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Tuesday, 02 January, 2007

The Darlene Bishop Suit

This could be interesting: Tele-evangelist sued over 'God can heal' claim.

Four of Mrs Bishop's relatives are suing her over her claim that God cured their father - her brother - of throat cancer. He died of the disease 18 months ago...

Mrs Bishop's brother, Darrell "Wayne" Perry, was an accomplished songwriter whose work has been performed by big names in country music such as Tim McGraw, and by the Backstreet Boys. For a year before his death in May 2005, aged 55, he was cared for by his sister.

His children, Bryan, Justin, Olivia and Christian, have issued a lawsuit for wrongful death against Mrs Bishop because they claim she persuaded Perry to stop chemotherapy and rely instead on God's healing. They contend in legal depositions that at the moment Mrs Bishop and her brother were touring the country preaching about the miracle of his recovery, they were both aware that he had been advised by doctors that his illness was terminal.

Darlene Bishop also has a blog.

God is my defense and the truth will prevail! Please continue to pray for me regarding this matter.

But she also has a practical side. Back in September, she revealed how she bypassed the TSA security while boarding a plane:

Last week I was in a dilemma. I couldn't check my luggage because I had to go straight from the airport into a service. So at the last minute (please pray that the Lord will forgive me) in order to save the life of my lip gloss and mascara...well let's put it this way...I went from a C cup to a D cup. The Bible says he would have men add to your bosom so I just added some lip gloss to mine. But I was so nervous I don't think I will try that again. And you probably shouldn't do it either.