Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Pastor with 666 tattoo claims to be divine
"MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- The minister has the number 666 tattooed on his arm. But Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda is not your typical minister. De Jesus, or "Daddy" as his thousands of followers call him, does not merely pray to God: He says he is God.
• Followers have protested Christian churches in Miami and Latin America, disrupting services and smashing crosses and statues of Jesus.
• De Jesus preaches there is no devil and no sin. His followers, he says, literally can do no wrong in God's eyes.
• The church calls itself the "Government of God on Earth" and uses a seal similar to the United States."
There is a video link on the page which shows his followers going to get 666 tattooed on themselves.