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Televangelists are con artists, and they are thriving

They know who is weak and why they are weak, and they have a brand for them: "seed faith."

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Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker now selling buckets of potato soup on TV

Jim Bakker, the smarmy, sex-scandal embroiled, 1980s TV evangelist fraudster and ex-con who fleeced his followers for decades with his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker, has a new gig: selling "creamy potato soup bulk buckets" to end-times preppers for $160. He's even got a big-haired. Tammy-Faye lookalike helping him pitch these buckets, too!

My favorite part is when he takes an unsanitary sip from a ladleful of soup and almost gags on it. [via]

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Below, a fond look back at the Bakkers.

b6 Following a 16-month Federal grand jury probe, Bakker was indicted in 1988 on eight counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy. In 1989, after a five-week trial which began on August 28 in Charlotte, the jury found him guilty on all 24 counts, and Judge Robert Daniel Potter sentenced him to 45 years in federal prison and a $500,000 fine. [Wikipedia]

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Gentleman is possessed by gay demons

Come out in the name of Jesus, indeed! Televangelist and tele-exorcist Bob Larson (web, Wikipedia, Amazon) spiritually cleanses a man who is possessed by "a filthy stinking sex demon" of homosexuality and pornography. FYI, UFOs have an agenda, and it is to impregnate us with gay demon alien seed. io9 has written about Larson before.

(thanks, Joe Sabia, via Reddit)