While I'm not a religious person, I sometimes watch those Bible-thumping preachers on TV who, as entertainers, are as flamboyant and phony as professional wrestlers. Take Jimmy Lee Swaggart, a singing, piano-playing preacher from Louisiana with big hair and a spellbinding delivery. Jimmy had it made with thousands of devoted followers who opened their wallets and made him rich. If you didn't know better, you'd think Jesus and Jimmy were close, personal friends. But old Jimmy had a taste for the working girl, and that brought him down. In his prime, Jimmy was quite a show, but he was no match for the Devil. But hell, who is?
Thornton P. Knowles
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