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(Studio: Dan Rather) Assemblies of God leaders reported agreeing upon punishment of television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart's sexual misconduct. Report introduced.
(Springfield, Missouri: Frank Currier) Assemblies of God leaders reported deciding to suspend Swaggart from pulpit for year with 2 years of rehabilitation. [Assemblies of God superintendent G. Raymond CARLSON - announces punishment.] Swaggart reported possibly planning to defy rule. Swaggart's misconduct recalled. [Last month, SWAGGART - acknowledges sin.] Monetary worth of Swaggart's ministry discussed. [Reverend Mike EVANS - comments on Swaggart.] Swaggart noted expected to resign affiliation with Assemblies of God and resume ministry. [Center for Christian Activism spokesperson Pat MAHONEY - comments on Swaggart.] [Last Sunday Frances SWAGGART - says husband will be back soon.] Impact of Swaggart's indiscretions upon his ministry and Assemblies of God organization discussed.
- Currier, Frank;
- Rather, Dan
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