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Statement regarding media misrepresentation of healing methods

I would like to ask our friends and partners to read below the story and my brief statement regarding misrepresentation in the media and on social media blogs. I realize most of you that love, follow and support our ministry know this story is a huge misrepresentation of who we are and how we regularly pray for healing. We are not violent nor do we promote violence. I do not expect a secular audience or even many Christians to understand these isolated moments of healing through a gift of faith. No one was injured during this account.

While operating in the gift of faith, I felt I was to kick a woman in the face as a step of obedience. I do not understand it but she was healed and not injured! This is one of several isolated accounts where I have prayed in an unorthodox manner for individuals, but I do not consider it violence when no one is injured and it is the gift of faith operating. The media has interpreted a one-time event from thirteen years ago and presented it as an act of violence with intent to harm someone. I would like to make clear that it was neither and this is generally not how I pray or minister to people.

Please feel free to forward this email, post to blogs and social media as well as continue to pray for this ministry. Thank you!

Todd Bentley

www.freshfireusa.com

Twitter.com/iamtoddbentley

The below story was put out by the Huffington Post Canada

A ' religious healer' who claims he can cure people by kicking them has been banned from the UK - after the Home Office deemed he could "undermine" British society.

Todd Bentley, the leader of Fresh Fire Ministries, based in Lakeland, Florida, planned to tour Britain this month.

The 36-year-old preacher previously claimed he cured a man of cancer by kicking him in the chest.

He is quoted by The Huffington Post discussing kicking an elderly woman in the face saying "just as my boot made contact with her nose, she fell under the power of God."

A Home Office spokesperson told The Huffington Post UK: "We can confirm that Mr Bentley has been excluded from the UK. 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."

Bentley said in a statement he was "deeply saddened" and was praying for the UK leaders.

"I am deeply saddened by the recent decision of the UK government regarding my entry into the country. At this point, we are thankful to God for the support from our friends in the UK who truly love Jesus and embrace the supernatural, faith and healing.

"We know and believe that the UK has a great destiny, and we are praying for the leaders and those in government. Please continue to stand with us in prayer regarding this decision and our return to the UK."

But spokesperson for the Presbyterian Church welcomed the decision, saying:"The violent activities reported as part of Mr Bentley's faith healing technique have no part whatsoever in our understanding of a loving, caring and compassionate ministry that is sought often by weak, frail and distressed people."

"The Home Office has a responsibilty to protect vulnerable people and in the light of what we know, is wise to respond in the way it has."

It's not the first time the Home Office has banned 'controversial' religious figures with the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, being banned from the UK in 2009.

Previous Statement from Todd Bentley regarding the U.K.

Greetings Friends and Partners,

Todd and Jessa Bentley are currently travelling to Norway for the anticipated Miracles Signs & Wonders event. At this time, we are requesting your prayer and support as they continue to do what the Lord has called them to. Please read the below statement from Todd Bentley on the recent decision made by Home Secretary Theresa May to ban Todd from entering the UK.

I am deeply saddened by the recent decision of the UK government regarding my entry into the country. At this point, we are thankful to God for the support from our friends in the UK who truly love Jesus and embrace the supernatural, faith and healing. We know and believe that the UK has a great destiny, and we are praying for the leaders and those in government. Please continue to stand with us in prayer regarding this decision and our return to the UK.

In Him,

Todd Bentley

www.freshfireusa.com

Twitter.com/iamtoddbentley

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