Preacher: Send Me Your Money and I Will Pray Your Debt Away
Only in America.
Peter Popoff, a Born Again Christian scam artist, who was famously exposed in the 80s by James Randi as a fraud, is back at it again. This time Mr. Popoff is preying/praying on people in dire financial straights, offering them supernatural debt elimination in television advertisements if they send him “donations.” This has made he and his family millions of dollars. Although the guy is clearly a scumbag, a great deal of the blame should also be laid on the culture of blind reverence we have built around spirituality in this country in my opinion. Americans are taught to take supernatural belief seriously and give it blanket respect, when exactly the opposite approach should be engendered in our people, which leads too easily to people like Popoff being taken seriously.
More on the story here, as well as the TV Advertisement Popoff is running: