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Posted inReligion

Yes, MLMs Are A Cult (LSP #71)

Reading Time: 7 minutes I saw a video lately about multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs) and their similarity to classic religious cults. I want to show you this idea in detail–and maybe offer some hope for those who love people who’ve gotten sucked into this predatory business model. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the weird similarity of cults and MLMs!

Posted inReligion

Xenos Christian Fellowship: Turnt Up For Jesus

Reading Time: 11 minutes Christian cults sound so weird and alien to most people. But this one will probably sound even more sinister than the culty norm. It’s called Xenos Christian Fellowship, and it’s taken root in Ohio thanks to a philosophy that’s unique even by Christian-cult standards. Here are the details, just in time for Spooky Week.

Posted inGeneral

The LuLaRoe Train May Finally Be Wrecking (LSP #64)

Reading Time: 8 minutes Just six short months ago, the train began to derail for a business that once seemed too big to fall. Now it seems like this gigantic multi-level marketing scheme (MLM) might actually be toppling! Today, Lord Snow Presides over a terrible lesson in the School of Hard Knocks–one that its pupils are unlikely to heed.

Posted inNews

Deadly Oregon faith healing cult claims another victim

Reading Time: 3 minutes Travis Lee Mitchell, 22, and Sarah Elaine Mitchell, 25, were today sentenced to more than six years in prison for failing to get proper medical care for their newborn baby, who died last June. The couple – members of the deadly Followers of Christ Church in Oregon – pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and […]

Posted inReligion

Lord Snow Presides Over Christian Weight-Loss Plans (LSP #47)

Reading Time: 10 minutes One of the more recent Lord Snow Presides (LSP) posts was about vegetarianism. It provoked a lot of discussion about eating styles in general–and with it, weight loss (and gain). And this might not surprise you much at all, but Christian hucksters have infested diet systems too! Today, Lord Snow Presides over conjobs in Christian weight loss. We’ll look at a few of these hucksters, and examine why they’re so toxic to their adherents.

Posted inNews

Cult leader Hopeful Christian, a 'dirty old man', dies aged 92

Reading Time: 4 minutes The founder of a New Zealand cult who changed his name from Neville Cooper to Hopeful Christian, died today, leaving behind a trail of controversy, a sexual abuse conviction, and questions over the future of the sect called Gloriavale, located in Haupiri Valley, on the South Island’s West Coast. According to this report, the current leader, […]

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