UK calls for ban on preacher who ícuresí cancer by kicking people in the face
2012-08-09 0:00

By Ben Ellery |

An evangelist who kicks followers in the face, claiming his violence will cure them of cancer, is to tour Britain this month Ė but his proposed visit has provoked outrage and demands that he be banned from entering the country.

Tattooed preacher Todd Bentley, who as a 15-year-old was convicted of a sex attack on a boy aged seven, claims God uses him as an instrument to heal the sick, and is urging the frail to attend his shows.

Violent: Canadian preacher Todd Bentley with a follower at one of his íhealingí shows in which he kicks people in the face, claiming it will cure them of cancer.

The former drug user, who is Canadian but based in the United States, even laughs about his Ďhealingí techniques. In one show he treated a man claiming to be suffering from colon cancer by planting his knee hard into the victimís stomach. The man fell to the floor in agony.

On another occasion, a man was pushed over so forcefully that he lost a tooth.

Burly Mr Bentley, 36, said in one YouTube clip: ĎAnd Iím thinking why is the power of God not moving? And He said, ďBecause you havenít kicked that woman in the face.Ē

ĎAnd there is this older lady worshipping right in front of the platform and the Holy Spirit spoke to me. The gift of faith comes on me. He said, ďKick her in the face with your biker boot.Ē I inched closer and I went bam! And just as my boot made contact with her nose, she fell under the power of God.í

Labour MP for Croydon North Malcolm Wicks has urged Home Secretary Theresa May to ban Mr Bentley from the UK. He told her: ĎHis visit can do nothing but harm and I would be grateful for any measures you can take.í


Peter May, a prominent Christian GP who served for 25 years on the Church of Englandís ruling General Synod, and has investigated spurious faith healers for more than 20 years, said: ĎIím concerned by Todd Bentleyís methods because a physical injury on any sick person could be very serious.

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