Anti-Gay Group Sells Snakeoil

Jim Burroway

March 19th, 2010

Okay, in the interest of full accuracy, I cannot vouch for the ingredients of Concerned Women for America’s “exciting liquid nutrition discovery and a new program at CWA,” but hawking a new elixir as “a single, liquid ultra-premium formula that provides the vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed for optimal health*” (all-important asterisk in the original) seems be a good fit for an organization that has a long history of selling political snake oil.

Ben in Oakland

March 19th, 2010

and in other news, the sun rose this morning.

Richard Rush

March 20th, 2010

I’ve long been fascinated by the Christian radio stations that devote Saturdays mostly to infomercials promoting miracle-products similar to vemma, the one being hawked by Beverly LaHaye on the linked webpage included in Jim’s post. The marketers know a fertile market when they see one – in this case people who are predisposed to believing the unbelievable, believing things too good to be true, and believing in miracles.

And on another note, I’d have thought that the tons of cash earned by Tim LaHaye from his multiple Left Behind books would be way more than enough to fund CWA until The Rapture. But maybe Tim and Bev know that the Rapture-talk is a fraud, and that they need their money to maintain a handsome lifestyle and still have lots of it leftover for their children.

Ben in Oakland

March 20th, 2010

BTW, Richard, I believe one of those children is a big ol’ mo. I seem to remember reading something about that some years ago.

Seems like the LaHaye’s and ther Schlafly’s have so much to talk about besides theocracy.

Richard Rush

March 20th, 2010

Ben, I too recall hearing about a LaHaye son being a big ol’ mo. I also recall hearing that he was on the staff of the Concerned Women!

Jim Burroway

March 20th, 2010

Richard, Ben…

Per our Comments Policy, please don’t engage in idle speculation. If you have a source, we’d all love to hear it. Otherwise passing on unsubstantiated rumors is not only inappropriate, but against our policy. Further comments along these lines without substantiation will be removed.

Richard Rush

March 20th, 2010

The Lahaye’s son, Lee, seems to have been outed by Mike Rogers in this posting at blogACTIVE:

. . . Considering that the Chief Financial Officer of Concerned Women for America, Lee LaHaye is himself an openly gay man, you have to wonder why they continue to bash gays. How bad can gays be if CWA trusts its $12 MILLION 2003 budget to Lee? Oh, If Lee’s name sounds familiar, it’s because Lee is the son of Beverly and Tim LaHaye, two of the most noted anti-gay characters in the country.

. . . So, without further delay, blogACTIVE presents the J. Edgar Hoover Award to Lee LaHaye of Concerned Women for America for simultaneously working to destroy the progress of gay and lesbian Americans while living an openly gay life.

Ben in Oakland

March 21st, 2010

Thanks for finding it, richard.

Jim you are quite correct, but I knew there was a citation. I was just too lazy to dig it up.

Jon Swift (PSUdain)

March 21st, 2010

But will the miracle juice prevent our children from catching a nasty case of teh gay in our marxist-socialist public schools?

Or should we continue to keep them out of there and just homeschool them, just to be safe?


March 24th, 2010

snakeoil!? lol

i haven’t watched a good hoodoo movie in ages… why bother? it’s more entertaining to watch real life christians on tv trying to sell miracle oils and dove feathers from israel… guaranteed rib-breaker:-D

…sad part is, people are buying it.

…could it be desperacy? or excellent conman skills? or a combination? recipe for a new religion.

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