Kicking Your Ailments

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 26 2012 @ 5:45pm

Recently the Dish covered Rick Warren's new Book of Daniel-based diet plan. As despair-inducing as that might be, it pales in comparison to this "pastor" who uses physical violence to "heal" people:

Todd Bentley, a Canadian pastor currently based in the U.S, heals people by kicking them, claiming his violence will cure them of diseases. He claims to have cured a man of cancer by punching him in the chest. He shoved/healed a congregant so hard that the man lost a tooth. One Youtube video features him saying, "And I’m thinking why is the power of God not moving? And He said, “Because you haven’t kicked that woman in the face.” So, he did and, "I inched closer and I went bam! And just as my boot made contact with her nose, she fell under the power of God." (Seems like there might have been a few factors involved in what made her fall there, but anyway.)

Soon congregants may need the mixed martial arts offered by Fight Church.