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This Breaks Our Heart

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Click here to watch a preview of a very frail Tammy Faye Baker on Larry King Live tonight.

Even at her lowest, though, Tammy Faye is still filled with the Spirit.

She is an inspiration.

Stay strong Tammy Faye!

256 comments to “This Breaks Our Heart”

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  1. Paula says – reply to this


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    Her chest looks like Kate Bosworth's.

  2. nick says – reply to this


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    Fantastic that someone is out there spreading God's love instead of using God to spread hate (like Bush and his allies do.) God is supposed to be about love.

  3. Hannah says – reply to this


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    It's really tough watching that…makes me feel better that she is so at peace with her situation and I pray for her.

  4. its me! says – reply to this


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    ummmm..lets be for real….she looks crazy! all that freakin tanning is harsh and that make up makes her look like a shrinking hotdog with lipstick! i dont think its the cancer but all that surgery…..

  5. mary says – reply to this


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    wow, that's what cancer is! just loss my stepfather to cancer and he was just the same way…she is so precious for giving it her all!

  6. Jacob says – reply to this


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    While death should be rejoyced as an evolution to the next adventure, it's hard to cope with the fact that someone as kind and compassionate and accepting, something that many Christants aren't, as Tammy Faye Messner suffering through cancer, she gives us all a message that no matter how many things in life you've done wrong, you should appriciate all the wonderful things in life.

    God speed.

  7. William Maki says – reply to this


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    we love you Tammy Faye you have truly Changed the world for the better…Cheesburgers in Paradise

  8. Mrs McDreamy says – reply to this


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    Oh Dear, the poor bugger.She's so strong.
    Its terrible to see what cancer does to a person.Its not fair noone should have to suffer like that.

  9. YoYoYo!!! says – reply to this


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    That's so sad! She looks like a walking skeleton.

  10. keeley says – reply to this


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    i think it would be comforting for her to know how many people are pulling for her. maybe perez could send her an email of this post…?
    GOD bless you Tammy.

  11. jojo says – reply to this


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    I read over the posted comments and I am bothered over how some people can be so cruel. People make mistakes in their life…. Tammy has made mistakes, I've made mistakes, and I bet all of you who are reading this have too … Some mistakes are just worse than others… but no one deserves to die. I guess since we're living in a country where freedom of speech exists, you should feel free to continue with your heartless remarks… but you should never forget, God doesn't even judge….and you shouldn't either. Dear Tammy, if you are reading this… Please stay strong and don't give up hope. Your continued faith has been an inspiration to all of us. Message to Dirk: Search for compassion in your heart and there you will find forgiveness and peace. "We love you, Tammy."

  12. Caren says – reply to this


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    Bless her heart! She is great!

  13. EVE says – reply to this


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    LAST NIGHT I SAW A CLIP OF THE INTERVIEW. I FEEL A SENSE OF HONOR AND RESPECT FOR THIS BEATIFUL WOMAN. EVEN THOUGH SHE STARES DEATH IN THE FACE SHE IS SOOOOOOO FILLED WITH LOVE AND BEAUTY. I WISH EVERY PERSON COULD HAVE ONE TENTH OF THE FAITH AND LOVE SHE DOES. ALL THE BEST GET WELL SOON.

  14. Sheena says – reply to this


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    ~So much courage from such a tiny little lady~ Tammy I hope you find much comfort! You inspire others with your profound bravery…

  15. jem says – reply to this


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    Jesus ! She is fading so fast ! She originally had colon cancer. Don't blame her for Jim's mistakes, she divorced his ass not too long after that mess. She's a good woman. Godspeed Tammy Faye.

  16. andie says – reply to this


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    she was AMAZING…so much respect for her now, even though i couldn't stand her for years…so genuine…and amazing that she stood up for gays when so many of those hypocritical preachers looked down on them…BLESS HER!!!

  17. UNREAL says – reply to this


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    I cannot believe some of the posts I've read here. I just know the good Lord is looking down and shaking His head in disappointment. I for one would not want to be #107, #42, #93,#85 and Dirk. Your post are ugly and shameful. Whether you believe in GOD or not, you always get what you give. And for not having compassion, none will be shown to you . For judging so harshly , you too will be judge the same.
    One day you shameful people will be facing death too…. and those ugly words you've posted here today will come back to haunt you. This woman has made amends and people will remember her for the good and have nothing but nice things to say about her. How will you be remembered, what will people say about you ? Better yet, ask yourself if you will be remembered at all.

  18. christina says – reply to this


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    wow this brought tears to my eyes, i felt her strength and her message to the public was so endearing, Tammy Fay..stay strong honey, I will see you on the other side.-Christina

  19. Jeaniscool says – reply to this


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    God bless her soul.

  20. MJ says – reply to this


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    I feel really sorry for the people that are posting comments saying that Tammy doesn't deserve to get any better. She is in a lot of pain and doesn't have much time left, and it isn't our place to judge people. I personally think that she has such a bright soul. It doesn't matter how many people you cheat on or how you're image is portrayed. She had goodness in her heart, regardless of the choices she made.

  21. Nate says – reply to this


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    praying for you Tammy Faye!

  22. james getty says – reply to this


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    thanks for the hugs you gave me tammy: jesus loves u and so do we.

    damn hell that j hahn!!!

  23. woodman says – reply to this


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    Anyone over the age of 32 knows what she and her husband did to thousands of innocent people. My god is not vengeful, hers must be. I eat this cheeseburger for you Tammy. Still has time to do those eyes….classic.

  24. Molly says – reply to this


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    I'm not sure what's sadder the ravages of cancer or that the people at Perez think they have a heart.

  25. ryisha says – reply to this


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    that is so sad i wanted to cry.
    that is just so hard to watch.
    i hope that if our when she goes that it will be peacefully.
    god bless her and may he keep her.
    my prayers are with her.

  26. and says – reply to this


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    damn. :(

  27. PITH says – reply to this


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    What an amazing lady! I dont care who you are, you have got to give this girl props for who she is and what she does.

  28. p.p. says – reply to this


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    awww…..who gives a shit? i have more important things to worry about. she had a good life. just do us a favor and die already!

  29. D.Bauchery says – reply to this


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    Oh please. Like any of you give a flying fart.

  30. ER says – reply to this


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    It's sad to see anyone suffer, but you must admit that she had a good life. Also, let's not forget that she and her ex husband were liars and cheaters. The media never shows the poor people that lost all their money to those two in the 80's. I bet lots of those people have since battled terrible diseases and faced death and I bet they didn't have money to help them.

  31. Bastard says – reply to this


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    Save your key strokes ER…these psuedo-Christian forgiveness nut bags would forgive just about anyone for anything apparently…..mass grand larceny be damned. They all act as if she had nothing to do with the bilking of millions…..and the fact that she continued to do it on TV loooong after she dumped her Jessica Hahn-raping husband too. She's an inspiration allright..to every aspiring con man in the biz…..

  32. frieda says – reply to this


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    Wow, what an incredibly strong woman, she even still wears her makeup, very heartbreaking

  33. Rick Sparks says – reply to this


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    I hate that she's suffering. She goofy, but her heart is in the right place and she deserves peace.

    Watch "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" for insight in that whole PTA debacle. She received an undeserved bad rap at the hands of her ex-husband and that piece of crap Jerry Falwell. Then, she gets eaten alive by disease? A damn shame.

  34. Mike says – reply to this


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    Just know that you will be healed very soon! God bless you!!!!

  35. christchild says – reply to this


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    I cannot believe it, it was like only yesterday that we saw her on Surreal Life. May God bless you Tammy!

  36. jojo says – reply to this


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    MESSAGE TO #228 p.p. & TO ALL THE HEARTLESS PEOPLE:

    obviously YOU must give a sh*t! Since you have more important things to worry about, it's nice to know that you took the time out to post a comment. To all of you who have posted such heartless comments, have you ever heard of karma? Someday someone will say the exact same thing to you. I only hope that when it happens, that you're not fighting for your life….

  37. kimmy poo says – reply to this


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    Very Sad It Broke My Heart. God please give her comfort soon

  38. Nancy says – reply to this


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    I didn't know what to expect when I clicked to preview. I am literally in tears!!! I pray for her soul and for anyone else who is being consumed by this horrendous killer, cancer. May god bless her soul.

  39. Happy Healthy Canadian says – reply to this


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    Wow - Very moving…..she's very genuine and a true lady. I was compelled at first to feel sad for her as she looks so sick and frail..however if you look deeper she is really a strong fearless person. I believe that she has faith in God and there's a sense of re-assurance from her that after this life there will be more for us.

  40. Lisa says – reply to this


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    This is so sad. I saw the interview with Larry King and I could not believe what I was seeing. She is still a very strong person. I know she is suffering from cancer and I hope she makes piece with her maker so she will no longer suffer.

  41. Jingles says – reply to this


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    It is true that she had issues in the past but if she asked for forgiveness then it is washed away. I admire anyone who can be so brave and faithful when there is so little hope. She knows where she is going because she believes that Christ is her savior. To be saved is to be born again..To be washed in the blood of Christ.

  42. Jesse says – reply to this


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    God Bless you, Tammy Faye!!!

  43. miss debauchery says – reply to this


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    though true as it is that she did some not so good things in the past, people are entitled to have a change of heart, and more importantly, it's never right to kick someone when they're down. anyone who taunts this woman now thats shes so close to the end is on par with the "crimes" she commited. leave her be! the poor woman's been through enough. my heart goes out to her, perhaps she'll get a miracle….

  44. Ms. Ink says – reply to this


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    We love you Tammy Faye, and we wish you all the very best.

    From your fans in New Zealand.

    XXX

  45. Nance says – reply to this


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    May Peace be with you Tammy…God Bless

  46. faerie says – reply to this


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    may god take her soon and relieve her of her pain…

  47. pamela says – reply to this


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    God has her beautiful home ready and waiting for her. God forgives and she has sinned in her life but is now forgiven, just the same as any one of us that has asked forgiveness. I don't need to pray for Tammy Fay…she will soon be in a better place…but I will pray for those here who are negative and lost and choose to post with horrible horrible comments…that is what is heart breaking..may God forgive YOU~

  48. Fuck TFB says – reply to this


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    Fuck Tammy Faye.

    Bitch is a con woman of the lowest order, and I hope she burns in her own hell.

  49. Christine says – reply to this


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    God Bless Tammy Faye. I admire her strength. God knows she has been through hell and back more then once. She is a old soul. You can feel her warmth and love even now. It looks like her time is near. I am happy for her that she will be done with this journey and moving on to the next one. Bless you Tammy Faye.

  50. jojo says – reply to this


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    TO MESSAGE #248 PAMELA: After reading your message, I am left feeling nothing but good thoughts knowing that there are still wonderful and kind hearted people on Earth….unlike the person who left COMMENT #249….a comment like that can only come from someone who is so evil. If you had a friend or a relative who is so close to you, who had made the wrong decision in life, and from it ended up hurting many lives…..but, has since tried to change his or her ways…..to find that this person is now suffering in pain and that you might lose this person, would you wish the same for them…. IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES, then….MAY GOD HELP YOU! Here's a message to Tammy in heaven: You are such a brave and strong spirited woman. I am so happy to know that you have finally found peace and that you are no longer suffering in pain. You have been such an inspiration to all of us. You are in God's hands now. I hope that there are hamburgers in heaven and that you will have the chance to finally eat them. YOU STATED THAT THERE WAS ONE THING YOU'D LIKE MOST FOR ALL OF US TO REMEMBER YOU BY and…… I will remember you for your eyelashes, as most of us will. Bless you and may you find more comfort and peace. You truly are and angel….

  51. pamela says – reply to this


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    She is in heaven now…no more pain and no more suffering. Angels are rejoicing, another one has come home! God Bless her family and loved ones she left behind.

    and may God see to it that each negative response here will be shown the true light before its too late

  52. Andrew says – reply to this


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    I wanted to share this here too….

    "When I was going through the worst moments of my life—and I'm going to cry and I'm not apologizing—but it was the gay community, not the Christians, that surrounded me with love and cared for me, and took care — did everything for me. They came to my aid, where the Christians wouldn't associate with me anymore."

    –Tammy Faye Bakker Messner (1942 - 2007)

  53. bethune says – reply to this


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    tammy faye baker,…you are at rest now..walking up and down glory road..with christ the lord at your side..telling him..thank god i am home.at last..god bless her family.

  54. ER says – reply to this


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    GET LIVES PEOPLE. YOU ACT LIKE YOU KNEW HER…YOU DIDN'T. ASK THE PEOPLE THAT SHE STOLE FROM IF THEY SHED A TEAR WHEN THAT FAKE, LYING WOMAN DIED. I HAVE NO MORE SYMPATHY FOR HER THAN I DO FOR THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIFE SAVINGS AND WHO LEARNED A HARSH TRUTH ABOUT AMERICAN SOCIETY AND THEIR OBSESSION AND DEVOTION TO CELEBRITIES. ALL THE POSTINGS ABOUT JESUS, AND THE BIBLE….PLEASE SPARE ME YOUR MISGUIDED DEVOTION TO A DEVIANT, DECEPTIVE CELEBRITY. YOU DO NOT WORSHIP GOD, YOU WORSHIP CELEBRITY…AS DID TAMMY. WHAT A WASTE OF A LIFE.

  55. jojo says – reply to this


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    MESSAGE TO #255 ER: OBVIOUSLY WE DO HAVE A LIFE JUST THE SAME AS YOURS…TO LOG INTO PEREZ HILTON AND POST COMMENTS! A NOTE TO YOURSELF, WE NEVER KNEW HER NOR MET HER, BUT WE CAN FEEL COMPASSION FOR A PERSON WHO IS IN PAIN & SLOWLY DYING…EVEN THE MANY THAT HAVE LOST ALL THEIR MONEY. RIGHT OR WRONG, IT SHOULDN'T TAKE FOR ANYONE TO FEEL FOR ANOTHER WHO IS IN NEED OF COMFORT. ALSO, YOU SEEM TO HAVE AN OBSESSION AND DEVOTION TO A SIMILIAR CELEBRITY TOO…. PEREZ! DON'T TELL ME YOU DON'T HAVE A FAVORITE MOVIE STAR OR SINGER CELEBRITY.. I BET IF YOUR FAVORITE CELEB WAS TO SHOW UP AT THE FRONT OF YOUR DOOR AT THIS VERY SECOND, YOU'D BE WORSHIPING HIM OR HER RIGHT NOW TOO. PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULDN'T THROW STONES!

  56. jojo says – reply to this


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    Messner has had a life full of ups-and-downs. She became one of the most recognizable Christian celebrities in America in the 1980s alongside her former husband Jim Bakker. Starting in 1974, the two built the PTL (Praise the Lord/People that Love) Network which brought in $128 million annually with more than 12 million subscribers.

    The ministry fell apart after intense scandal, however. Her husband of 30 years had been involved in a secret seven-year affair, and in 1989, he was convicted of 24 counts of fraud which led to a 45-year prison sentence. Messner, then Tammy Faye Bakker, divorced him while he was incarcerated.

    "I have gotten over that [PTC experience], thank God,” replied the televangelist to King during her CNN interview. “That was a terrible, horribly bad experience."

    Her problems did not stop just with her old network, however. In 1987, she admitted herself into the Betty Ford Center because of a prescription drug addiction.

    Since 1996, she has had to battle colon cancer. It spread to her lungs in 2004 and had gotten so bad that doctors decided to quit treatment in May 2007. The disease took a toll on the woman; she only weighed 65 pounds in her last days and had trouble swallowing due to constant pain.

    Despite all her problems, she still retained her faith, however, and felt that the Lord was still protecting her during her troubles.

    "Don't let fear rule your life," she said in a statement. "Live one day at a time, and never be afraid."

    Her former husband responded to her death, explaining that she truly lived by her motto of making “lemons into lemonade.”

    "Tammy Faye's deep faith in God has kept her throughout her life as well as during these last days of her life. In her last 48 hours, she shared her faith in Jesus Christ on worldwide television with millions of people," expressed Jim Bakker in a statement. "She is now in heaven with her mother and grandmother and Jesus Christ, the one who she loves and has served from childbirth. That is the comfort I can give to all who loved her."

    A family funeral service was held on Saturday in a private cemetery. Messner’s remains were cremated and interred onto the grounds.

    In the Christian spirit, a celebration is planned rather than focusing on the grief.

    "She wanted a party," explained King on Saturday night. "They're going to schedule a party in two to three weeks in Palm Springs, Calif. Her friends will be invited. And she wanted it to be a celebration.”

    In her last words during her Thursday interview with King, Messner expressed her desire for people to find the Lord and her heart-felt love for everyone that has supported her.

    "I'd like to say that I genuinely love you (fans), and I genuinely care, and I genuinely want to see you in heaven someday,” spoke the woman. “I want you to find peace. I want you to find joy."

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