In ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ the American dream is not what it seems


Water parks, swirling cameras, gospel choirs, mink coats, televangelists, and, at the center of it all, Tammy Faye. When the PTL (short for “Praise the Lord”) television network began broadcasting to 52 countries around the world, it is difficult to imagine what people not living in the United States would have made of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Theirs was certainly an “American” brand of Christianity. Raised in the Assemblies of God tradition, the Bakkers…

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