Rev. Megachurch, Oklahoma, apologized for the “too extreme and disgusting” demonstration of rubbing spit on the face of a church attendee during a sermon.


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  • Oklahoma minister Mike Todd apologized for rubbing spit on a person’s face during worship.

  • The original video became viral and received negative attention on social media.

  • Todd said his actions were a “distraction” from his message.

Pastor of Megachurch, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I apologize on Twitter Because he rubbed his spit on a member of his church as captured in the viral video.

Rev. Michael Todd, one of the chief pastors of Transformation Church, said in a video that his demonstration during the sermon was “disgusting” and “distracting” after watching the footage from worship.

“I was trying to bring the word to life,” he said of the video in which he was shown. Spit twice in his hand Before rubbing a man’s face on the stage in front of the congregation. Just before spitting, Todd said, “Receiving a vision from God can be a nuisance.”

The man on the stage next to Todd was identified as his brother Brentum Todd. Tulsa World. In the video, there is a gasp heard from the audience, Todd says, “You just reacted to how people in your life react when God is doing what God needs for a miracle.” Answer.

Todd’s apology came after a negative reaction to the first video that spread throughout the Internet.

“It’s never my intention to distract others from the Word of God or the message of Jesus, even with illustrations!” Todd wrote on Twitter. “I apologize for the extremeness of my example! I love everyone.”

“I really understand now why the elders often told us that we were in the last days,” Atlantic wrote the column. Jemele Hill tweeted.

Some social media posters pointed out what Todd’s behavior would be in particular. Not wise during a pandemic.. “What is the CDC going to do about Mike Todd?” I read one tweet.

In the follow-up video, Todd says people who watched the viral video want to see the rest of the message and hear the point he was saying.

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