America’s Cult Detector Helps Us Decide If Mary Kay Is a Cult

Written by Raisinberry Many years ago, Christian writer, Bob Larson wrote a book to help churches and pastors identify exactly which religious groups were “cults.” Using Bob’s standard of measure, we can ascertain whether Mary Kay Cosmetics qualifies. Wouldn’t that be fun? That way we could once and for all …

Mary Kay is Not MLM

Written by The Scribbler Is there anyone out there who hasn’t been told by a Mary Kay recruiter, “We are not an MLM, we are dual-level!” It’s pretty much like being at Disney World in July and being told by the very air-conditioned monorail operator, “Don’t think of it as …

Cult Thinking in May Kay

How cults exercise control over the way their members think… and how Mary Kay might be similar. Cult expert Steven Hassan, author of Combating Cult Mind Control, provides lots of information about cults. He is a former cult member as well as a certified counselor. Cults exercise four distinct types …

Mary Kay and a Cult Checklist

This part of our cult series compares Mary Kay to cults with a Cult Checklist from the International Cultic Studies Association. Does Mary Kay fit the bill? “The following list of social-structural, social-psychological, and interpersonal behavioral patterns commonly found in cultic environments may be helpful in assessing a particular group …

Cults and Mary Kay

Mary Kay has often been described as a cult, or as having cult-like characteristics. This is the first of a 3 part series exploring the cult issue. Is Mary Kay a cult? No. Does it have many things in common with cults? Yes! The fact that Mary Kay Inc. is …