A Televangelist Who Deserves a Standing Ovation

This chap gets it.

A prominent televangelist appeared before a worldwide television audience Tuesday to admit that he had an affair with a woman years ago — and to allege that three people had tried to extort millions of dollars from him to stay quiet about his infidelity. The Rev. Marcus Lamb, who created DayStar Television Network with his wife Joni, said he and his wife had healed their marriage and had hoped to keep his adultery private, but went public because they would not pay extortionists. The three people demanded $7.5 million, he said. “They’re trying to take our pain and turn it to their gain,” said Lamb, during a one-hour live broadcast with his wife by his side and supporters surrounding him. “We’re not going to take God’s money to keep from being humiliated.”

He had an affair, he admitted it, he and his wife worked through it, and he fessed up publicly in order to drive off the depraved greedy scoundrels who tried to cash in on him. So sir, I salute you. The truly totally depraved here are those attempting extortion. Such evil persons deserve thier inevitable fate.

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16 thoughts on “A Televangelist Who Deserves a Standing Ovation

    • Jim 30 Nov 2010 at 9:05 pm

      yes but i couldnt care less than less about letterman.

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  1. asiabible 30 Nov 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I wonder what God wants the $7,500,000 for?

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  2. wken 30 Nov 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Almost anything would be a better use than for it to go to paying blackmailers.

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    • Jim 30 Nov 2010 at 9:50 pm

      true.

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  3. Matt Baldwin 1 Dec 2010 at 5:52 am

    Yeah but I think it’s funny that when Letterman pulled the same stunt we all figured, well he’s still just a Hollywood dirtbag, and obviously, a philanderer… but this guy gets a pass because he represents Christ.

    How many sermons did he preach during the time of his affair?

    Also I think it’s a bit frustrating that it was even realistic for blackmailers to ask for 7.5 million. God’s money. That’s a pleasant euphemism for his assets or the assets of his “business.”

    And finally, Evangelism is apparently booming business since this nobody pastor gets blackmailed for three times the amount Letterman had been blackmailed for!

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  4. Rev Tony Buglass 1 Dec 2010 at 9:49 am

    Repentance. Forgiveness. Yes?

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    • Jim 1 Dec 2010 at 10:02 am

      if repentance is actualized and forgiveness asked, certainly. but i challenge you to show one example from scripture where forgiveness is granted when not requested.

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  5. Craig Benno 1 Dec 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Jesus on the cross saying…Father forgive them for they know not what they do?

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    • Jim 1 Dec 2010 at 4:26 pm

      jesus is free to do as he wishes. until you and i and the rest of the sorry depraved lot are perfect, forgiveness will require a request on our part.
      anyway, jesus’ prayer is for forgiveness for the roman’s act at that moment. not some sort of blanket forgiveness.

      if forgiveness doesnt require sacrifice, the cross itself is a farce.

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  6. Craig Benno 1 Dec 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Forgive us our sins in the same way we forgive others theirs

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    • Jim 1 Dec 2010 at 4:24 pm

      you may have overlooked it in your zeal to find a counter example- but asking for forgiveness is, well, asking!

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  7. Craig Benno 1 Dec 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Yes we are to ask for forgiveness. At the same time we as Christians are to freely forgive; even if it is not asked for. Take Stephens account..acts 7:60

    Elsewhere Paul says stuff about getting rid of all bitterness…this can only happen through forgiveness…

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  8. The reason he came clean was because he was being extorted. Not exactly a motivation of personal penance. He didn’t want to pay. Hardly commendable.

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    • Jim 2 Dec 2010 at 6:19 am

      the reason he came clean? he’d already fessed up to his wife (the victim of his crime). he went public to expose extortioners. all extortioners should be exposed.

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  9. Matt Baldwin 5 Dec 2010 at 11:01 am

    I’m happy to forgive … and forget … Marcus Lamb. Go with God Rev. Lamb. But the check’s NOT in the mail.

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