SOUTH AFRICA: Outcry Over Faked Raising From The Dead Spawns Viral “Resurrection Challenge” [VIDEO]

The BBC reports:

A group of funeral directors in South Africa say they will sue a self-styled prophet who claims to have resurrected a dead man. A viral video of Pastor Alph Lukau shows him shouting “rise up” to a man lying down in a coffin who then jerks upright to cheers from worshippers.

The funeral companies say they were manipulated into being involved. The spectacle, seen outside Pastor Lukau’s church near Johannesburg, has been ridiculed and condemned by many. “There are no such things as miracles,” the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities said.

The BBC’s Milton Nkosi says the video has sparked a national debate on fake pastors and had been widely condemned by established religious groups. However some South Africans have taken to social media with the hashtag #ResurrectionChallenge to see the funny side.