I knew there had to be a reason why my hangover was magically cured Monday morning -- Benny Hinn was in town!
The mega-televangelist brought his Benny Hinn Ministries healing sideshow to the Pepsi Center for the first time in three years, drawing thousands of believers for the 2008 Denver Holy Spirit Miracle Crusade. Although the video clip below doesn't feature any large-scale audience takedowns as witnessed in other cities, Hinn (who's currently under investigation by the U.S. Congress for his lavish spending) was able to elicit all manner of fainting and flopping from the sick and elderly. As Hinn's website says, "Get ready for your faith to explode!" -- Jared Jacang Maher
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