A South African pastor named Zendile Andries November has claimed to have cured a woman’s vaginal warts with a shoe. Faith healers are already well known for making bizarre claims and Pastor November is no stranger to them. He is currently head of the small congregation in South Africa known as the Victorious Faith Ministries.
Previously Pastor November (damn that’s a cool name) has claimed to have cured HIV and AIDS.
“I also cured a lot of people of HIV/Aids‚ immediately after praying for them I ask them to go to the nearest clinic and test. Most of them come back negative‚ and those that are positive I encourage them to have faith and continue to pray for them,” he later told the South African Times when discussing
his magic powers the power of faith. Of course, it’d be pretty cheap to point out that he blatantly puts the individual’s suffering squarely on their shoulders in a way that blames them for their own misfortune while making him look like a saint, but we wouldn’t want to take the low road, would we?
But the real weirdness hasn’t even begun. A recent clip posted to the congregations Facebook page shows the pastor approaching a woman and asking her,
“Do you have pimples on your vagina?”
Now the usual response would be the whip-crack of a woman’s hand breaking the sound barrier followed an adult man losing all sensation in the left side of his face for an hour and a half. But the woman simply nodded.
“The woman came to me about pimples on her vagina. This made it impossible for her to sleep with her husband,” said Pastor November.
Fair enough, that must suck. But what the Pastor did next must have seemed pretty strange.
He gave her his shoe and told her to put it between her legs (which she did). After a short trip to the toilet with a lady-friend the woman returned to declare herself vagina-wart free!
"Because the problem was on her private part I decided to use the shoe. I believe in miracles and God uses anything to heal,” November added.
Well, that’s that then.
What do you guys think? Is Pastor November legit? Is his shoe a powerful tool for the fight against genital warts? Has he tapped into the abyssal depths of the power that is spiritual faith? Or is it a load of rubbish? Some might even go so far as to say that preying on vulnerable people by targeting their desire to feel closer to God is a bit of scummy thing to do! Let us know if that’s how you feel in the comments below.