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Wed May 15, 2019, 02:48 PM

Evangelical Prayer-Coin Grift Is What the Age of Trump Is All About.

For just $45, you can pray for the president with this coin that's sold by a guy who says God told him you need the coin.

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That's right: this man says The Lord—the Almighty God who created the Universe, and who exists in the realm beyond space and time—told him this coin is the "point of contact" between people praying for President Trump's success. And it's only $45! And, as luck would have it, the same guy who spoke to God Himself about this coin is also selling the coin, right now!

"Every day, when you see it, remember: God put something in your hand that you have a role in," says Doctor Lance. If you'd like it in your hand, God accepts major credit cards. The chyron very charitably calls this a "donation."

"That's why we've got to pray," Doctor Lance continued, attempting to establish an in-group mentality where The American Way of Life is under siege, and the only way to save it is to pray while holding this 45-dollar coin.


https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a27478606/jim-bakker-pray-coin-president-donald-trump-45/?utm_medium=social-media&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=socialflowFBESQ&fbclid=IwAR2cGBPi6MegGkZfFQSQcN7ePCfo04TE7RUb-3YYEF2dZ4cVCc4jj_Lr9zw

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Reply Evangelical Prayer-Coin Grift Is What the Age of Trump Is All About. (Original post)
Cattledog May 2019 OP
MineralMan May 2019 #1
NBachers May 2019 #2
keithbvadu2 May 2019 #3
Blue Owl May 2019 #4
DBoon May 2019 #5
NoPasaran May 2019 #6
Initech May 2019 #7
ProudLib72 May 2019 #8
Vinca May 2019 #9
dixiegrrrrl May 2019 #10
meow2u3 May 2019 #11
lindysalsagal May 2019 #12

Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:51 PM

1. It is a donation, because that gold-plated, pot-metal, Chinese-made coin

is only worth about $1. It's going to go up to $1.25, though, due to Trump's tariff increases.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:52 PM

2. Doctor . . . Lance????

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:58 PM

3. Buy two - one for each hand. God will be impressed.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:00 PM

4. Twitcoin is the new Bitcoin

n/t

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:07 PM

5. Selling of indulgences?

Martin Luther is rolling in his grave over modern "protestants"

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:33 PM

6. I prefer the Trumpy Bear

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:36 PM

7. Whoever said "there's a sucker born every minute" obviously has never met Trump fans.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:40 PM

8. Like this

Jaybus pimpin' in da house!

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:18 PM

9. LOL - my husband and I were just talking about how easy it would be to grift the Fundies.

My suggestion was more modest: a buck a prayer (please click on PayPal link). As a fallback we have the "Loaves and Fishes Can Opener" in the shape of a fish. It can be yours for $19.99 (S & H extra). You could get rich off these idiots if you didn't have a conscience.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:13 PM

10. If you are wondering who Dr. Lance Wallnau. is...

I grabbed a flashlight and explored the dark corners of the internet to find out.

He's written 2 books, both are of the "prosperity religion" type.
His Amazon author page describes him as a
Transformational teacher and thought leader

Both books are under 151 pages, and not moving very well.

.On a more serious note, critical thinkers describe him as..
A key player in the New Apostolic Reformation, he is a driving force behind the Seven Mountain Mandate that seeks to take “dominion” over seven designated areas of culture including, religion, family, education, government, media, arts & entertainment, and business. Wallnau is a member of the right-wing New Apostolic political activist group, The Oak Initiative, to which his bio states,

https://pulpitandpen.org/2017/05/02/false-teacher-of-the-day-4-lance-wallnau/

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:26 PM

11. You mean convicted felon Jim Bakker?

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/bill-berkowitz/83449/jim-bakker-convicted-felon-trump-supporting-huckster-back-hawking-apocalypse-survival-kits

In the trailer to the recent two-hour episode about Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker on ABC’s “20/20” titled “Unfaithfully Yours,” Ted Koppel, host of ABC's late-night news broadcast "Nightline" from 1980 to 2005 says: "Sex, religion, money: We’re suckers for that kind of stuff. We always have been, we always will be.” The Bakker’s fall from grace, and Jim Bakker’s imprisonment, was one of the most sensational religion-based stories involving televangelists in the late-1980s. Imagine if there had been social media! Now, Bakker is back, broadcasting from Blue Eye, Missouri -- nestled in the Ozarks -- where he’s hustling real estate and End Times Survival Kits.

James Orsen Bakker is a televangelist, huckster, con man, grifter, convicted felon, Trump supporter, and the man who tried to cover-up the hush money paid to his former New York church secretary, Jessica Hahn, for alleged rape. Bakker, who along with his late wife, Tammy Faye Bakker – who divorced Bakker while he was in prison, and died in 2007 -- ran the financially lucrative “The PTL Club,” and Heritage USA, a North Carolina-based Christian theme park. In 1989, Bakker was convicted in federal court of 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy. Some of those convictions were overturned and he served only five years of the original 45-year sentence.

Bakker personifies the immortal words of the late-great Dan Hicks: “How can I miss you when you won't go away?”


https://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/religion/article200297074.html

Three decades after his PTL empire near Charlotte crumbled amid financial and sex scandals, Jim Bakker is back on TV with a different, darker message:

The Apocalypse is coming and you better get ready.

Ready to be judged by God, sure. But the main mission of “The Jim Bakker Show” – broadcast from a Christian compound deep in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri – appears to be to sell you fuel-less generators, doomsday guidebooks and freeze-dried food with a shelf-life of up to 30 years.

Bakker, whose co-host is second wife Lori, says stocking up on such survivalist merchandise could keep you alive amid the catastrophes – earthquakes, hurricanes, war, famine – that some Christians believe are signs that End Times are near.

“Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive, ah, ah, ah, ah,” Bakker’s daughter, Tammy Sue, now 47, sang on one show as her dad promoted buckets of long-lasting emergency food. That day’s “Staying Alive” special: Ten buckets, with 2,410 servings, for a $600 donation plus shipping.


Is there a televangelist who isn't a con artist?

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:28 PM

12. Believers are all carnies. Either on the take, getting taken or both. They love it.

Keeps them distracted from their real problems.

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