1988: Televangelist confesses begs your forgiveness

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Responding to allegations of frequenting prostitutes, televangelist Jimmy Swaggart confesses to 8,000 parishioners and says he will step down from the leadership of his ministry, saying, “Oh, I have sinned against you, and I beg your forgiveness.”

To: 
Parishioners
From: 
Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart
Year of Apology: 
1988
Footnote: 
King, Wayne. “Swaggart Says He Has Sinned; Will Step Down.” New York Times. February 22, 1988.