You know how preacher Benny Hinn touches people on their foreheads or faces in order to “heal” them?
Todd Bentley has a different approach. He just kicks people in the face (start at the 1:00 mark):
Now, Bentley wants to tour Britain to pretend to heal even more people (while taking in plenty of money, I’m sure), but a number of Brits are trying to prevent it from happening:
Labour MP for Croydon North Malcolm Wicks has urged Home Secretary Theresa May to ban Mr Bentley from the UK. He told her: ‘His visit can do nothing but harm and I would be grateful for any measures you can take.’
Peter May, a prominent Christian GP who served for 25 years on the Church of England’s ruling General Synod, and has investigated spurious faith healers for more than 20 years, said: ‘I’m concerned by Todd Bentley’s methods because a physical injury on any sick person could be very serious.‘I’ve looked at the video clips on his forum and it requires significant impact for someone to lose a tooth. There may be people who are Christians who believe their health has been transformed, but I believe Todd Bentley should produce the medical evidence. I would urge people to keep away from him.’
Of course, Bentley is denying all of it. I guess he’s never heard of the Internet.
Mr Bentley said: ‘Kicking people in the face is not a practice of our ministry and I do not see this happening in the UK.’
If only they could keep him out for fraudulent practices.
Faith-healers never release medical records of their “patients.” If they could actually do what they say they can do, Christians would have the greatest conversion tool in history. Instead, con artists take advantage of gullible people who need real help instead of faith-based shams. But, you know, who cares about their health when they’re giving you money.