The Pope's Long Con

Louisville Public Media

In 2016, Danny Ray Johnson was elected to state office. The fast talking biker-preacher known as "The Pope" paints himself as a 9/11 hero. He says he raised the dead! But our seven month investigation uncovered a much different picture: Attempted ars...Show More

16:25 | Mar 5th, 2018

We knew the story wasn't over at the end of the last chapter — but no one could've known what would happen next.

16:33 | Dec 14th, 2017

Over and over, there were warning signs for law enforcement, political leaders and others. What happens when the institutions we rely on look the other way? How does a liar slip through the cracks int...Show More

ddtbagbabe recommended:

I understand police have hard job, and they generally do their best; however this poor girl deserved more than she got.

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15:50 | Dec 14th, 2017

A teenage girl thought of Johnson as a second dad. Her family trusted the pastor. But in 2013, he allegedly molested her. Hear her story. And listen to Johnson's extraordinary response.

ddtbagbabe recommended:

I feel so badly for this girl, she is very lucky that it wasn't much worse, but to be molested by a church official when you are having a sl...Show More

23:29 | Dec 13th, 2017

Like Forrest Gump, "The Pope" just so happens to be in the front row, playing a pivotal role in America’s biggest moments. Time after time. Decade after decade. He's held some of the country's lofties...Show More

ddtbagbabe recommended:

I have never heard of someone making this many of very public and fact check able lies getting away with it for so long.

17:32 | Dec 13th, 2017

Meet Danny Ray Johnson, Kentucky's fast-talking preacher-turned-politician who is known as the Pope. He paints himself as a 9/11 hero, healer of the sick and miracle maker. Behind this persona — culti...Show More

ddtbagbabe recommended:

How have I never heard of this guy? Listening to his campaign it almost sounds like a bad joke.

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