Just when you think you’ve heard it all, a priest from Limpopo farts on congregation members to heal them with “God’s power”, reports IOL. The pastor from Giyani – who founded Seven Fold Holy Spirit Ministries – gained viral attention after a photo of him sitting on a congregant’s face and allegedly farting started circulating on social media.
Christ Penelope, who founded Seven Fold Holy Spirit Ministries, farts on his congregants as a healing ritual that he claims cures all spiritual and physical problems. https://t.co/460ivYmT1k
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The act is said to be a healing process that cures all spiritual and physical problems.
This unique practice has caused much speculation amongst both church and non-churchgoers. Christ Penelope, however, justified his actions in an interview with Drum. He even went on to declare his farts as anointed and capable of performing miracles.
Calling an apple an orange? The priest denies farting. Rather, he sees his holy toots as demonstrating God’s power. He relates the practice to God putting Adam to sleep, claiming that when he sits on people’s heads to release gas, they don’t feel anything.
Christ Penelope is unscathed by circulating criticism, insisting that he will continue to pass wind in the name of souls being returned to heaven.
Starbiz reported that in 2021, dozens flocked to be farted on with the hopes of becoming successful, wealthy, and blessed. Many hoped that their businesses would flourish. Some even waited two months to receive their dose of miracle gas.
Christ Penelope is passionate about blessing as many as he can in this way, offering takeaway farts that can be collected in a container if unable to meet with him personally.
Not everyone is sold on the controversial practice, with some congregation members going on to say that the pastor is “worshipping the wrong God”.