Creepy bobblehead farms gullible flock


How can normal human beings fall for Kenneth Copeland’s schtick? But they do,and this ranting twit makes millions of dollars, and sheesh, watch his audience clutch their baldspots.

Somebody make a video of Copeland “curing” impotence, or hemorrhoids.

Comments

  1. kenbakermn says

    Yeah, I don’t understand how his followers can fail to notice that shit never works. I wouldn’t expect a single one of them to say, a year from now, hey wait a sec, you commanded my hair to grow. Why am I still bald?

  2. Ed Seedhouse says

    Nothing new here. Back in the early 60’s my grandmother was a big follower of a guy named “Oral Roberts”, the first of the really big “televangalists”. She came down with throat cancer. I remember her on one visit kneeling in front of the T.V. chanting “heal, heal,…” along to Robert’s chanting.

    Oddly, here cancer soon went away and she died in the late 70’s of a stroke. I’m sure the radiation therapy she also took had nothing to do with it.

    Nothing changes, it seems. The same old tricks work just as well as ever. Copeland sounds offhand like some kind of new incarnation of Roberts. Maybe a Great Old One in a new form?

  3. raven says

    …and this ranting twit makes millions of dollars,

    More like tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. Copeland is worth close to $1 billion dollars.

    Kenneth Copeland Net Worth | Celebrity Net Worthwww.celebritynetworth.com › … › Authors

    There have been reports that Copeland could be worth as much as $750 million or even $1 billion. He has not denied reports about his wealth, confirming to at …

    Creepy is right.
    Copeland reminds me most of the Reverend Jim Jones of Guyana fame.
    Or a little bit like Elron Hubbard.

  4. PaulBC says

    Was Giuliani one of this clients? Maybe that black ooze running down his face was a side effect of divine hair regrowth.

  5. raven says

    Most of the money the fundie xians donate to their leaders is spent on mansions, fast cars, personal services from attractive young women and men*, yachts, jewelry, fine wines and drugs etc..

    I don’t have a problem with that.
    Money spent on luxurious living is money not spent on trying to overthrow the US government, funding the fascist GOP, or AR-15 semiautomatics for arming the right wingnuts.

    *If you don’t understand this, ask your mom when you are older.

  6. PaulBC says

    kenbakermn@1

    hey wait a sec, you commanded my hair to grow. Why am I still bald?

    My brother, you are so blinded by sin you cannot see it. For another $1000 I will remove the scales from your eyes.

  7. skeptuckian says

    My favorite is the woman at the end with her hands on her forehead. Does she really want hair growing out of her forehead? Please “God” make this happen!

  8. Rich Woods says

    I’m not bald, which must explain why, when I laid my hands on my head and prayed along with Reverend Copeland, I grew hair on the palms of my hands. At least I think that’s probably the reason.

  9. hemidactylus says

    @5- raven

    Aside from inordinate influence based on faith and gullibility I fail to see much comparison between Copeland and “People’s Temple” Jones. The latter took a social justice approach and the commune notion into a disastrous result. He was very much a part of the Left. Most televangelists seem to me aligned with the Right.

  10. PaulBC says

    hemidactylus@11 I think you can analogize between cult leaders without bringing political stance into the picture. You’re probably right that many adherents of People’s Temple were pulled in by idealistic notions, rather than something as absurdly selfish as a baldness cure. (Though my knowledge of either group is cursory.)

    What about Scientology, as raven also mentioned? I know more about them, and how controlling they are. It’s not even clear where to put them on the political spectrum, though they know how to game the system, get all the tax benefits of a church, as well as abuse intellectual property law.

    These organizations aren’t identical, but they do have a lot in common. Why should anyone dismiss the part in common just because there are differences? In all cases, adherents are drawn by (what they perceive as) charismatic leaders and by the promise of personal betterment.

  11. sc_262299b298126f9a3cc21fb87cce79da says

    Hey, there are 71 million people who believe Trumplethinskin’s schtick.

  12. Ed Seedhouse says

    @11:

    My theory (which is mine) is that the extreme far right and the extreme far left actually merge into one big stew of craziness. I mean it was obvious to me that the “communist” government of the old USSR was really fascist in all but name. In practical terms what was the difference? To me only the words used in the formula to keep the rubes coming back for more.

  13. Artor says

    We might be hearing more about Creepy Copeland soon. Russian hackers have suborned his church’s computers, and are demanding ransom, or they’ll release his sensitive data to the public. I have no doubt Copeland has a lot of scary skeletons in his closet.
    cue broken puppet laugh for 2 minutes straight

  14. wzrd1 says

    @)Ed Seedhouse, it’s a tired old joke, far left, far right, see the same folks coming past each other running around the wheel.

    Meanwhile, despite a slowly growing bald spot, been putting my hands on my head and bellowing, “HAIR GO!”.
    Still have to deal with the shit every morning.
    Which reminds me, find whereinhell the dustpan got off to, so we can get the hedgetrimmer out for a haircut.

  15. kurt1 says

    He looks and acts like some shlocky TV depiction of Satan or at least a demon. You just expect that his eyes turn black and horns start grow any second now. He could be a Supernatural villain, a demon that leads a congregation astray to get their wealth and souls.

  16. robro says

    Copeland and his flock tried to blow away COVID back in April. You see where that got us. Con men cum preachers are old as the hills. With so many frightened people willing to throw common sense and good money out the window, it’s always been a lucrative enterprise.

  17. whheydt says

    Re: Ed Seedhouse @ #14…
    I look at it as a circle. The extreme left and the extreme right are actually standing back to back without noticing what is close behind them.

  18. says

    I can hardly wait for his next video where he asks his followers to pray away their erectile dysfunction problems using a similar technique to this one!

  19. Rich Woods says

    @Ed #14:

    I mean it was obvious to me that the “communist” government of the old USSR was really fascist in all but name.

    I think you’ve confused the different political theories with the actual end results there, or at least the end results experienced by the common person. Soviet-style Communism as implemented in the USSR didn’t have the same societal aims as National Socialism (a variant on fascism only containing the word ‘socialism’ for historical, not descriptive, reasons) did in 1930s Germany, but both began as authoritarian regimes and ended up as totalitarian. You can barely slide a cigarette paper between Stalin’s anti-semitism and sociopathic disregard of the peoples in the countries used as buffers to protect Mother Russia, and Hitler’s anti-semitism, racism, eugenicist and nationalist militaristic expansionism to gain lebensraum. You could argue that Stalin betrayed the Communist revolution to a greater degree than Hitler betrayed the socialist movement he had initially aligned himself with in the 1920s, but only because Stalin did it after the fact while Hitler played a large part in splitting the NSDAP into failed socialist and successful fascist divisions as part of his progress to power.

  20. beholder says

    @11 Ed, @20 whheydt

    a.) I don’t understand the far right.
    b.) I don’t understand the far left.
    c.) Therefore, the far right and the far left must be the same thing.

    That is the essence of what you said, and why it sounds like a shit take to anyone anywhere near either group.

  21. PaulBC says

    beholder@26 I agree with your main point, but I don’t really consider Stalin to be “far left” nor any of his successors in the Soviet Union. Their motives were also very different from the Nazis, but I think their goal was primarily holding together an empire, not promoting rights or reducing wealth inequality.

    There are actual “leftwing” states such as Allende’s Chile. Whatever you want to make of them, they look nothing like Nazis, and in Chile, there’s the direct contrast with Pinochet’s authoritarian rule.

  22. unclefrogy says

    @15
    if that is true it sounds plausible to me. I could not wish it on a better person.
    If you want to steal money by extortion the pickings should be rich in the realm of U.S. churches of the TV ministry. If they are not vulnerable to their accounts being compromised as well.

    uncle frogy

  23. davidc1 says

    @24 ,Well i was close with pride .Love the way the Bible is trade marked ,how do the authors get their royalty cheques ?

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