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Jim Bakker

Jim BakkerAKA James Orsen Bakker

Born: 2-Jan-1939
Birthplace: Muskegon, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Born-Again Christian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [2]
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Adulterous bisexual TV evangelist

One of Bakker's prison cellmates at Federal Medical Center, Rochester was Lyndon LaRouche.

[1] Defrocked by the Assemblies of God, citing "bisexual activity", 1987.

[2] Per evangelicals John Ankerberg, Jerry Falwell, and Jimmy Swaggart. See Randall Herbert Balmer, Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism, page 52; Marjorie Garber, One Nation Under God? Religion and American Culture, page 272 (Falwell claiming proof of bisexual behavior back to the 1950s, and the Assemblies of God naming him as a bisexual); and Paul Apostolidis, Public Affairs: Politics in the Age of Sex Scandals, page 44.

Father: Raleigh Bakker (factory worker)
Mother: Furnia Lynette Irwin ("Furn")
Tammy Faye Bakker (m. 1-Apr-1961, div. 1992, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Tammy Sue Bakker (b. 2-Mar-1970)
Son: Jamie Charles Bakker ("Jay Bakker", evangelist, b. 18-Dec-1975)
Slept with: Jessica Hahn (6-Dec-1980)
Boyfriend: David A. Taggart (his personal aide, per John Wesley Fletcher)
Slept with: John Wesley Fletcher (according to Fletcher in Penthouse magazine)
Wife: Lori Beth Graham (m. 4-Sep-1998)

    High School: Muskegon High School, Muskegon, MI (1959)
    University: North Central Bible College

    PTL Club Television Host (1976-87)
    Conspiracy 1989 (1 count, with Richard Dortch, convicted)
    Mail Fraud 1989 (8 counts, convicted)
    Wire Fraud 1989 (15 counts, convicted)
    Racketeering 1989
    Tax Evasion 1989
    Psychiatric Observation Federal Correction Institution, Butner, NC (1989), six days
    Competency Hearing Charlotte, NC (4-Sep-1989)
    Risk Factors: Toupee

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye (25-Jan-2000) · Himself

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