Pastor Michael Guglielmucci was an inspiration to many Christians because of his optimism and faith despite his ongoing battle with cancer. His song “Healer” was incredibly popular in the Christian music world — there are covers of it all over the place.
[The song] has become an anthem of faith for believers, many of whom are suffering their own illness and were praying for a miracle..
On one YouTube video (now yanked off the site), Guglielmucci performs with an oxygen tube in his nose.
Guglielmucci doesn’t have cancer. He’s not dying. It was all a con.
Say whatever you want about his Christian hypocrisy. He deserves it.
But let me raise an ethical question: If his song helped many people going through real struggles, does that make his lie any less damaging?
(Thanks to Margot for the link!)