An analysis of the televangelists and the concept of religious telecasts


I have always had a heart for the homeless. In an article that appeared in the December edition of Spin magazine, a Swaggart executive described scores of ministry employees being subjected to lie detector tests when it was suspected that someone was leaking information to John Camp.

He was still under the impression that Jimmy did not know. The explanation about insurance rates appeared to be a fiction when the Bible college students were also pressured to lose weight.

Not surprisingly, Jernigan had been fired for urging Swaggart to be frank in his fund-raising appeals. The incentive was, you got to keep your job- so many people took it very seriously and got very upset.

If the ministry had nothing to hide, why take such extreme and invasive measures against employees. People seemed burdened and stressed. When a television engineer dared to question the unfair termination, he too was fired. Another eye-opening and gut wrenching first hand account of employee abuse comes from former band member Kerry Rhys.

She met with Robin, he told her he did not want her back but she managed to grovel, cry, and beg enough to get her job back.

In return, I was fired without cause, with no severance pay, no ability to collect unemployment insurance, and certainly no letter of reference. People seemed guarded and paranoid, and never spoke of the Swaggarts without lowering their voice and quickly looking around to see who might be listening.

As time went by I saw it was…………i. Our take home pay was now below the poverty level for just one individual, much less two adults supporting three children. No, there is certainly no charity at Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. Nauer was further distressed to find out that the ministry had no intentions of giving the suddenly unemployed young ministers letters of reference.

This kind of maniacal control is legendary and quite mind bending if you happen to be on the receiving end of it. She had a book on the seat in her car that was perhaps not the type of spiritual material that the ministry would have approved of.

This way, at least the young men would be armed with a job reference in their formidable search for employment. Danny further stated to Gabriel that if the ministry were to pursue everyone in this manner, they would literally have to fire everyone under the age of thirty, save two.

It blew me away at first because they made it sound like a prison. Beliefs I might add, that she made plain to the ministry before she was hired. Evicted tenants are given thirty days to vacate legally, but stories abound of instances where tenants have been given a day or less.

Although I did not ask, I would imagine that it was a book that might be more in line with her beliefs. Desperate for money, Allison agreed to sing with her husband, Bob Henderson, and Jeremy Downey at a local club.

Bob and Jeremy were also said to have been fired by Robin. For obvious reasons, one of the first sources I looked at was award-winning investigative journalist John Camp.

The three years I spent there were three of the hardest years of my life. They would stare back at me unblinking, with cold, dead eyes. Since the ministry is a non-profit organization they are not required to participate in the unemployment insurance program.

Thinking this must surely be an oversight, she went to Frances and offered to draft a form letter on her lunch hour which could be issued in Frances name. Nor, might I add, do they pay into any benefits for their employees. It would be unfathomable for a major corporation to refuse an employee a reason for dismissal.

I could see I was not convincing them. Tareva Henderson Tareva related to me that when she was first asked to work for the music department she told Jimmy Swaggart that she did not believe as he did, as she was a Unitarian.

I knew full well that she knew who it was.

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I went to Frances and asked if we could put this need in the bulletin. Quite honestly, I can say from my own personal experience that I have seen more people fired in my three years at JSM than I have in all my working years, and in all my jobs combined. When smiles were given, they were the stiff and sterile kind, not the kind that invades your face, and crinkles your eyes.

At this point she was paid less than half of what many others were paid.Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin Phillis Wheatley's To MAECENAS and On the Death of a young Lady of Five Years of Age - The poetry of Phillis Wheatley is crafted in such a manner that she is able to create a specific aim for each poem, and achieve that aim.

Three years ago I moved from North Carolina to Baton Rouge to begin a job as Webmaster for Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. I did not know much about the ministry, but I needed a job and the idea of working for a ministry seemed appealing.

An analysis of the televangelists and the concept of religious telecasts
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