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April 27, 1987 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Jerry Falwell has warned controversial television evangelist Jim Bakker against an early comeback, saying any attempt by Bakker to return to the pulpit of the PTL television show would be "the doom of the ministry" and would prompt the resignation of the majority of PTL's current board of directors.
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April 27, 1987 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Jerry Falwell has warned controversial television evangelist Jim Bakker against an early comeback, saying any attempt by Bakker to return to the pulpit of the PTL television show would be "the doom of the ministry" and would prompt the resignation of the majority of PTL's current board of directors.
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April 26, 1987 | From United Press International
PTL founder Jim Bakker on Saturday denied allegations by a rival television evangelist that he frequented prostitutes and engaged in homosexual acts. He challenged his critics to "prove their accusations." Bakker's wife, Tammy, telephoned United Press International from her Palm Springs home and read this statement written by her husband: "Tammy and I have felt led (by) God not to join in all the shouting and accusations against us.
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April 26, 1987 | From United Press International
PTL founder Jim Bakker on Saturday denied allegations by a rival television evangelist that he frequented prostitutes and engaged in homosexual acts. He challenged his critics to "prove their accusations." Bakker's wife, Tammy, telephoned United Press International from her Palm Springs home and read this statement written by her husband: "Tammy and I have felt led (by) God not to join in all the shouting and accusations against us.
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April 28, 1987 | From United Press International and
As the PTL ministry's new board prepared for a crucial meeting today, the Rev. Jerry Falwell said he had received a letter from Jim Bakker threatening a "holy war" to wrest back the PTL empire he gave up five weeks ago in a sex scandal. Falwell, who took over the ministry at Bakker's behest, said he has no intention of fighting over control of PTL and strongly implied he may withdraw at the board meeting in Fort Mill, S.C.
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May 1, 1987 | From Associated Press
Disgraced PTL Club leader Jim Bakker, in his first news conference since the scandal that led to his resignation from the PTL ministries, said today that he "will not fight" to return to the leadership of the television ministry. "Without a miracle of God, we will never minister again," said Bakker in a short meeting with reporters outside his Palm Springs home. Bakker denied that he was a homosexual or that he had ever been to a prostitute or been involved in wife-swapping.
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March 4, 1995 | From Religion News Service
A document whose aim was to foster greater cooperation between Protestant evangelicals and Roman Catholics is instead causing friction among evangelicals, some of whom think the declaration undermines their basic Protestant beliefs. "Evangelicals and Catholics Together," issued as an unofficial document almost a year ago, called on evangelicals and Catholics to recognize each other as Christians and work together on issues on which they tend to agree, such as abortion and pornography.
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April 28, 1987 | United Press International
Jerry Falwell, responding to threats of a "holy war" by disgraced PTL leader Jim Bakker, swept Bakker loyalists off the evangelical empire's board of directors today and cut off the $1.6-million-a-year salary the ministry was still paying Bakker and his wife. Falwell also cut off $265,000 trust fund payments to Jessica Hahn, the church secretary whose brief dalliance with Bakker in a Florida hotel seven years ago led to his downfall.
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August 13, 1988 | From Religious News Service
The Rev. Jerry Falwell's ministry has created a new television network as a profit-making venture. The company, FamilyNetwork Broadcasting Inc., is headed by Falwell's associate, Jerry Nims, president of Moral Majority and Liberty Federation. "Our target is the secular market," Nims said of FamilyNet. The network supplies religious, sports and entertainment programs and is available to about 11 million homes in the United States, he said.
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May 7, 1987 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Former television evangelist Jim Bakker was permanently defrocked Wednesday as an Assemblies of God minister for adultery and alleged bisexual activity. The 13-member Executive Presbytery of the Pentecostal denomination announced the dismissal of Bakker, founder of the PTL empire in South Carolina, and the Rev. Richard W. Dortch, Bakker's right-hand man, for "conduct unbecoming a minister." The Rev. G.
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November 5, 1988 | From Religious News Service
Is popular television evangelist Kenneth Copeland a heretic? A growing number of evangelicals who believe that he may have crossed over that doctrinal line are trying to arrange a series of talks with the Pentecostal evangelist to determine how he stands on such issues as the deity of Christ. But the popular preacher--one of the few whose ministry has increased in the wake of the recent televangelist scandals--has not met with any of his questioners to discuss his beliefs.
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March 25, 1987 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart acknowledged Tuesday that he warned the Assemblies of God denomination last summer about fellow preacher Jim Bakker's adulterous sexual encounter and urged the church to distance itself from Bakker's PTL ministries. Swaggart said he took the action to try to prevent the church from being "dragged through the mud" in the scandal.
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