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Former PTL Supporters Lost Faith in Bakker

Posted July 22, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— July 23, 1996 - 9:50 a.m. EDT

Nearly 2,000 former PTL supporters say Jim Bakker scammed them and they want for $100 million dollars in return.

Monday, closing arguments began in the class-action suit against Bakker who, along with his former wife Tammy Faye Messner. founded PTL as a religious broadcast network.

Supporters say they thought that the lifetime PTL memberships they bought could be transferred.

In a surprise move Friday, Bakker's lawyers presented evidence showing those memberships were not transferable