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moobu2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-21-09 09:27 PM
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Pastor Arrested With Miracle Machine
A man of God of Ghanaian extraction was recently arrested and interrogated at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, after he attempted to clear a machine which, police say, he has been using to deliver electric current on unsuspecting worshippers during church service.

Pastor Obiri Kojo Yeboah, head of We Are One ministry Church in Makarere, on July 5, 2009 failed to convince Aviation Police Officers why he needed an electric machine to do Gods work, and is facing serious charges including fraud and false pretence, Police Spokesman, Ason Kasingye announced.

According to the police, the machine, which generates up to 12 volts of electricity, can be worn like a corset on the body. When he touches his flock, they fall down, thinking he is using super natural powers. The machine is placed on any part of the body and gives a pleasant electric shock to whoever touches you, Mr. Asan Kasingye said.

The waterproof electric machine is activated within 10 seconds and can emit sparks of static electricity between the users fingers while in darkness. The Yigal Mesika Company in Los Angeles manufactures the machine known for freaking peoples minds.


Fleecing the flock



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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-21-09 09:29 PM
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1. All religion is parlor trickery
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-21-09 09:31 PM
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2. Ain't that the gospel truth!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-21-09 09:33 PM
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3. I own something like that. It's called a "violet wand." n/t
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-21-09 09:41 PM
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4. That's a tough scarecrow there.
Edited on Wed Oct-21-09 09:45 PM by RandomThoughts
They present a guy easily defined as a charlatan, with an easy to explain device that creates the electric field discussed, then make claims of it not being real.

Set up a false pretense, then criticize it to badger anything else.

It does follow, "what would God need with a starship logic".


I would say, if they can find an artificial suit he was wearing that does that, it would be wrong, but if it can not be explained then there may be other reasons.


Edit: although the McGyver approach to utilizing everything I agree with, however in the case as built by the premise of that article it was by deception making it bad, in many others cases it might be showing that all creation testifies to the wonders of God.


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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-21-09 10:09 PM
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5. This is a good time for some Ray Stevens.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-21-09 10:13 PM
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6. Story is from 2007
Ugandan police seize magic trick from preacher
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:30am BST
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKL103719520070710

Here's an old DU thread:
Ghana demands that Uganda return the "Jesus-Zapper" Pastor
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

The alleged church has a skeletal webpage with non-working links: http://withchristministries.org/start/index.php#
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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 08:25 AM
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7. According to the OP it is current
I quote:

Pastor Obiri Kojo Yeboah, head of We Are One ministry Church in Makarere, on July 5, 2009 failed to convince Aviation Police Officers why he needed an electric machine to do Gods work, and is facing serious charges including fraud and false pretence, Police Spokesman, Ason Kasingye announced.
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moobu2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 09:24 AM
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9. It looks like a 2007 story that was reposted 15-Oct-2009 for some reason.
with a few new words at the end. It was sent to me recently so I searched DU before I posted it and saw the older story posted in the DU general discussion area about a pastor and a magic machine, but I didn't bother reading it because I saw the 2007 date and thought it was about another incident.



Anyway, It's still what it is.

Here's the 2007 article



Its as strange as its true. A man of God of Ghaniain extraction was arrested and interrogated at Entebbe Airport after he attempted to clear a machine which, police say, he has been using to deliver electric current on unsuspecting worshippers during church service.

Pastor Obiri Konjo Yeboah on July 5 failed to convince Aviation Police officers why he needed this machine to do Gods work. He is now facing serious charges including fraud and false pretence, Police Spokesman Asan Kasingye told Sunday Monitor yesterday.

Police said the machine can be worn like a corset on the body. It also can generate up to 12 volts.

When touches his flock, they fall down he is using super natural powers, Mr Asan Kasingye said. The machine is placed on any part of the body and gives a pleasant electric shock to whoever touches you.

The waterproof electric machine is activated within 10 seconds and can emit sparks of static electricity between the users fingers while in darkness. The Yigal Mesika Company in Los angels America manufactures the machine known for freaking peoples minds.

Mr Kasingye said the machine using the body as a conductor of electricity, transfers the current to the person in contact but the one using the device remains unaffected.

Other Born Again pastors including the head of the National Council of Born Again Churches (NCBC), a body that regulate Pentecostal churches, are calling for prosecution of Yebowa.

Police should interrogate him properly, know where he stays and the people he works with so that we get a clear picture of it all, said Pastor Alex Mitala who heads NCBC.

LinK


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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 09:15 AM
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8. S4P, you might want to read the OP next time. n/t
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 11:17 AM
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10. You think he was arrested 5 July 2007 and again 5 July 2009 in the same place for the same thing?
:crazy:

I know the link at the OP says 5 July 2009, but essentially the same story from several years ago says 5 July 2007
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 02:15 PM
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11. j/k
:P
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 02:26 PM
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12. l/m/n/o/p
pbft
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