Tammy Faye dead at 65
Tammy Faye had just done a final interview with Larry King on Thursday, looking like a skeletal shell of who she used to be. She passed away the following morning.
I remember when I was younger and there was the whole sex scandal and money laundering charges centered around her ex-husband, Jim Bakker, and how it made me completely distrust organized religion. Although she was not implicated in any crime, I never believed those masscara-stained cheeks again. It all seemed like a rouse and I had been tricked all this time.
Now that I'm older and can see beneath the surface a bit more clearly I understand that Tammy Faye tried to do good things with her life, but kept getting screwed over. It didn't help matters that her trademark eyes always prevented me from taking her seriously. No one wants their life to become a joke though, so it's quite a sad event in that respect. On that note, I feel it's appropriate to leave you with this.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. - Revelation 21:4 (King James Version)