Jim, Tammy Faye Bakker's Son Has Punk Ministry

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  1. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    Jay Bakker Preaches In Bars
    NEW YORK -- He's tattooed, multi-pierced and preaching God's grace to people who otherwise might be turned away from the church.
    Jay Bakker, who rebelled after the fall of his televangelist parents, is a minister in the new reality series "One Punk Under God: the Prodigal Son of Jim and Tammy Faye."


    The show, which airs Wednesday evenings on the Sundance Channel, is about the church he calls Revolution, which, notwithstanding his decade-long sobriety, holds services in an Atlanta bar.


    Jay Bakker spent his teens self-destructing on alcohol and drugs after his parents' "Praise the Lord" empire collapsed in scandal and his father went to jail for fraud.


    But now, Bakker preaches God's grace to a flock of fellow punks.
    http://www.wftv.com/family/10515179/detail.html
     
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  3. 2sisters

    2sisters New Member

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    Good for him. I am glad he could get his life straight.
     
  4. julianne

    julianne Former Member

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    I give him credit for staying off the drugs and booze, for sure.

    I say good for him. He's probably going to get a strong following, because many kids and younger people today tend to be put off by some of the "tsk-tskers" and hoity-toityness of some typical churches, where a strict dress code is mandated etc. It's important for people to feel like they "belong" and I think he's certainly carving a niche where one needs to be carved. I say if he is doing good things in his life, and is encouraging others to also do good things in their lives, then he's very much on the right track.
     
  5. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Oops, I didn't read the article yet, but one I read the other day says his mom (Tammy Faye) is in a hospice now.
    :(
     
  6. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    Poor guy, no small wonder he's mixed up.
     
  7. sillygoose

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    My first thought upon reading this thread was, "Well, that makes sense, his parents had a punk ministry for years."
     
  8. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Gee, I'll bet Tammy Faye is real proud, NOT! :doh: Personally, if they were my parents, I think I would've committed suicide!
     
  9. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    Geeze, That is kind of harsh. I dont agree with everything my parents do but I would NEVER kill myself. I am sure Tammy is proud, he turned out well.
     
  10. Dark Knight

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    She is battling cancer and is in very bad shape right now.
     
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    Dark Knight New Member

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    Geeeez, no kidding!
     
  12. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    Too bad. I really like her.
     
  13. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    I was thinking the same thing Michelle.
     
  14. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    ok not all posts are "tasteful" are they?
     
  15. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    She did only say-'she thinks' lol
     
  16. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    Hey, did you ever see the movie about Tammy Faye? I love her. Big heart.
     
  17. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    Nope, I never did.
     
  18. deanws

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    I saw it. I really like her too.
    :( It is sad she is so ill.
     
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    windovervocalcords Former Member

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  20. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    The AP described her condition as "gravely ill" which usually means close to death.

    I am not a fan of either her or her ex husband after what they did, but I hope she has gotten right with the Lord since then.
     
  21. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    DK for your sake I hope she gets right with you.

    Her heart makes her right with the Lord. But what do I know? I'm not a Christian.

    You bring out the devil in me Dk. I just want to dip your pigtails in ink! This one's for you babe...

    http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/o/soldiers.htm
     

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