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Brazilian faith healer of international reputation accused of iterated sexual abuse

Thursday, December 13th 2018 - 08:20 UTC
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More than 200 people have come forward with complaints of sexual abuse by a Brazilian faith healer, authorities said on Wednesday. The accusations against Joao Teixeira de Faria, who uses the name Joao de Deus in his practice, began last week after several alleged victims spoke on a Globo News television program of sexual violence going back years. Read full article

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  • :o))

    Luckily for him, the sheeps, the chicken, the calves, etc. will never testify against him!

    Dec 15th, 2018 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    His defense sounds a lot like the toad's. After he is convicted, he could spend time with Lula in Curitiba and dispense some of his sexual healing on him.

    Dec 15th, 2018 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @JB

    HA Ha ha

    Dec 16th, 2018 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    We should all have faith.....Johnny boy is not a sexual predator.....but what about the 335 women, who have never seen or heard of each other, yet all told the same story ? Ah, MUST be a coincidence....after all, Johnny has said “I am innocent”....and that's all the proof we need.

    Dec 16th, 2018 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @JB

    REF: accused of iterated sexual abuse:

    Why shouldn't the politicians be accused, convicted + condemned for raping the country for years? Is it because the population enjoys getting THOROUGHLY raped?

    REF: Johnny has said “I am innocent”:

    THAT's what ALL the politicians say too!
    https://www.folhape.com.br/obj/219/203137,930,80.jpg

    Dec 17th, 2018 - 12:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    What times are we living in, when the words of the accused, “I am innocent”, don't mean anything ? Johnny boy is being persecuted, and soon will be a 'religious' prisoner.
    Will he get a fair trial ??? wait for the next “capítulo” of this exciting “novela”...every day except Sundays, at 8 PM.

    Dec 17th, 2018 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @JB

    Maybe the Brazilians will be pleasantly surprised when he may suddenly decide to be a pastor and will be pardoned profusely by The Church as well as by the politicians [of course, on receiving generous “donations”] - with sufficient justifications on the top of it; to keep the masses PLEASED for his release?

    Dec 17th, 2018 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    Having served Johhny boy's lawyers with a search warrant in some of his properties, the police have just found a suitcase with the equivalent of US$ 100,000 and a stash of guns......up to now, over 500 women have come forward, accusing him of sexual abuse and rape....but of course, he is a nice guy, and is innocent. Johnny boy likes to rape, so I think he and Lula would be excellent cell mates.

    Dec 19th, 2018 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @JB

    Luckily, the Faith Healer seems to have adequate qualifications at least to be a governor of a state; if not for being a president of the country:
    https://uploads.metropoles.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/10205422/joao-renan.jpg

    Dec 19th, 2018 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    The “encosto” is the path to purification.....believe me, close your eyes and don't look back, just have faith...

    Dec 21st, 2018 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @JB

    Who says that there is a shortage of doctors in Brazil? I heard that there are many such “purifiers” in the nooks & corners of Brazil!
    https://www.oitomeia.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/medium-joao-de-deus-600x632.jpg

    Dec 21st, 2018 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    perhaps Brazil should reinstate the PMM (Programa Mais Médicos) again, but in a slightly different version.....Programa Mais Médiuns....sending them to the remote areas of Brazil, handing out a few placebos and a lot of “encosto”, Brazil's health problem would be over in no time.

    Dec 22nd, 2018 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @JB

    Excellent Idea - More Medics - One way OR the Other!

    Dec 22nd, 2018 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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