ePluribus Media article Anatomy of a Faith Based Empire by writer Philip Curtis explores one area of ever-expanding “multilevel-marketing diploma mills.”

A snapshot of Curtis’s conclusions:

In State-sanctioned, faith-based prison “laboratories;” Bible-based mental health-counseling licensing standards; and Scripture-grounded child-care certification thrive in Texas in 2005. Loosening of state standards — and a reorientation to more closely align to evangelical strictures — began under the leadership of then-Gov. George W. Bush in the 1990s, and it flourishes today to the continued monetary benefit of unaccredited, multilevel-marketing diploma mills.

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Continuing education credits required by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) … can be met by such courses as:

Satan and The Saint — Studies include: 11 Things Satan Can Do To A Christian, 6 Things A Christian Can Do To Himself, 10 Things Christian [sic] Can Do To Each Other, 8 Things Satan Cannot Do and 7 Things A Christian Can Lose

What do you think? Harmless or Harmful?

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