Shocking: televangelist not selling actual blood of Jesus
Using the cutting-edge comedy tactics of prank calling, Toronto comedy site Fun Time Internet was able to get televangelist “Prophet” Woody Martin to reveal that the Blood of Jesus Oil that he sells on late-night infomercials is not in fact the blood of Jesus at all. While the video is funny, the whole thing sounds more Michael Moore-ish than it actually is, since Martin explains what the “blood” is two times on his site:
But we’re not letting Martin off the hook that easily, since in the Fun Time Internet video, he claims that the Blood of Jesus Oil is actually vegetable oil—we suppose olives might be considered vegetables in Tennessee.
What is noteworthy is the affirmation pop-up that descended on us when we tried to copy anything from the Prophet’s site: “Jesus loves YOU! Thanks for visiting Woody Martin Ministries,” it says, before informing us, “All Images On Our Site Are Copyrighted and Protected; All Rights Reserved; Kairos Photography and Woody Martin Ministries.” Yes, Jesus loves us, but not enough to allow us to copy and paste for free. Jesus’s love, along with his oil, comes at a price.