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Jimmy Swaggart

Jimmy Swaggart (born March 15, 1935) was a popular televangelist in the 1980s and a pioneer in that medium.

He was born in Ferriday, Louisiana, cousin of rock and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis.

While his own televangelism program was being taped in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Swaggart, on February 21, 1988 confessed that he was guilty of an unspecified sin and would be temporarily leaving the pulpit. The "unspecified sin" was an affair with a prostitute.

Some time later, he was stopped for speeding. In the car with him was another prostitute.