His eldest child was conceived out of wedlock. In recent decades, he has parlayed the donations of his TV viewers into a nine-figure personal fortune. He has deviously (and successfully) folded a corporatist and Cold Warrior agenda into a telegenic brand of That Old-Time Religion, giving odious political views the gravitas of Holy Writ. He's quite possibly a liar and a cheat, but keep in mind that many Old Testament heroes were equally flawed.