Thursday, August 12, 2010
In the mid-80's Popoff was performing faith healing by the power given to him by Jesus. In his worldwide tours called the Crusades, Popoff pretended to heal horrible diseases by the touch of his hand and miraculously seemed to know inside information about these strangers in his church audience (like their loved ones names, their street address, even the diseases they possesed). Busted in a sting operation by renouned skeptic James Randi, video recordings were made while radio scanners picked up the voice of his wife on a hidden ear receiver planted on Popoff. He was being silently fed the information from cards the victims had filled out before the "show." Embarrased and humiliated, he declared bankruptcy in 1982. The scam was exposed live on the Johnny Carson show. Think that's the end? Forget about it.
Popoff has reappeared, and in great forces with his new Miracle Spring Water, which he will send you for "free" if you just provide your full name, address, birthday, and your prayer. First of all, the "miracle" in the spring water is nothing more than iodized salt and tap water, analyzed to be local water in his factory. The water is supposed to cure all diseases, bring good fortune and even (you gotta be kidding me) get rid of your debt? How, you ask? By the power of supernatural intervention. That "free" part also gets you on over 50 mailing lists asking for money. Peter Popoff's 2006 IRS return showed his income to be over $23M.
How can we be led in by this charlatan? Is our desire to believe in God so desperate that we'll simply hand over all our money to a convicted scam artist?
Let's put a stop to people like Peter. Google Peter Popoff and see the scam for yourself live. You'll be shocked.
Posted by Adam at Thursday, August 12, 2010