Oprah-Endorsed Spiritual ‘Healer’ Gets 19 Years in Prison for Four Rapes

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A spiritual healer known as João de Deus, or John of God, received his first prison sentence on Thursday following a torrent of sex abuse allegations in the past year.

A spiritual healer known as João de Deus, or John of God, received his first prison sentence on Thursday following a torrent of sex abuse allegations in the past year.

Oprah Winfrey featured João de Deus on her talk show in 2012 after traveling all the way to Brazil to interview him, and called him “inspiring.”

ABC reports: A judge in Goias state issued a sentence of 19 years and four months for four rapes of different women, according to a statement from the court. Lawyers for the 77-year-old João de Deus said in a statement that they will appeal the decision.

João Teixeira de Faria drew people from all over the world to his small city two hours west of capital, Brasilia, with promises he could treat everything from depression to cancer, and attended to as many as 10,000 patients per week.

Hundreds of women, including his daughter, alleged he regularly engaged in abuse ranging from groping to rape. 

Even Oprah Winfrey visited João de Deus in 2012 to interview him for her talk show, and called him “inspiring.”

After the accusations surfaced, Winfrey issued a statement saying she sympathized with the alleged victims and hoped they receive justice.

João de Deus is facing additional cases related to 10 sex crimes, according to the court’s statement.

Baxter Dmitry

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  1. Just like the Politicians and Corporate CEO pigs, they think and have people believing they are doing God’s work while poisoning and killing every thing.

  2. When you hear “spiritual healer” “spirit guide” “medium” “fortune teller” etc, you must know the good spirits and good angels are not the ones providing this anti biblical assistance. Man doesn’t have that power alone. Remember, Satan appears as an angel of lights, and demons can take on any form to deceive man, aliens, angels, beasts, etc. You always have to test the spirit, “Was Jesus the only begotten son of God who gave us victory over the dark forces of this world?” If its through Satan, it wont approve that question. Demons and devils and Satan are smarter than us, only Yahshua (Jesus) can elevate our intellect to make us aware of their operating. Satanism is becoming mainstream, they just call it by fancier names. They are taking us back to the days when Nimrod (I believe the son of Satan) was building the Tower of Babel in ancient Sumeria/Babylon! It was a world government and forced world religion in opposition to the true God, and we are once again approaching that point. There is nothing YOU can do to protect yourself, guns, isolated cottage, etc…….it doesn’t matter, if you don’t Love Yahshua, and are without the Shield of the messiah Yahshua, you will be slaughtered as thats what God (YHVH Yahuah) promised us. See deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 26 king james version of course, those new slang English deceptive bibles are trash

    • 2 Corinthians 11:14 King James Version (KJV)
      14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

      • 1 John 4:1 King James Version (KJV)
        4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

        • Deuteronomy 11:26-28 King James Version (KJV)
          26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

          27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day:

          28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.

          • Deuteronomy Chapter 18

            10 There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times (ASTROLOGY), or an enchanter, or a witch,

            11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

            12 For all that do these things [are] an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

            13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

  3. Why aren’t we reading about the connection between the El Paso Walmart shooter’s father, Crusius, and this Brazilian ped-o-file who attempted to impregnate thousands of women?

    • They are all in the same boat. They all worship ‘Satan’
      This man and those associated give a bad reputation to people like me, who practices Reiki and other healing techniques.

  4. Well well she has a Nother stain on her shirt, never like her and you know what they say about the company you keep!!

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