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Sally Stapleton

Sally Stapleton is an author at Religion News Service.

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Jim Bakker gets PPP loans to pay employees, despite Morningside’s legal fight on fraud claims

By Sally Stapleton — August 24, 2020
(AP) — When the U.S. government extended pandemic hardship loans to thousands of religious institutions, Jim Bakker and Morningside USA, his ministry in Blue Eye, Missouri, were among the most high-profile recipients. On April 28, the pastor received approval for an amount between $650,000 and $1.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program funds. Weeks before, the Missouri […]
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