Griffith University Skeptics and Freethinkers

QLD Skeptics and Faith “Healer” feature on A Current Affair tomorrow Night

In GUSSF Events!, Helping our community., Responses to the media, Science on July 27, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Tomorrow night (28 July 2010) channel Nine’s A Current Affair will feature the story they recorded last Sunday morning when a group of us attended the New Hope Church at Kelvin Grove for a “Healing Meeting” featuring Australian “healing” evangelist, John Mellor.

Again John’s origin story can be found here: (note the undertones of “I too was a skeptic once, until…”….

Mr. Mellor has previously been featured on channel Seven’s Today Tonight, in a very flattering but far from critical story. This has been analyzed on the Bad Psychics page here.

Also here is Dr Stephen Barrett’s great summary of the state of evidence in regards to faith healing:

Mellor’s performance was far from credible and I’m cautiously optimistic the ACA story may actually reflect that but only time will tell. Blog and detailed complaint to the ACCC to follow.

Jayson D Cooke


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