Missouri Now Prosecuting Jim Bakker Over His Snake Oil Coronavirus Cure

It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. The Missouri Attorney General has filed a suit against doomsday prophet, rapist, and tax-evader, Jim Bakker, for making his snake oil cure-all claims that we’ve been complaining about at Pulpit & Pen for years.

We’ve written about Bakker’s venereal disease, AIDs, and coronavirus cure-all here, here, and here (that’s just for starters). Most recently, the New York Attorney General told him to knock it off. And now, the State of Missouri is suing him.

According to Ozarks First, “Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced on March 10 his office has filed a lawsuit against Jim Bakker and Morningside Church Productions “for misrepresentations about the effectiveness of ‘Silver Solution’ as a treatment for 2019 novel coronavirus.”

Additionally, “The lawsuit requests a restraining order and permanent injunction ordering Bakker to stop selling the product as a cure or treatment for the coronavirus.”

Jim Bakker has a racket. His schtick works like this: He brings in “prophets” like Bill Johnson, Paula White, Rodney Howard Browne, or Jonathan Cahn who issue doomsday revelations. Then, Bakker sells survival supplies. However, he’s technically not “selling them.” He’s giving them in exchange for a “gift” as a gift-for-gift transfer. “Purchases” are actually tax-deductible gifts to his ministry and what is “sold” doesn’t have to have tax added on because it’s only a “gift” in exchange for their contribution. Doing so allows Jim Bakker to to under-sell his doomsday profiteering competitors.

It’s genius, if you think about it.

Pulpit & Pen publisher, JD Hall, confronted Bakker in his studio several years ago over this type of thing (video below):



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