less astute members of the Christian community for financial gain and nothing more. And what obviously must follow is that until and unless there is a concerted effort to put these vultures out of business ,nothing will ever change. If nothing changes in America ,then the Church of Laodicea must be viewed as a church to be envied in light of their lukewarm condition. Today’s church can only hope to be lukewarm, in contrast to its true moribund condition, hovering at about room temperature. .
HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT THE WHORE OF BABYLON WOULD LOOK LIKE IN THE MODERN MUFTI OF FEMALE ATTIRE AND DRESS?
Janice Crouch is one of the original founders of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. She decided to follow in the footsteps of her father who is a preacher and her network has become the biggest Christian T.V. networks in the U.S. She is currently the president of the Holy Land Experience Park in Florida with a fortune of about 50 million dollars.
My Fellow Christians: Do you ever wonder where the money you donate to your favorite Christian Radio Broadcasters winds up ?
Do you ever wonder how these scam artists become so rich? I guess you could say they invest your money in real estate. Their own property and it’s your cash they use to invest with.. .. And here you have a glance at what this property looks like!
Jack Van Impe has a TV series called Jack Van Impe Presents that is nationally and internationally syndicated. His industry is said to be worth nearly 12 million dollars. Here his residence can be seen along a line of very large mansions. This particular religious leader also believes and shares with his followers that black holes are actually entrances to Hell. You can’t make this stuff up!
Does this make you feel that you have entrusted your cash with a godly steward who will further the Kingdom of God or simply laugh himself sick at your own abject stupidity?
In fewer words , today’s ridiculous and lunacy filled church can’t even hold a candle to the Church of Laodicea..
Whereas the Church at Laodicea was apparently a wealthy institution there’s nothing to indicate that their wealth was ripped off from the poor and the stupid . That’s not the case with the church of the here and now. Today all pseudo Christian institutions engage in fraud and deception designed to swindle the less astute and those barely able to survive.
All of today’s pseudo Christian institutions and cultural community venues are demonic in nature . This includes the broad spectrum of mega churches as well as Christian radio tricksters and fraudulent gospel music hustlers.
The particular danger found in Christian broadcasting is not only of its grave moral dimension , consistent with the large mega church organizations, but also due to its ability to broadcast to a much larger audience via the airwaves and on the internet . This is why all true believers must take special note of this evil operating in broadcasting and coming within the very homes and computers and moving vehicles.
And because of the clear danger inherent in these enterprises ,they must be acceptable to those demon possessed individuals in control of the broader mass media industry :the very murderers of the Lord Jesus ..
These folks have the blood of Christ on them which will result in their spending an eternity in the Black flames of hell….’Let His blood be upon us and upon our children”
Kay Arthur started off as a model in college and then moved on to nursing school. A series of bad relationships and life choices led her to end up finding salvation in Christianity. Since then she has married a new man and began her life as a religious leader earning herself a 4 million dollar fortune.
Joel Osteen has an internationally syndicated television series. Seems to be the way that most of these religious leaders earn their wealth. Osteen is also a New York Times best-selling author. His career in religion has earned him a massive fortune of over 40 million dollars.
My Christian People: Some of the most gifted and accomplished broadcast swindlers you can ever hope to find on the radio dial ,broadcast to you from the Rejoice Radio .org studios located in their sham college [ Pensacola Christian College] : known in recent years to be a major center of homosexual activity ,located on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast ,known as the Gay Riviera!
The staff of this money-making outfit have engaged the services of a highly talented coterie of cheap sleazy jokers and con artists ,rom various walks of life, to present to you a day long presentation of Christian musical sentimentality to better swindle and cheat you out of your cash. .. Please be advised! ..These filthy lying scumbags are robbing their listeners blind, and are getting away with it, because they have the backing of the Jewish world plague on humanity . In other words they work together hand in glove to not only steal from you but to help these diabolical monstrosities destroy what little remains of the True Christian Faith. And the method yielding the greatest results has been to use the Christian community as a battering ram against itself.
When you listen to Rejoice Radio ,you are hearing a gang of cheap extortionists lying to you and deceiving you daily. This is no mean feat but takes a clever coordination of talent and effort. This is why they employ a group of filthy degenerates like Mr. Gay [Craig] Mattson ,Rhonda Autry and the constantly lamenting and lying Dr. Jimmy Mintz!
All of these jokers combined ,including the administrative staff of PCC. are nothing but the very scum of humanity ;whose only goal is to enrich themselves at your expense.
This is all they care about. The big beautiful homes you may have seen ,belonging to well know religious scam artists ,are exactly the same as those owned by Gay [Craig] Mattson and all the other clever and gifted jokers and con-men. Believe me, the only thing these scumbags want is your money and for this ,they will do whatever it takes to part you from your wealth.
To do this effectively and seamlessly they must first dumb down the audience ,and so comes the need to find fellow travelers in the sordid world of religion swindle. This is why they hire another gang of cheap sleazy swindlers over at VCY AMERICA. Here ,in the name of promoting a so-called ministry ,they fully engage in presenting to their stupid and gullible audience, one abomination after another. Anything goes with these bastards operating the CROSS TALK radio call in program ,operating out of the VCY AMERICA studios in Milwaukee. You name it they bring to you: whether it’s a step by step outline of sickening and bloody botched abortions . Or a detailed and nothing to the imagination blow-by-blow description and analysis of every sexual abomination known to afflict humanity.
And that’s just the tip of the sick and disgusting iceberg … Scumbags like the host of this satanic Circus Mr. Jim Schneider called “Cross Talk a bible based radio ministry.” And this fails to mention the total and blind support these filthy lying carrion eaters extend to the Jewish world plague ,relishing with these monstrosities the sadistic and ritual murder of Jesus Christ.
But wait ,there’s more. How can we neglect the planned deceptions heard daily by another gang of mind dumbing down jackasses pitching their special kind of stupid ,called The Institute for Creation Research . These could well be among the most dangerous elements in the phony baloney Christian Culture. Here ,these vultures entangle the truly stupid into their web of ignorance. I doubt whether they believe in a six-day creation or a Noah’s Ark encounter but they want you to accept these bible stories as geologically and anthropologically correct. What these jokers do is to entrap the gullible ,mainly among the senile senior class ,telling them they have a superior understanding of scripture and to be able to continue this much-needed work ,well How about leaving us your cash and property in your will . It’s an old trick friends ,Don’t any of you fall for any of these bald face lies you hear on phony Christian radio.
King James Bible
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ..
This verse of scripture puts the lie to all of these lying bastards hustling you everyday on the air ,by nauseating you with every abomination their corrupted minds can come up with and the same time ,they tell you that they uphold the literal biblical text. And that they can easily understand it as well. When you listen to all the garbage on VCY AMERICA do you really believe they are in conformity with the above verse of scripture. Are you that stupid that you can’t understand what all of these lying scumbags are doing to you so as to enrich themselves at your expense.
Altogether , the entire phony baloney Christian community in America would not be able to form a “SLICE OF LAODICEA” ;not even the crust .