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Jim Salter

Jim Salter is an author at Religion News Service.

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Jim Bakker, his church settle lawsuit over COVID-19 claims

By Jim Salter — June 23, 2021
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accuses the TV pastor of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure the coronavirus.

Federal hate crime charge in Missouri Islamic center fire

By Jim Salter — May 13, 2020
O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Nicholas J. Proffitt has been indicted in an April fire that destroyed the Cape Girardeau Islamic Center, the same center he defaced more than a decade earlier.

Jim Bakker seeks dismissal of lawsuit claiming he promoted false coronavirus cure

By Jim Salter — May 5, 2020
A lawyer for Jim Bakker denies that that televangelist claimed a health supplement could cure coronavirus.

Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

By Jim Salter — September 13, 2019
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The referrals are the result of an investigation into church records of more than 2,000 priests and 300 deacons, seminarians and religious women.
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