He now claims that the 'act of breaking wind' on others started with Jesus Christ.
A South African pastor has been making headlines after it was discovered that he farts on the heads of his congregation, insisting he's demonstrating "God's power". He has received immense criticism from people who see it as an insult to god, reported the Daily Star.
Pastor Christ Penelope of the Seven Fold Holy Spirit Ministries in the South African province of Limpopo apparently farts on people as it supposedly helps his church members to become wealthy, Many devotees are said to wait months to experience the so-called "sacred blow off" which will make them richer. Images of the pastor's practice are making rounds on the internet and some evidently show him sitting on a devotee's head. This has led to him receiving immense backlash on social media. Pastor Penelope was already under scrutiny after it was revealed that he used condom oil to anoint his congregation. He now claims that the 'act of breaking wind' on others started with Jesus Christ, reported the Daily Star.
"It started with Master Jesus when he stepped on Peter. It is the demonstration of God's power. Just like God made Adam go into a deep sleep, it is a similar thing. God did anything with the body of Adam while he was on the ground in deep sleep. He was not feeling anything. The Bible doesn't say anything about Adam saying 'God, you are hurting me'. When they wake up from deep sleep, they will tell you that they didn't feel anything. It is showing the power of God and those who needed healing are healed afterwards and others get to manifest at that moment," he told the magazine, Drum. The pastor then added, "Remember when people try to tarnish your image, that is when He shows his glory. As long as souls are won into the kingdom, he who sits on the throne laughs at his enemies," reported the Daily Star.
This is however not the first case of a pastor gaining notoriety for using his bodily functions in the name of God according to the Daily Star. Last year a woman claimed that she fell asleep on a flight and woke to find herself being urinated on by "a well-known pastor from North Carolina".The religious leader was apparently taken into custody when the flight landed in Michigan and there were reports he may have had "an unusual reaction to sleep medication".