Celeb The Surreal Death
posted by May 9 at 8:52 AMon
Tammy Faye Baker is not long for this world. She posted this note on her website today…
The doctors have stopped trying to treat the cancer and so now it’s up to God and my faith. And that’s enough! But please continue to pray for the pain and sick stomach. My precious daughter, Tammy Sue, and her wonderful friends are staying with me while Roe builds churches. They don’t want me falling down the stairs. I am down weight wise to 65 pounds, and look like a scarecrow. I need God’s miracle to swallow. To those of you who are suffering as I…..”don’t give up”!! Make up your mind you’re going to LIVE !! That is NOT EASY! The path gets so long. I look at young people and wish with all my heart for just one day of ‘feeling great’. You see, God gives out his promises, they do not lie, they do not fail. We do not have to BEG him for them, they are FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Man, that sucks. I genuinely feel bad for Tammy Faye—which is remarkable.
When I was a young homo and Jim and Tammy Faye Baker were the country’s best known evangelical Christians—and, as it turned out, flock-fleecing charlatans—I hated them both, and with a passion. I hated them like I hated Ronald Reagan. But when Reagan finally got around to passing away… damned if he hadn’t outlived the anger I felt for him. Same with Tammy Faye. After her husband’s fall from grace (and felony convictions, and imprisonment), Tammy Faye became a bit more human.
Then she morphed into her camp phase and, well, she just an old goof in too much mascara. After she no longer had any real power, and no power to harm, I was able to recognize her as something close to human. Hating Tammy Faye became a waste of time and a misuse of my energy. She had outlived my anger, just like Reagan.
Gee… it makes me wonder if one day, when George W. Bush is out of office… no longer has the power to harm… on his deathbed… maybe… no. No way.