Jim Bakker Spends Lion’s Share of Christian Show Talking About Bean Burgers
I watched an episode of Jim Bakker’s show today or yesterday. I find it very strange that a guy who seems to be passing himself off as a Christian uses his television broadcast time to sell people dried food, wet suits, solar paneled powered thingies, and on the last show, bean burgers.
Bakker had a grill set up in the studio where his assistant cooked a bean burger. I probably watched about 15 minutes in a row before I turned the channel. When I turned back a time or two later, he was still talking about the bean burgers.
Shouldn’t this guy be talking about Jesus Christ on his show? Did bean burgers die for the sins of the world?
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(Link): Jim Bakker’s Supermarket of Doom
- Well, he’s willing to spread the word of God, if you are willing to spread his “favorite” soy-nut butter.
- That’s just one of the hard bargains Jim’s driving in his new incarnation as survivalist food pitchman. In fact, Jim’s got a whole catalog of foodstuffs that he is willing to “give” you as a “thank you” in return for your “love gift” to his “ministry.”
- On his website, Bakker sells all kinds of things, from jewelry to books to DVDs to, as Talking Points Memo’s Nick R. Martin noticed, “Survival Items to tide you through the End Times when apparently all supplies will be packaged in buckets, like his “Bakkers Dozen Emergency Fuel Buckets” for $800. We assume his customers are happy with whatever items they get in return. But we can’t help but notice he’s charging a lot of money for Doomsday gear.
- … Meal Buckets
- The “Jerry Jones Special” is a $2,000 kit that comes with one bucket each of freeze-dried raspberries, strawberries, corn, green beans, tomato flakes, plus five “fire now” buckets, 12 buckets containing 200 meals, six buckets of white rice, six buckets of pinto beans, and three buckets of wheat. (Unless you’re buying in Canada. In that case, no wheat.) It makes 3,300 servings of food or 480 meals. That sounds like so much food!
- Buy It for Less: But at Mudcreek.com, you can buy a survival kit for $1075 — almost half the price — for 1,080 adult meals. The $3,550 kit is nearly ten times as big with 4,320 meals.
(Link): Jim Bakker’s newest scam
- The most unusual item on the docket are the collection of enema kits for sale, perhaps in a nod to his late wife Tammy Faye who died after a long battle with colon cancer in 2007.
- Bakker made headlines in the 1980s when he and his wife Tammy Faye took the airwaves by storm with their Christian evangelical broadcast and development of the Praise The Lord Television Network.
- After amassing millions of viewers and becoming household names, their fortunes turned when Jim was accused of raping then-21-year-old secretary Jessica Hahn. He denied the charges, saying that their sex was consensual, and they settled out of court.
- Jim Bakker, convicted felon and purported man of Christ, continues fleecing the faithful each weekday at 7am through The Jim
August 2015 edit
- Televangelist Jim Bakker hawked a $160 bucket of potato soup on his show on Monday, boasting that it would help his smarter followers to survive a coming war, (Link): Right Wing Watch reported.
- “I know you don’t wanna hear this,” Bakker said while lifting a one of the nearly 50-pound buckets. “You’re gonna dream Jim Bakker on TV telling you ‘get ready,’ and you’ll [say] ‘Oh my God, why didn’t I order something?’”
- Bakker went so far as to take an awkward sip from one of the six-gallon buckets, which was promoted with an on-screen graphic saying they held 323 servings. He can be seen coughing after tasting the soup, before insisting, “It’s so good.”
- Footage from the program also shows him offering a package of seven years’ worth of “tasty new foods” with a $3,500 donation. The package includes macaroni and cheese and chocolate pudding, which Bakker said would allow survivors of the undefined conflict to continue celebrating birthdays.“You put that chocolate on top, you can have parties when the world is coming apart,” he gushed.