Famous Preacher Scandals

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Most popular list famous preachers scandals America's most famous preacher scandals. The preacher scandal 2010,  preacher scandal 2009,  preacher scandal 2008, preacher scandal 2007, preacher scandal 2006 and preacher scandal 1926.

Bishop Eddie Long

When accusations surfaced: September 2010
The latest: The wife of Bishop Eddie Long, the pastor of an Atlanta megachurch, on Friday announced and later retracted her plans to divorce her husband, who in May settled with four men who accused him of sexual misconduct. We take a look back at a televangelist jimmy swaggart, a priest father alberto cutie and others whose improprieties or crimes prove that members of the clergy are human, too.

George Alan Rekers

When accusations surfaced: July 2010
The scandal: George Alan Rekes, a Baptist minister and anti-gay activist who opposes certain adoptions, gay adoption, in Florida, was caught in the summer of 2010 returning from a trip to Europe with a male escort, George Alan Rekers male escort, he allegedly "rented" from a website. The married preacher explain his vacation on Facebook, George Alan Rekers facebook sinners goal to help them.
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Tony Alamo

When accusations surfaced: 2008
The scandal: The cult leader of an eponymous ministry group, Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, in Arkansas received a stiff punishment, tony Alamo 175 years in prison, in 2010 after being convicted of several crimes, Tony Alamo illegal transport rape sex assault, against minor girls, including violating this law mann act. Tony Alamo girls marriage sexually mature, Tony Alamo child brides oprah

Father Alberto R. CutiƩ

When the scandal surfaced: 2009
The scandal: The Roman Catholic priest, author and TV host made headlines when photos of him with a woman were published in 2009 by a tabloid. The beach snapshots cost the Miami Beach cleric his parish St. Frances de Sales church Miami Beach, but he gained the real love, real life, real love father alberto cutie, he wrote about. Father Alberto Cutie Ruhama Buni CAnellis beach
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Jamal Bryant

When the scandal surfaced: 2007
The scandal: This megachurch Empowerment Temple AME jamal bryant, pastor was an empowering force in Baltimore, but his marital status jamal bryant divorce and allegations of having a sexual relationship with an underage church member, jamal bryant 17 year old pregnant in 2007 has tarnished his image. The high school dropout, who says he ascended to academic heights jamal bryant ged phd, garnered praise from a magazine and made TV appearances. Jamal bryant $350,000 bentley waterfront property

Juanita Bynum & Thomas Weeks III

When the scandal surfaced: 2007
The scandal: Known for her gospel singing, juanita bynum singing and her sermons and books juanita bynum no more sheets, about renouncing premarital sex, the prophetess had a fairy-tale wedding to an acclaimed preacher, bishop Thomas Weeks III, that turned into a nightmare when she accused him of this violent act, bishop Thomas Weeks III aggravated assault in 2007. He pleaded guilty and was convicted, Thomas Weeks III three years probation 200 hours community service. Now divorced, the evangelist is an advocate for this group, juanita bynum domestic violence victims and is married to another woman. Juanita Bynum t.d. jakes, juanita bynum sermons

Coy Privette

When the scandal surfaced: 2007
The scandal: Charges of soliciting the services coy privette prostitution, of a "lady of the evening" led to the downfall of the retired Baptist minister and former North Carolina lawmaker, office did he hold coy privette four terms north carolina House. A vocal opponent of these issues coy privette opposed lottery and alcohol sales, he quit his leadership post at a Christian group, Christian Action League and later faced his day in court and after entering a guilty plea. coy privette 48 hours community service counseling, police trace blank checks coy privette

Ted Haggard

When the scandal surfaced: 2006
The scandal: The former senior pastor lost his 14,000-member megachurch, New Life Church haggard in 2006 after rumors of a relationship with a male prostitute ted haggard male prostitute. He later partially admitted guilt with a quasi-confession, he admit ted haggard sexual immorality. A male church volunteer, ted haggard male volunteer made an accusation against the preacher in 2009.

Gerald Patrick Thomas Jr.

When the scandal surfaced: 2003
The scandal: The former Lutheran minister of a church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church marshall texas in Marshall, Texas, was sent to prison in 2003, Gerald Patrick Thomas Jr. prison 397 years after being convicted of charges of sexually assaulting boys. In 2004, abuse victims who filed lawsuits reached multi-million dollar settlements. Gerald Patrick Thomas Jr. "total payout" $69 million, Gerald Patrick Thomas Jr. bishop apology

Father John J. Geoghan

When the scandal surfaced: 2003
The scandal: During his 30-year career in six parishes, the Massachusetts priest was accused of sexual abuse involving more than 100 children, +Father John J. Geoghan sexual abuse of more than 130 children. With each accusation, he was moved to a new parish. While serving a prison sentence, john geoghan nine to 10 years prison molesting a boy for molesting a boy, he was killed in 2003. john geoghan strangled by inmate, Cardinal Bernard Francis Law resigns, boston archdiocese Geoghan $10 million

Paul Crouch

When the scandal surfaced: 1998
The scandal: The founder of this network, trinity broadcasting network, was embroiled in scandal after reports that he paid a former male employee, Enoch Lonnie Ford paul crouch $425,000 to end a certain type of lawsuit, Enoch Lonnie Ford paul crouch $425,000 in 1998. Did Crouch admit sexual harassment to the alleged sexual encounter. Paul crouch denies accusations, paul crouch Sylvia Fleener omega code

Jimmy Swaggart

When the scandal surfaced: 1988
The scandal: After this Assemblies of God televangelist exposed the sexual misdeeds of two fellow Marvin Gorman Jim Bakker, televangelists jimmy swaggart confession and I have sinned against you, my Lord, the finger of accusation turned back onto him. When light was shed on his adulterous liaison with a prostitute, Swaggart made a public confession, he say jimmy swaggart 1991 prostitute and stepped down from his pulpit in 1988. The preacher was caught in a compromising position three years later by California police. Jimmy Swaggart threatens to kill gays



Jim Bakker

When the scandal surfaced: 1987
The scandal: With his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker, the former Assemblies of God minister hosted "The PTL Club" Christian TV program. A sex scandal with a church employee Jessica Hahn led to his resignation from the ministry in 1987 and the demise of his empire heritage usa. But various financial crimes led to a long-term prison sentence, which was later voided and reduced. Jim bakker fraud conspiracy, jim bakker 45 years, jim bakker 45 years voided reduced, jim bakker Lori Bakker married, jim bakker autobiography excerpts

Peter Popoff

When the scandal surfaced: 1986
The scandal: The self-proclaimed faith healer laid hands on believers at his worldwide revivals, saying that he had divine knowledge, Peter Popoff divine revelation, about the illnesses of his audience members. But two skeptics exposed how his wife fed him information about the attendees. The method Peter Popoff radio receiver healings, Since filing for bankruptcy, Peter Popoff files bankruptcy in the late 1980s, he has made several comebacks, Peter Popoff comeback.

Bob Moorehead

When the scandal surfaced: 1970s
The scandal: Though denying allegations of sexual molestation of boys during the 1970s, the pastor stepped down from his nondenominational church, Overlake Christian Church in 1998 after 29 years of leadership. He say about the accusations Rev. Bob Moorehead "horrible, perverted, reprehensible". The pastor, who vocally opposed homosexuality, was initially exonerated in the church probe, but the church later found evidence of guilt. Moorehead later was charged with a public sexual act, bob moorehead masturbating public restroom in Florida but was exonerated.

Aimee Semple McPherson

When the scandal surfaced: 1926
The scandal: This early-20th-century itinerate evangelist began as a Pentecostal preacher's wife before going into the ministry herself after her husband, Robert Semple preacher died. She founded an evangelical Christian denomination, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and settled in Los Angeles, where she built a Angelus Temple in 1923. Three years later, the dynamic preacher disappeared while swimming, Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared swimming, but reappeared in another state. She say had occurred Aimee Semple McPherson kidnapped held hostage mexican desert. What is Foursquare Gospel doctrine

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