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Sceptic sued for exposing charlatan

Sceptic sued for exposing charlatan

Adam Miller, above, is an American faith healer who insists that he’s a ‘health care professional’ who has the power to command ‘The Holy Spirit’ to dust away ‘dark cellular structure’ that makes us ill.

Not convinced that Miller is anything other than a fraud, Stephanie Guttormson, the Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation, exposed Miller’s bizarre claims to critical analysis in the video below – and now faces a law suit.

Miller posted a video announcing that he would take legal action for copyright and other violations. According to the faith healer, Guttormson “mutilated and molested” his original video, which he described as “a very holy work”.

Miller’s video also repeatedly suggested that Guttormson could not be trusted because she was transgender.

Guttormson said in her video:

Let’s start by pointing out that the germ theory of disease accounts for how illnesses affect us. He makes this claim that these experiences in your lives, and traumas, create dark cellular structure – whatever that is – and that by invoking this magic spirit, it will come down and break up this – quote, unquote – dark cellular structure.

Adam Miller is a charlatan, he’s a swindler, he’s a snake oil salesman. You risk your lives delaying or forgoing proper medical treatment by going to him for help. And more importantly, for believing his unsubstantiated claims.

A GoFundMe page has been created to fund her defence, and has so far raised almost $14,000 of a $100,000 target.

16 responses to “Sceptic sued for exposing charlatan”

  1. Mephistopheles says:

    …………..I don’t think Adam………………….Miller stands a……………chance in……………….Hell with this……….frivolous…………..law suitzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

  2. zombiehunter says:

    bring on the lawsuit and then adam miller will be well and truly exposed as a charlatan in a court of law and in the unlikely event that he does win then it will be proof that humanity is doomed

  3. dennis says:

    sorry, but I just got he hebegebbies watching this guy. I felt dirty and clammy. he used words like “mutilated and molested” against Ms
    Guttormson, What. oh he has fairy on his side I forgot. Mr Dawkins you are lucky to have her on your staff.

  4. barriejohn says:

    That video is brilliant; there’s far too much logic there for the likes of Miller. Our next- door-neighbour here until about two years ago was a homoeopath (with dubious qualifications) who would have done far less harm to humanity had he kept to his former role as a paramedic, and when he first moved in we crossed swords several times. I knew that he had bonkers views as soon as he started talking about “dis-ease” instead of “disease”. This idea (that goes hand-in-hand with “Positive Thinking”) that people are responsible for their own illnesses, and have the power to cure themselves, is dangerous nonsense. Although a very placid person, I had to avoid contact with the man, as any suggestion that my sister – who died of cancer aged 33 years after a very brave fight, leaving a loving husband and four very young children, really “wanted to die” makes me extremely angry. Joseph Prince was preaching recently (TBN) that when Christians accept by faith “The Righteousness of God” ( a big thing with Protestant Christians), they also accept everything that goes with it – including material wealth and success, and physical as well as “spiritual” healing (after all, a “loving God” surely wouldn’t deny all those things to his children, would he?). This sort of thing causes untold misery amongst believers, because when ill health and other difficulties overtake them they are led to believe that their predicament is the result of their “lack of faith”. I’ve been there myself, and can testify that it is a very dark place indeed.

  5. Stephen Mynett says:

    Good post Barriejohn. I have heard a lot of the faith shit over he years, we used to have to suffer regular visits from faith-heads in hospital years ago. My personal hated argument used by the creeps is that faith healing works it is just the cripple’s faith was not strong enough so they remained crippled.

  6. barriejohn says:

    Here’s a taste of what I mean. If you “read God’s Word” it will heal your joints!

    https://youtu.be/S6YDqPo5Omo

    That church – in Singapore – has over 30,000 members.

  7. AgentCormac says:

    Apologies if this offends anybody here, but I’ll wager a pound to a pinch of shite that Adam Miller turns out to be gay and in denial of who he really is.

  8. barriejohn says:

    Here’s his wonderful website:

    http://adam-healer.com/?load=flash#

    As “Long Distance Healing” is provided I may contact him about this annoying pain in the arse that I keep getting when confronted by such bullshit.

  9. barriejohn says:

    I can’t Copy and Paste from that site, but one of the testimonials is from “John”, who had Stage Four throat cancer and “chose to work with Adam as part of his overall treatment plan” (make up your own jokes there!). Evidently, the tumour shrank by 50%, and the chemotherapy and radiotherapy that he subsequently received were successful, and he is now 100% cured. Wow – that’s some miracle!

  10. Bob says:

    This guy has a “special program” for children with life threatening illness. Please stop this asshole now!

  11. Marky Mark says:

    Every time I hear background music like the type presented in this Miller guy’s video, my in-stinks tell me; “watch out, your about to be screwed…and not in a good way.”

  12. Robster says:

    Is that the real Miller or is he acting like he’s a stubbie short of a sixpack? Surely a ‘faith healer’ should exert some sort of confident energy instead of sucking all the life out of those unfortunate enough to be nearby.

  13. Laura Roberts says:

    Miller’s video is like one Michael Scott from “The Office” might make. He even sounds a bit like him, but of course, Steve Carrell doesn’t talk ….so ….slow …ly…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCmTiw0XlRs

  14. The Beachdancer says:

    Penn Jillette, the famous magician and skeptic, has joined with the well known atheist broadcasters Matt Dillahunty and Seth Andrews in promoting the skeptic video blogger’s case and in contributing to her defence fund.

    They and Richard Dawkins, PZ Myers (Biologist and activist) SL Singh (physicist famous at least in England) and other lesser known commentators have tweeted about this to well over three and a half million followers on twitter.

    This could develop into a great test case about unsubstantiated claims

  15. Cali Ron says:

    @barriejohn,
    Well said. As usual the evangelicals can twist anything to the storyline they want. I, too have been a victim of the “it’s you causing it, you need to find out what it is that’s not right with god in you and all your physical problems will be healed”..What, not better yet, you are a more heinous sinner than anticipated, you need more guilt and fear instilled in you to help you “find your path to christ”, beg for his mercy and then it will all be good. The agony of suffering a physical ailment is frankly enough already, but they insists on adding to people’s misery with their fairy beliefs and guilt trips. Need healing? See a doctor, not a charlatan like Adam Miller. Sadly, there is a sucker born every minute, no every second and some of them will be sucked in by predators like this scumbag.