This Preacher Genuinely Reckons He Can Cure Illness By Kicking You in the Head

By Sam Gibbs on at

And thankfully he's been refused entry into the UK. Canadian "healing evangelist, revivalist, and author", Todd Bently, genuinely believes that by kicking people in the head, knocking them over, and choking them, he can cure illness. What the hell?

Bently attempted to visit Northern Ireland, to preach in Portadown, County Armagh, but was refused entry into the country by the home office, with the following statement:

"The government makes no apologies for refusing people access to the UK if we believe they are not conducive to the public good. Coming here is a privilege that we refuse to extend to those who might seek to undermine our society."

Fair enough, I'd say. I'm not sure I want someone who thinks violence cures illness let loose in good ol'Blightly -- it's not exactly the middle ages anymore, now is it? I'm shocked anyone would let themselves get beat-up in the name of healing, that's what doctors and modern medicine are for. I know not everyone sticks to a stereotype, but I thought Canadians were nice, peace-loving, non-violent people for the most part, compared to Americans at least. At any rate, you can rest easy knowing that the government can actually do something right, and will protect you from these wackos. [BBC]

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