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Swaggart Step-Down #113997

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 21, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Baton Rouge: Al Dale) Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart's stepping down from church pulpit in wake of his confession of sexual misconduct reported [Voice of SWAGGART -says has sinned and asks forgiveness from congregation.] Investigation of Swaggart by Assemblies of God church reported Evangelist Marvin Gorman reported accusing Swaggart of visiting prostitute. [GORMAN - says attys. have advised against comment.] Role of Swaggart in accusations of sexual misconduct against Gorman and Jim Bakker recalled; scenes shown. [SWAGGART - says sin has to be rooted out.] [Jim BAKKER - quotes Bible.] [Tammy BAKKER - says she cried.] Swaggart television empire noted; co-pastor Jim Rentz reported to take over for now. [PARISHIONERS - comment.]

Dale, Al;
Donaldson, Sam

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