It’s weird enough when televangelist Jim Bakker tries selling you giant buckets of food for the Apocalypse. But what he said on his show this week went even further than that.
Bakker is now urging viewers to move to Branson, Missouri, where his show is taped, and buy a condo at his Morningside complex. Because NASA has said that’s the safest place to be when the End Times begin.
“There is nowhere on earth you could live with more of God’s generals here,” Bakker proclaimed, bizarrely bragging that “Branson has the number-one Christian theater in the world.”
“You all are going to know soon why God brought us here,” he said. “Do you know the people from the government, from NASA, the research from so many of them, they have said in their research that the safest place to live in troubled times is right here. That’s why God brought us here.”
That’s a strange argument… Since when has anyone ever moved to Branson on the advice of scientists?
I tried figuring out where he was even getting that information from, and the closest thing I could find was a tabloid article declaring Kansas City as one of several places where you’d want to be during WWIII because the “city is surrounded by fertile farmland and is the ideal spot to defend against attackers.” (Another publication, citing a dubious source, made a similar claim: Kansas City was safe because its metro area has lots of bunkers and fallout shelters.)
That’s Kansas City, not Branson. Those cities are 3.5 hours apart in a car.
NASA has nothing to do with those claims. They sure as hell didn’t give a great Yelp review to Bakker’s property.
More importantly, though, God has nothing to do with that selection.
Bakker is just trying to sell property using the same fictional scare tactics he uses to sell buckets of disgusting glop. And really, if you are considering moving to Morningstar, aren’t you already dead on the inside?
(via Right Wing Watch)