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2nd-Jan-2007 10:22 am
Evangelist sued for claiming that God heals

A tele-evangelist with a large following across the United States is being sued by relatives over her claim that prayer cured her brother's throat cancer.

Darlene Bishop's claims appear in her book, Your Life Follows Your Words, which fails to mention that her brother, the songwriter Darrell "Wayne" Perry, died of the disease 18 months ago.

Mr Perry's four children have filed a lawsuit against their aunt for wrongful death, claiming that she persuaded him to stop chemotherapy and to depend instead upon God's healing.

Mrs Bishop, who is co-pastor at a 4,000-congregation Ohio church, also claims that prayer cured her of breast cancer.

In her blog she dismissed the allegations as "complete lies", adding that he had been in remission for more than a year when the book was published.
2nd-Jan-2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
revolting. not enough to completely trivialize and attempt to exploit such a thing were it possible, but to lie and effectively mock her own family's suffering to forward her proselytist agenda? excuse me while i vomit.
2nd-Jan-2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
Nothing fails like prayer.
3rd-Jan-2007 01:38 am (UTC)
DAMN. that is the *best* quote I've ever heard.
3rd-Jan-2007 01:42 am (UTC)
Law school has me thinking in the District Attonry mode prosecuting conspiracy charges.

Charges against these little-two bit pastors and churches are good. They keep some religious wingnuts off the streets. However, we need to aim higher. We need to take out the *kingpin*. I am filling my law suit tommorow: Sedition v. God. If God has control over, and knowledgeable of, *everything* then there are going to be a number of very serious charges.
31st-Jan-2007 03:18 pm (UTC) - Lawrence and Darlene Bishop
Lawrence and Darlene called for those to come to the front of their church for those needing prayer, laying of hands, and healing. What I got was a very, very hard slap on the face by Lawrence Bishop. I was extremely stunned, shocked , and hurt. You don't expect this at a church of all places, and from a man who calls himself a preacher. I can imagine how the children of Mr. Perry feel.
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