There’s a seeker born every minute.
It’s sad that human adults don’t believe in the tooth fairy, but they believe in this.
I love that the scam box is solid black. Makes me wonder if they read about dark patterns in UI design and went very, very literal with it.
$1,000 for a blanket sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me, even if it isn’t magic. I’m buying ten.
To pay for that starship!
Televangelists have not worked an honest minute’s worth of labor in their lives…
So he ran out of buckets of refried beans to sell?
And how did that happen, Mr. Bakker?
“Well, they deposited their paychecks, then the family paid their bills, so it therefore got paid off. . . HALLELUJAH!”
Bakker, the convicted fraudster televangelist who was recently fined for selling a phony Covid-19 cure, seems
destineddetermined to spend the rest of his life running grifts on wide-eyed suckers.
"He always needs money ! He’s all - powerful , all -perfect, all - knowing , and all -wise, somehow just can’t handle money !” — George Carlin.
The Bakker post reminded me of a batshit late-night ad I saw once for a book “How to Pay Your Bills Supernaturally”. I looked it up now, and sure enough, it’s written by Robert Tilton.
In 1991, Diane Sawyer and ABC News conducted an investigation of Tilton (as well as two other Dallas-area televangelists, W.V. Grant and Larry Lea). The investigation, assisted by Trinity Foundation president Ole Anthony and broadcast on ABC’s Primetime Live on November 21, 1991, alleged that Tilton’s ministry threw away prayer requests without reading them, keeping only the accompanying money or valuables sent to the ministry by viewers, garnering his ministry an estimated US$80 million a year.
from Robert Tilton - Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia and, wow
Whoa there cowboy… that’s a LOT of miracle power. If you’re not careful, you’re going to pay off not just your own debts, but those of your neighbors, the corner store down the street, perhaps the entire WalMart. Heck, with recurring prayer, you might even pay off the national debt! Don’t force God to take care of others, he’s just there you (and Jim Bakker).
I always think about this in connection with the instant-checkout buttons offered by Apple and others. If someone is in a mental place where they’re shopping for magic blankets to sort out their unpaid bills, it cannot be good that they can charge it to their card with a single button.
I mean, luckily Apple Pay doesn’t work very well. But imagine if it did.
Dude, you’re talking socialist miracle blanket now!
This is an old grift.
Usually it’s a small handkerchief. Often green in color (sympathetic magic anyone?). It’s a “seed” that you plant in the kingdom of god…
(or maybe it’s just financing for these a-hole’s next private jet)
Sleep under it, or do whatever you want to do
Sweet! Honey, we’re money blanketing all night.
Hang it on the wall!..
alleged that Tilton’s ministry threw away prayer requests without reading them
Well, that explains why that invocation to Hastur I sent them never paid off. Boy, was I in tepid, brackish water!
Sounds like a variation on the old take the curse off your money grift.
Where they are discounted 40% off and might just keep you warm!