TIME MAGAZINE
PEOPLE: PIERCED BUT STILL PIOUS
September 6, 1999


231X-030-065

JAY BAKKER is not a traditional man of the cloth, unless all clerks are hiding tattoos under their robes. As Rolling Stone reports, Jay, 23, son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, has followed his father into the family business, but he preaches to a flock of punks and outcasts instead of TV viewers. After his father went to prison for fraud and his mother remarried, Jay turned to drugs and alcohol. He has straightened out and now aims to reach others who feel alienated. Says Bakker: "The church needs to stop figuring out ways to fight Marilyn Manson (and) start accepting all types of people."

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