Mike Tidmus is right — why not just market the fortified Kool-Aid and make a quick buck (for the flock, of course). Folks have been drinking it for free.

“Forget Pat’s Shakes. Say good-bye to those Protein Pancakes, and those embarrassing death threats against elected world leaders, and those paranoid pronouncements against feminists, scientists, liberals, American voters and gay citizens.”

For those of you that may not recall the shakes and the pancakes, these are actual products shilled by the good Rev. Pat. He got in a little of trouble for profiting off of those endeavors. From an earlier Blend post

Crazy “assassinate ’em” Pat Robertson could get on the scope of the IRS because of a little problem of mixing church ‘n profit, according to an evangelical church watchdog organization.

Robertson may be abusing the nonprofit status of his ministry by launching a business selling “anti-aging” milk shakes with GNC (the latter will get none of my business with this news). What kind of sleazy shill-fest is this?

Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has for years given away a recipe for his “Age Defying” diet shake. Recently, however, he partnered with General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) to market the shake. But Ole Anthony, president of the Dallas-based religious media watchdog group Trinity Foundation, says the well-known TV minister cannot legally use his nonprofit ministry to push his nutritional drink.

“This is something that’s done commonly throughout ministries,” Anthony says. Frequently, he explains, ministers will “write a book — sometimes a really bad book — but it’s promoted daily over the airtime, and they make, supposedly, royalties.”

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding