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Enter the riotous and righteous world of punk rock evangelist and preacher’s son Jay Bakker–where church is a smoke-filled bar, and tattoos and piercings an expression of faith. This original six-part series from Sundance Channel is the roller coaster story of the son of infamous televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, whose Christian empire collapsed amid scandal. ONE PUNK UNDER GOD plunges into Jay Bakker’s candid and unorthodox ministry, and his bittersweet relationships with his cancer-afflicted mother and estranged father. Jay honestly, and sometimes painfully, explores a more tolerant Christianity where malcontents and misfits can worship in their own way. With a wife who wants him out of the ministry, conservative backers who are uncomfortable with his evolving stance on homosexuality, and personal demons to battle, Jay’s journey is a modern day parable of forgiveness and virtue.
From World of Wonder, the producers behind the award-winning film The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and directed by Jeremy Simmons (Transgeneration), ONE PUNK UNDER GOD touches on universal themes of fatherhood, religious hypocrisy, and the true meaning of faith.
EPISODE 1: Jay revisits the ruins of his father’s theme park.
EPISODE 2: Jay visits his ill mother and considers opening the church to gay parishoners.
EPISODE 3: Jay’s gay-affirming stance impacts his church’s finances; he visits his estranged father.
EPISODE 4: Jay is confronted with the prospect of leaving the city he loves and the church he founded.
EPISODE 5: Jay prepares to move to New York, delivering an emotional farewell sermon in Atlanta.
EPISODE 6: Jay prepares his first sermon in Brooklyn while dealing with bad news about his mother’s health.
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