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In an impassioned plea on his TV program this Monday, televangelist and apocalyptic doomsday prepper Jim Bakker asked viewers to send him donations via check, since he’s not allowed to process credit card payments due to the fallout over his bogus disease cures.
“I’m just sad to see what’s happening to America,” Bakker said in a video clip flagged by Right Wing Watch. “We are living in the final days, and if we go the wrong direction, America is through.”
“You have to use a check [to donate or purchase products],” he continued. “Your products are going to come to you. Every one of them will come right to your house, and if we can’t, we are going to refund. I will sell parts of the buildings at [his show’s TV studios] in the long run if you give me a chance. Don’t let me have to file for bankruptcy.”
“They’re already bleeding us to death, and now we’re going to have to pay lawyers that will bleed you to death,” Bakker said. “I know [my critics] are watching me right now, and they’re having a ball. They’re having a ball, and they’re saying, ‘Wow, we’ve whipped Jim Bakker finally’ … I’ll tell you what — you all may want my head on a platter, and you may get it, but I’ll be gone to Heaven, and you’re not going to win. You’re not going to win because I’m 80-years-old, and I don’t need to win. I need to please God, and that’s what I’m going to do the rest of my life.”