To Begin June 6th: “Operation Downfall”

2 June 2009

I am officially announcing the beginning of “Operation Downfall“, as far as I know, it will be the first organized effort to have Peter Popoff’s programs removed from the airwaves in the USA, Canada and the UK at the same time.

As with the original Operation Downfall (the cancelled American invasion of the Japanese mainland in World War Two), this campaign will consist of two parts: Operation Olympic and Operation Coronet.

During Operation Olympic, everyone who wishes to participate is asked to begin contacting the stations that air Peter Popoff’s infomercials. Emails, postal letters, faxes and phone calls are just as good. Everyone who wishes to participate is encouraged to spread the word among your friends and family to also send complaints to TV stations and networks.

Make sure to contact the Programming Department, since they are actually responsible for what that station puts on the air.

If you contact a local station, make sure to also contact the station’s owners to give your complaint more weight.

Certain networks – The Travel Channel, The Learning Channel, The Word Network, MyNetwork TV and TV ONE – may be easier to convince to remove Popoff from their lineup. However, the Black Entertainment Television (BET) is the network that airs the most Popoff infomercials during the week and may be more difficult.

BET seems to have an affinity for selling broadcast time to disgraced preachers. Aside from Popoff, they also broadcast Leroy Jenkins, Don Stewart and Robert Tilton. Obviously, BET has little apparent qualms of selling airtime to people like this. In fact, it appears that Tilton is the source of the idea for Popoff to send little trinkets in the mail to potential donors, as he was doing this back in his own heyday.

Whatever the case may be, the first few weeks of this may see some successes, but it appears unlikely that BET would let go of Popoff, given their practise of allowing other similar preachers to buy airtime. So, a more organized action in regards to BET will be put-off until a later date, though you should still send in your complaints.

If Peter Popoff broadcasts from a local station in your State or Province (in the USA or Canada) write letters to the editors of your local newspapers drawing attention to the fact that Popoff is being broadcast locally and asking readers to send their complaints to the station as well. Post on Craigslist “Rant & Raves” or in any other local forum.

Make people aware of Popoff’s history. The vast majority of people will be initially unaware and will react with shock and disgust at the fact that such a person who was publicly revealed as a fraud years ago would not only come back to the same profression, but would be so financially rewarded as a result.

Contact your local Council of Churches or similar organization and ask for them to lend their voice to this campaign. Find Christian groups who are active in fighting fraud and abuse from the pulpit and ask for them to join the fight.

While so many people know about Peter Popoff, there has never been an single organized effort to remove him from the airwaves. The complaint, here and there, makes little difference. But, if complaints start coming in and keep coming in for weeks, the situation would be much different.

Depending on the results of Operation Olympic, Operation Coronet should begin in a few weeks. While Olympic will be pretty basic – contacting stations and their owners – Coronet will be more complex and may take longer than Olympic does. But, we will see about that when Olympic concludes.

If you get replies from TV stations or networks that they no longer air Popoff or they plan to remove him from their broadcasting lineup, please contact me, so I can update the blog. If you receive a reply from them that basically tells you to get lost, let me know about that also.

This Saturday, June 6th, the anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy in 1944, we begin the job of removing Peter Popoff from the airwaves and back into obscurity. When the stations’ staff and department heads return to work Monday morning, I am hopeful that they will see hundred of emails in their Inboxes, phone messages in the voicemail and a pile of letters on their desks.

If we get it started and keep it going, we can finally rid the airwaves of Peter Popoff. This cannot be done by any single person, it can only be accomplished by getting as many people as possible working for the common goal.

All the contact information you require is on this blog.

Let’s get started.

On June 6, 2009, the pwnage begins and if we succeed, it will be epic!


Junk Popoff Sent Somebody

10 May 2009

Another WordPress blogger has displayed his collection of crap that Peter Popoff sent him in the mail.

You have to wonder two things:

  1. What must go through some one’s mind to think-up things like this?
  2. What kind of intellectually-challenged person would actually believe the claims made by Peter Popoff about these items and put them into practise as Popoff suggests?

His collection is divided into three parts and you can view them by clicking on the following links:

  1. Junk Peter Popoff Sent Me: Part 1
  2. Junk Peter Popoff Sent Me: Part 2
  3. Junk Peter Popoff Sent Me: Part 3

These posts are about a year old. The first two were posted in May 2008 and the third in July 2008, so they are a bit dated and Popoff may have discontinued using these props. But, the fact that he used them in the first place and was still able to generate large amounts of income for himself and his family shows the depths to which this man and his family will sink and how stupid they think people are that they would believe that these objects have some kind of Divine Power.

But, since he did use them and managed to generate income for himself and his family shows that too many people are, in fact, gullible enough to fall for them.

However, I know some things about human nature. When people are desperate, when they are facing financial ruin or catastrphic illness or some kind of personal problem that seems to have no human solution, people become so desperate enough that they will try anything. They will trust anyone and will do whatever they are told to do which will supposedly cure their problems. People want to believe in miracles and they want to believe a miracle can happen in their lives. As such, they turn to charlatans like Popoff and put their trust in people like him to help them when nothing else seems to work

When I saw a video of one of Popoff’s crusades and saw the old and the sick who filled the auditorium, seeking cures for cancer, arthritis and other debilitating illnesses, my heart went out to them. The sight of the little boy in crutches who desperately wanted to be healed brought tears to my eyes. If I had the Power, I would have healed them all myself and I wouldn’t have asked them for money. Just the sight of that little boy walking home without his crutches would have been enough for me.

But, I don’t have the Power and neither does Popoff. Knowing that he is simply feeding on their fears and desperation for his own gain fills me with such RAGE that I can barely contain myself.

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Peter Popoff & Kelly Media Group

9 May 2009

If you look at the bottom of Peter Popoff’s website http://www.peterpopoff.org you will find these words at the bottom of the page:  Site Design: Kelly Media Group  FX Web Media.

Who is Kelly Media Group? It is a direct marketing firm founded in 2003 by Jason Cardiff. If you saw the report regarding Charity Navigator’s report of the salaries of the officers of Popoff’s ministry, you would see the name Amy Cardiff listed as Vice President of Administration. Amy Cardiff is the daughter of Peter Popoff and is also the wife of Jason Cardiff.

Read this article submitted by a former employee of Kelly Media.

In the spirit of “keeping it all in the family”, Nick Popoff (Peter Popoff’s son) alledgedly works as a consultant to Kelly Media.


Charity Navigator Rating – Peter Popoff Ministries

9 May 2009

If you search for “Peter Popoff Ministries” in the Charity Navigator’s search engine, you will get a blank page.

However, the page has been cached and you can view it here. I present the information as given on the cached page for your perusal.

In the interest of informing the public of information that they find interesting or which Peter Popoff may wish the public not to know about, I excercise the right to repost this information. If I receive notification from Charity Navigator to remove this page, I will do so. However, I will first send copies of this page to everyone who asks.

Peter Popoff Ministries
P.O. Box 760
Upland, CA 91785
tel: (909) 920-3723
Contact email: info@peterpopoffministries.com
Visit Web Site http://www.peterpopoff.org/

Current Rating
Overall Rating 3 out of 4 stars (51.07)
Organizational Efficiency
Program Expenses 60.7%
Administrative Expenses 19.5%
Fundraising Expenses 19.7%
Fundraising Efficiency $0.17 (they spend 17 cents to raise $1)
Efficiency Rating (26.07)

Organizational Capacity
Primary Revenue Growth 45.6%
Program Expenses Growth 42.7%
Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
Capacity Rating (25.00)

Income Statement (FYE 12/2005)

    Revenue

Primary Revenue $23,391,254
Other Revenue $165,215
Total Revenue $23,556,469

    Expenses

Program Expenses $12,448,168
Administrative Expenses $4,010,066
Fundraising Expenses $4,039,353
Total Functional Expenses $20,497,587

Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,058,882

Net Assets $8,216,921

Leadership (FYE 12/2005)

Name: Peter Popoff
Position: President
Compensation: $628,732
Percentage of Expenses: 3.06%

Name: Elizabeth Popoff
Title: Executive Business Administrator
Compensation: $203,029
Percentage of Expenses: 0.99%

Name: Nickolas Popoff
Title: Director
Compensation: $182,166
Percentage of Expenses: 0.88%

Name: Amy Cardiff
Title: Vice President of Administration
Compensation: $176,290
Percentage of Expenses: 0.86%

Donor Privacy Policy
YES, this charity has a written donor privacy policy.

Peter Popoff Ministries ministers the good news of the Gospel around the world, using every means at our disposal to proclaim to the world that Jesus is Savior, Baptizer, Healer, and soon-coming King. Since our incorporation, we have been extremely active in several areas of ministry, including the following: publications, media, crusades, missions, and mail. Over two and a half million books, pamphlets and newsletters are published and mailed each year to constituencies all around the world; the television ministry of Reverend Peter Popoff and Elizabeth Popoff is carried by satellite around the world; the teaching, preaching, and deliverance ministry of Reverend Peter Popoff is taken to major cities throughout the United States, Canada, and the world via crusades.