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Jimmy Swaggart Is 75 Years Old

Before Ted Haggard and his trips to Denver, and just after Jim Bakker and his hush money to Jessica Hahn, there was the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart.

His 1987 trip to a New Orleans prostitute set the standard for evangelical sex scandals in the modern era, thanks to his weepy and melodramatic “I have sinned” confession — after he was caught, of course.  (His ministry was raking in $150 million a year at the time.)

Jimmy Swaggart was born in 1935 — 75 years ago today.

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