MFM accused of offering ‘dangerous’ therapy to ‘cure’ homosexuality in Liverpool, UK
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry on Breck Road, Anfield, Liverpool, which offered a “cure” for homosexuality through a “dangerous” three-day starvation programme was uncovered by an ECHO investigation.
The church was found offering gay people the chance to “cure” themselves of their homosexuality through a relentless prayer session involving three days without food or water.
An ECHO reporter posing as a member of the public questioning their sexuality was invited for a private counselling session with the church’s assistant pastor, where he was told that being gay is biologically wrong, and that by undergoing prayer therapy it could be corrected to ‘allow him to marry and have children.’
The assistant pastor – who called himself ‘Brother Michael’ – said that in order for the so-called therapy to be most effective, our reporter would have to ‘humble his soul’ by starving himself and not drinking water for 24 hours before taking part in a weekly prayer session.
After an ECHO reporter confronted the church’s pastor Dr Desmond Sanusi, with the findings, he claimed that the church does not discriminate against anyone’s sexuality, and that Brother Michael was not acting under his guidance.
He also claimed that in 20 years of similar programmes running, “nobody has dropped dead”. Experts told the ECHO the methods recommended by MFM were “dangerous” and “extremely concerning”.