Amazon agrees to give money to a church which supports gay ‘conversion’ therapy

Amazon is set to donate charitable proceeds to a church which encourages people to engage in gay ‘cure’ therapy, a futile, misguided, and often harmful practice condemned by organisations around the world.

Through its Amazon Smile programme, the trillion-dollar company gives 0.5 percent of the cost of any item you buy to a charity of your choice — from a list that now includes the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries’ (MFM) Glasgow branch.

Daniel Olukoya, who founded the Nigerian denomination in 1989, has written multiple books including prayers which seek to ‘free’ followers who are “caught in the bondage” of “homosexuality” and “lesbianism.”

A passage included in Olukoya’s book Prayer Rain (Daniel Olukoya/Prayer Rain)

He refers to gay people as “demonised” and held in “sexual bondage” in one prayer, which features the ‘sin’ of being gay on a list of “sexual perversions” which also include incest, bestiality and child sacrifices.

And earlier this year, the Liverpool Echo‘s reporter Josh Parry went undercover at the church’s Liverpool brach as a gay man who wanted help ‘curing’ his sexuality.

He was told to starve himself for three days so that he could escape the “deceit of Satan.”

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries was founded in Nigeria in 1989 (Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries/facebook)

One of the demonination’s more than 90 branches in Britain has now been accepted onto Amazon’s charitable programme, according to The Times.

This is despite the Charity Commission opening a statutory inquiry into the church in March.

The independent regulator wrote of its worries about “the adequacy of the trustees’ oversight and control over the individual branches.

“The Commission also has concerns about the trustees’ failure to promptly report serious incidents to the Commission and to the police,” the announcement continued.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (David Ryder/Getty)

In a statement given to PinkNews today (October 10), a spokesperson for the regulator said: “Our inquiry into Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries International is ongoing.

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