Who says there is no good news associated with the China flu?
KansasCity.com provides an interesting follow-up to a column we recently wrote updating our readers on the latest scam from "religious" flim-flam man Jim Bakker.
As we reminded readers, Jim Bakker is one of those fringe "evangelists" who use the trust that talking about Christianity and Jesus helps generate to fleece gullible and trusting believers.
He’s gone to jail for doing just that. Bakker was sentenced to 45 years in prison for stealing millions from his television ministry, the "Praise the Lord Club."
Now Bakker proves once again the serpent in the garden isn’t the only creature comfortable slithering on his belly. Bakker attempted to exploit the Wuflu Pandemic Panic to sell a snake oil cure for the Wuflu.
Using his television "ministry" — which should be required to run a constant disclaimer on the bottom of the screen warning viewers anything Bakker says regarding Christianity or the Bible that is accurate is purely a coincidence — he promoted the "Silver Solution."
Fox New reports on a recent broadcast of his program he asked guest Sherrill Sellman — a naturopathic "doctor" — if Bakker’s ‘Silver Solution,’ sold on his Website, would be effective against the coronavirus. Sellman hissed, "Let's say it hasn't been tested on this strain of the coronavirus, but it's been tested on other trains of the coronavirus and has been able to eliminate it within 12 hours."
The truth is the Silver Solution won’t do anything but cure congestion in your wallet.
A six-months supply sells for "$155.00 or more," the "or more" implying customers can also include a "love offering" to the "ministry" with the purchase price.
Both the state of Missouri, where his program is based, and the state of New York couldn’t swallow the cure. Missouri sued Bakker. New York sent a cease and desist letter.
Those actions got the attention of Bakker’s credit card companies which handle transactions for his Empire of Evasion. Now he’s been cut off from financial markets. As a result, Bakker is begging gullible listeners to send cash or checks to his so he can avoid filing for bankruptcy.
"You can’t use credit cards if you do give to our ministry at this time because there’s a situation," Bakker announced on his show as he spun the state government’s legal actions. " . . . SOS, save our station, save our ship, help us stay on the air," he pleaded.
"We’re asking people to give an offering, and we need a miracle."
Even before the Kungflu hit, wise people already practiced social distancing in connection with the Bakker "ministry." It was one of the few television shows where it would have been prudent for viewers to disinfect after even a brief exposure.
Here’s hoping the Bakker audience will be — as the Bible recommends in Matthew 10:16 — "wise as serpents and harmless as doves" and let his mendacious "ministry" go the way of all flesh and die a well-deserved demise.
Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read Michael Reagan's Reports — More Here.
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