Evangelist Todd Bentley of Fresh Fire USA is “not fit for public ministry” due to his “perverse sexual addiction” that involves preying on interns of both sexes, according to his one-time protégé Stephen Powell.
Powell alleged in a recent Facebook post that Bentley “has an appetite for a variety of sexual sins, including both homosexual and heterosexual activity,” The Christian Post reported.
Bentley has copped to some of the accusations, according to Pulpit & Pen, which were alleged to include “repeatedly sexually harassing male interns, asking for sexual acts to be performed by or upon them in exchange for money.”
But Bentley is no newcomer to controversy or wild accusations. JoeMyGod noted that the pastor once claimed he witnessed a woman with breast cancer grow a new breast by the healing power of Jesus.
He also claimed in 2011 that he personally helped resurrect 33 people, saying that 20 of the cases were “medically verified.”
The 43-year-old Canadian-born pastor was banned from entering the U.K. in 2012: “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,” the Home Office said.