Todd Bentley has made it to the big time; the BBC is on the story of his being barred from the UK by their immigration folks.
"The government makes no apologies for refusing people access to the UK if we believe they are not conducive to the public good.
"Coming here is a privilege that we refuse to extend to those who might seek to undermine our society."
Bentley is in somewhat good company; Dutch anti-Islamist pol Geert Wilders got barred as well. However, in Wilders' case, his anti-Islam shtick could easily get a violent reaction from British Muslims; the only violent reaction likely in Bentley's case is his occasional use of MMA moves as the delivery vehicle for healings.
Bene and tag-team partner Rick has been on this story for weeks, Sadly, this is going to give Bentley a lot of PR, even if it is bad PR. He'll become "the preacher too hot for England to handle" and might get a second look from charismatics and others who tend to assume that opposition from governments is demonic rather than godly.
For those late to the story; Bentley was a cause celeb in 2008 when he was the focal point of a large revival at Lakeland, FL. The revival was filling Lakeland's basketball area and/or the Detroit Tigers' spring-training stadium on a nightly basis until an affair that Bentley was having with a staffer came to light. His over-the-top style and edgy theology (he claims to hear from a messenger angel named Emma) earned him enemies among less-charismatic evangelical folks and friends in prophet-centric charismatic circles, only to crash and burn when the affair was revealed.
Bentley divorced his wife and married the staffer and has been trying to get back in the limelight for the last few years. Well, he's in the limelight, but not in a good way.