Televangelism and Televangelists by WinchellV

Champion(s):

KreitzerJ

SorensonG

HallR


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Quiz Description

I'll admit, I stacked the deck here by selecting a lot of really rotten people. (Not everyone in this quiz is a creep, but a lot of 'em sure are.) In my defense, televangelists as a group make it pretty easy to select some really rotten people.

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1 SorensonG 403 96 15
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1 HallR 403 96 15
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1 KreitzerJ 403 96 15
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4 KroegerJ 385 92 15
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5 RobinJRichards 381 89 15
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6 HightB 363 87 15
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7 Steve 349 85 15
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8 ESB 347 82 15
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9 ElendilPickle 346 80 15
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10 VaccaD 336 78 15
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11 WatsonG 332 76 15
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12 QuinnA 330 72 00
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12 RichmondJ 330 72 15
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14 StahlhutJ 323 69 15
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15 SusannahBrooks 322 67 15
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16 FarleyS 321 64 15
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17 Sharpj 319 62 15
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18 EmilyT 317 60 00
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19 ZellwegerS 310 57 15
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20 GrahamJ 296 55 00
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21 SpoeriJ 292 53 15
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22 SteveWilliams 278 51 15
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23 MarcotteM 273 48 15
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24 ArnoldA 265 46 00
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25 GaddCAnastasia 262 44 15
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29 WalkerAJ 248 35 15
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30 DixonD 243 32 15
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31 SchroederS 236 30 00
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33 Vintsanity 224 26 00
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34 ChrisRosenberg 219 23 15
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35 GoodmanDL 218 21 15
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40 SpencerJ2 151 10 15
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Questions:

Tammy Faye Baker was known for crying a lot, and for wearing ridiculous amounts of eye make-up that would run down her cheeks when she cried. Jim Bakker was disgraced when The Charlotte Observer reported that he had paid Jessica Hahn $279,000 to buy her silence about an alleged rape, but he went to prison for mail fraud and wire fraud pertaining to their television ministry. By what name, consisting of THREE INITIALS, was that ministry known?

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PTL (Club)

After Jim Bakker stepped down from leadership of the TV ministry in Question 1, what Lynchburg, Virginia, televangelist (who years later would denounce Tinky Winky, the purple Teletubby, for "modeling the gay lifestyle") took over the reins? According to Bakker's son Jay, the family felt betrayed when, instead of working to rehabilitate Bakker, this preacher denounced him as "the greatest scab and cancer on the face of Christianity in 2,000 years of church history."

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Jerry Falwell

In 1979, the Lynchburg televangelist from Question 2 established a political organization that urged socially conservative Christians to become active in electoral politics, especially in support of Ronald Reagan and other Republicans. By the end of the 1980s, critics had begun to deride this organization as being "neither _____ nor a ________." Fill in the blanks in order, and you will have named the organization too.

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Moral Majority

Although THIS TELEVANGELIST, who tearfully admitted to TV audiences that "I have sinned," was defrocked by the Assemblies of God in 1988 the wake of a prostitution scandal (and he was subsequently found in the company of another prostitute in 1991), today, you might be able to find him preaching on his Sonlife Broadcasting Network on DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS or your cable operator.

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Jimmy Swaggart

What aptly named televangelist, a controversial proponent of "prosperity theology," made headlines in 2015 when he announced a fundraising campaign so that his World Changers Church International could buy him a $65 million Gulfstream jet, because the private jet he already had had been in service since 1984?

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Creflo Dollar

What Catholic cleric hosted a program called "Life Is Worth Living" on the DuMont Television Network from 1952 to 1955, and then on ABC from 1955 to 1957?

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Bishop (later Archbishop) Fulton J. Sheen

A Christian liberal arts university in Tulsa, Oklahoma, bears the name of WHAT TELEVANGELIST?This preacher controversially told a television audience in January 1987 that unless he raised $8 million by that March, the Almighty would "call him home." He raised $9.1 million.

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Oral Roberts

Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for abortion. "A nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom" would be "the answer" to what's wrong with the US Department of State. "I can leg press 2000 pounds!" These are some of the eye-popping assertions made over the years by what controversial Virginia Beach televangelist and former Presidential candidate?

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Marion G. "Pat" Robertson

What radio preacher, who lived too early for television, disappeared from Venice Beach in 1926, and when she was found five weeks later in Mexico, asserted that she had escaped from kidnappers, who were holding her for ransom? She is the subject of the Musical "Scandalous," with book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford, which ran on Broadway for 29 performances in 2012.

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Aimee Semple McPherson

Another popular radio preacher too early for television was a controversial Catholic priest who annoyed the Church hierarchy by using his broadcasts to espouse a political philosophy that was soft on fascism (because fascism was antagonistic to communism) and hostile toward Jews (claiming among other things that Jewish bankers had been behind the Bolshevik Revolution). What was this clergyman's name?

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Fr. Charles Coughlin

Who was this woman? A Franciscan nun, she established the Eternal Word Television Network, in Irondale, Alabama, which "airs family and religious programming from a Catholic point of view in English and Spanish." She died earlier this year, on Easter Sunday, at the age of 92.

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Mother Angelica

By what name was this house of worship, located in Garden Grove, California, known while it was the setting for Robert H. Schuller's weekly "Hour of Power" broadcasts? In 2012, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange purchased the building. And when the Diocese reopens it next year, this building will actually be used in the manner its former name suggested.

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Crystal Cathedral