After the documentary film Mission Congo, which accuses Pat Robertson of using his Operation Blessing charity to help his investments in mining in Africa, debuted at the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend, Robertson is considering filing a lawsuit against the makers of that film.
Category Archive: Religious Frauds
Sep 10 2013
Sep 09 2013
Pat Robertson and his followers make a big deal about Operation Blessing, his longtime charity wing that makes all kinds of claims about all the good things they do. Critics have long accused him of using that charity to further his financial investments, especially in African mining. A new documentary provides evidence for those criticisms, …
Aug 23 2013
Remember Jerry Mungadze, the “ex-gay” therapist who claims he can tell whether someone is gay by having them color a picture of the brain and, if they use a pink crayon, they’re gay? Turns out he can also tell whether someone is possessed by demons in this same manner. He told Benny Hinn that if …
Aug 16 2013
Chuck Missler is a Christian right rock star, a former Navy officer and corporate executive turned evangelist. He founded Koinonia House and has published a huge number of books about the Bible. Discernment Research Group, a Christian organization that tracks what it considers heretical Christians, has now caught him dead to rights plagiarizing another author. …
Aug 15 2013
I hate most “reality” TV shows, but I might just tune in for Preachers of LA, a show about a group of prosperity gospel preachers who get rich telling their followers that if they’d just send them more money, God will give it back to them and they’ll be rich too.
Aug 13 2013
I found this meme on Facebook and it makes a very good point. If faith healing con artists like Benny Hinn really believed that they were “anointed” with the ability to heal, why do they only do this in front of sellout crowds paying big money? Jesus didn’t heal only in front of 10,000 people …
Aug 06 2013
Anderson Cooper did a show with Bob Larson and his three young exorcists and a couple of ministers who believe, correctly, that Larson is a complete and utter fraud. The whole thing is worth watching and I’ll post the video below. My favorite part is the “demon test” you can take online to tell if …
Jul 11 2013
JT flags an essay by Joyce Meyer, a televangelist con woman getting very rich by fleecing her congregation, about how she managed to eradicate reason from her life with the help of Almighty Gawd-ah. Just read this staggering introduction to the essay:
May 28 2013
Matthew Hagee, John’s even dumber son, was asked by a follower why praying for healing in Jesus’ name doesn’t always result in the person being healed. His answer: The person is healed even if they’re not healed. Oh, and up is down. And war is peace. As George Carlin said, it’s the greatest bullshit story …
May 24 2013
A former doctor turned TV evangelist and fake health fraud has been convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison for a fake cancer cure that she promoted on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world’s largest Christian television network. Courthouse News reports:
May 02 2013
Following in the esteemed footsteps of disgraced Christian frauds like Oral Roberts, Jim Bakker and Robert Tilton, Benny Hinn says God wants you to send him money to help him retire $5 million worth of debt. And he has one rich sucker on the line to match the first $2.5 million.
Apr 05 2013
I’m thinking about pitching a reality TV show to the Trinity Broadcasting Network: America’s Next Great Religious Con Artist. It would have four judges — Benny Hinn, Pat Robertson, Rod Parsley and Peter Popoff — and they would choose the next great faith healer or televangelist fraud.
Apr 04 2013
Pat Robertson was asked by a viewer why miracles happen so often in Africa (they do?) but they don’t seem to happen in America. His answer: Americans go to college and believe in evolution, but people overseas are “simple” which is “what God’s looking for” and “that’s why they have miracles.”
Mar 14 2013
I wrote last week about Pat Robertson’s perfect prayer scam, where he makes scattershot claims that God is going to do X or Y and when one of the millions of evangelicals have X or Y happen, it proves that the prayer was answered. He recently said that God was going to give a million …