When your followers are fearful and ignorant, it’s easy to make lots of money off them.
You can sell them easily debunked like because they won’t take the time to check them out. All you have to do is shout Gays! or Planned Parenthood! or Obama’s a Muslim! and they’ll rush to send you money.
You can also sell them bogus medical cures since they don’t believe in science anyway. All you have to do is cover yourself in pages of the Bible, and they’ll immediately stop questioning and put their money down on whatever crackpot concoction you want to sell.
It’s a story as old as time.