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Democrat Rep. Cori Bush speaking at a rally. Photo: Craig Currie via Photo News 247, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Missouri Squad member Cori Bush claims she’s a faith healer

Claims by controversial Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of St. Louis that she is a faith healer have resurfaced.

In her account, she miraculously healed a woman with tumors and caused a sick toddler to walk. In her autobiography “The Forerunner: A Story of Pain and Perseverance in America,” Bush wrote about her time working as a faith healer. One instance included helping a disabled toddler walk.

“The child had had a bleed in her brain shortly after she was born and so couldn’t walk,” Bush wrote, according to Fox News. “She had never taken a step in her life. I carried the child from the prayer room in the back of the church out into the sanctuary. ‘Walk,’ I said gently to the three-year-old girl, ‘you will walk.’ And this girl took her first step. Then another and another. She walked.”

Another example was Bush healing a woman from multiple tumors which she talked about in an interview on PBS.

“One woman whom we met had several visible tumors on her torso,” she said. “She was due to have surgery but lacked health insurance and living in the park. One of the tumors was particularly painful to her. I laid hands on her and prayed, and I felt that my hand was no longer touching a tumor. It shrank along with the others on her body.”

Bush, who is under a federal investigation, suggested that this was done through the power of God within her. “As I learned how to apply God’s word to my life in new ways, I better understood the power that was already residing in me,” she wrote. “It was there, waiting for me to acknowledge it, to use it. I had the confidence to heal others with God’s power.”

Previously, she founded and served as pastor at the St. Louis chapter of the Kingdom Embassy International church from 2011 to 2014, according to corporate records and her LinkedIn page.

Bush’s autobiography sold just 729 copies in its first week. Her history as a faith healer resurfaced less than two months before the Missouri primary election on August 6. Bush currently is struggling against primary challenger Wesley Bell, both in the polls and in campaign funding. Past filings showed that her committee went into January with just $215,000. Bell was shown to be better positioned and reported $408,000 in the bank.

Bell is at odds with many of Bush’s core beliefs. He’s come out strongly in support of Israel and denounces Bush and other Democrats for their antisemitic rhetoric.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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