A pastor at a megachurch in Oklahoma apologized Monday after a video of him rubbing spit into a manâ€™s face to demonstrate how â€œreceiving vision from God might get nastyâ€ went viral.
Footage from Sunday shows Michael Todd of Tulsaâ€™s Transformation Church coughing and spitting into his hand, then wiping the spit onto the face of a man next to him on stage.
â€œDo you hear and see the responses of the people?â€ he said, as members of the audience gasped audibly. â€œWhat Iâ€™m telling you, is how you just reacted is how the people in your life will react when God is doing what it takes for the Miracle.â€
â€œI watched it back, and it was disgusting,â€ he said in a video, noting that the man was his brother. â€œLike, that was gross. I want to validate everybodyâ€™s feelings. That was a distraction to what I was really trying to do. … I own that.â€
Toddâ€™s name was trending on Twitter on Monday as he faced backlash for performing the stunt, particularly as COVID-19 cases surge in Oklahoma and around the country.