What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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The man, perhaps in his late 30’s, had a speech problem as a result of an early accident. A later accident paralyzed him from the waist down. He was shown sitting in his wheelchair in the hallway of a faith healing venue, waiting for the third of the three days of healing, talking with difficulty to TV interviewer Lisa Ling. This was part of one of the saddest TV shows I have seen in a long time. It was a one-hour documentary on faith healing. The show concentrated on Todd Bentley, a faith healing minister with a bad past and a turned-around life…The show covering the last day of the healing was particularly telling. Two strong men struggled to get the paralyzed man out of his wheel chair and into the healing line for minister Bentley to do his magic…The minister did his thing…It was for naught. The last minutes of the last hour of the last day came and went. The crippled and speech-impaired man was back in his wheelchair, still crippled and speech-impaired…The Reverend Todd Bentley and other faith healers presumably went on to a new three day workshop and a new batch of gullible believers.” C. Boyd Pfeiffer, Religious Skepticism Examiner (24th July 2011)