WASHINGTON — The Rev. Jerry Falwell, in a new "Holy War" salvo, today cited what he called evidence of homosexual encounters by fallen TV evangelist Jim Bakker.
Falwell said he and other church leaders had been given taped testimony of at least three such encounters.
"It is very tragic; it's heartbreaking," Falwell said on ABC's "Good Morning America" of the evidence of homosexuality. "It is not hearsay. It is awful."
Bakker stepped down from his South Carolina-based PTL ministry in March after admitting he had sex with church secretary Jessica Hahn in a Florida motel in 1980. Since then, charges of homosexuality have been leveled by a number of people, including Falwell, who took over PTL.
Bakker, in the war of words being conducted through television interviews, Wednesday night denied Falwell's charges of homosexuality and challenged people making such charges to come forward with their evidence. (Story on Page 10.)