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One of the most famous evangelist scandals involved Canadian-born Aimee Semple McPherson in the 1920s, who allegedly faked her own death. She later claimed that she had been kidnapped, but a grand jury adjourned with no indictment, saying it had not enough evidence to proceed. She died in 1944 from an accidental overdose of barbiturates.

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One of the first televangelists, Aimee Semple McPherson once gave a speech in a speakeasy (similar to this video but not captured on film). Part of The Eloquent Woman blog's "Famous Speech Friday" series.

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10 Amazing Aimee Semple McPherson Quotes

Aimee Semple McPherson, also known as Sister Aimee, was a Canadian-American Los Angeles–based evangelist and media celebrity in the and She founded the Foursquare Church.

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