Through The Static

August 26, 2008

Pastor conned followers with his fake cancer ‘over porn addiction’

Filed under: Religion,WTF — disciplepete @ 10:31 am

Pretty bizarre….this guy in Australia was a pastor who pretended he had cancer, he would sing inspirational songs and even wore an oxygen tube during his performances…but it turns out it’s all a hoax, and he’s really just a porn addict. Umm..yeah, don’t ask me, I don’t know either. Herald Sun:

THE father of a disgraced Melbourne preacher who faked a two-year battle with cancer says his son’s porn obsession fuelled the deceit.

Shocked father Danny Guglielmucci – also a minister – said his son Michael’s bizarre double life was underpinned by the 16-year addiction.

Michael Guglielmucci, until recently a preacher at the popularPlanetshakers youth church in Melbourne, inspired Christians around the world with a hit song, Healer.

The song featured on Sydney church Hillsong’s latest album and debuted at No. 2 on the ARIA charts.

But the high-profile church leader was stripped of his credentials this week after he admitted fabricating his battle with terminal illness.

The deception included conducting performances with an oxygen tube in his nose and telling audiences he had broken bones and other unexplained symptoms.

In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Herald Sun Mr Guglielmucci said he, his wife and Michael’s wife had no idea about the deception until recent days and they were all in “absolute shock” to discover Michael wasn’t terminally ill.

“My wife and I, over the past two years, have watched him vomit in buckets, having nose bleeds and even his hair fell out in clumps at one stage,” he said.

“As a professional minister I’ve stood in front of my congregation and cried and said to pray for my son.”

Mr Guglielmucci revealed his son had suffered “mystery illnesses” since the age of 12 — about the time his porn addiction began.

 

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