Reading Time: 11 minutes A while back, I showed you some disturbing information about businesses that trumpet how very very very Jesus-y they are. Today, we merge that trend with multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs). It seems that a very very very Jesus-y boutique salon haircare guru has been associating closely with an especially-nasty MLM shill–and reaped the consequences of his poor business decision. As the saying goes, we’re known by the company we keep. Today, let me show you a story that might well function as the saying’s case study!
MLMs Are Acting More and More Like Affinity Scams Lately
Reading Time: 11 minutes Today, I want to show you something called an affinity scam, and then draw some comparisons between those cons and what’s happening in the MLM world.
Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Pets: MLMs On the Prowl
Reading Time: 7 minutes As public understanding of and backlash against MLMs grows, the people caught up in these schemes get more and more desperate to succeed in them. These examples demonstrate that lately, no low is too low for a desperate hun.
It’s A Really Bad Week To Be An MLM Shill
Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, I want to catch you up on news from the MLM world. In addition to being a really predatory faux-business model, it turns out that the companies and people involved with these schemes get in trouble constantly! Maybe the pendulum is swinging back around to sanity, however. Maybe. Come with me and learn what the MLM news is lately–and see why these companies’ owners probably don’t like being in the headlines lately!
Speaking of Promises of Major Changes, LuLaRoe (LSP #82)
Reading Time: 10 minutes As we saw a while ago, these Christians share quite a lot of characteristics with multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs). These two groups also share quite a few pitfalls and shortcomings! When we hear one of these groups promising big huge changes, we are entirely within our rights to feel distrustful of their intentions. Today, Lord Snow Presides over what happens when an MLM really does make big changes–and why neither Christians nor MLMs want to do that.
Roll to Disbelieve’s Top Ten Posts of 2018! (Super Special #4)
Reading Time: 8 minutes Happy New Year, everyone! Today, I thought it’d be fun to show you the Top Ten most popular posts of Roll to Disbelieve from the past year, 2018. These are ranked according to page views. Enjoy!
The Founder of LuLaRoe Releases the Hounds (LSP #75)
Reading Time: 7 minutes LuLaRoe’s founder, DeAnne Stidham, continues to lash out regarding her multi-level marketing (MLM) empire’s implosion.
The Ambot Who Loved Me: Contexts and Beliefs
Reading Time: 11 minutes We’ve been talking lately about multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs) and their similarity to the worst end of Christianity. I even noticed a few people in comments talking about how recognizing that similarity helped them escape the religion itself. Much the same thing happened reto me. Today, let me show you how an MLM shill for […]
Prosperity Gospel and (the Decline of) Modern Christianity
Reading Time: 8 minutes A whole bunch of Christian leaders love the whole idea of prosperity gospel. Today, let me show you how far and how deep this teaching has burrowed into the religion, and what’s happened as a result.
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!