That’s one way to heal the sick
SIXTEEN people have been arrested after being accused of using a CHURCH as a front for a BROTHEL.
The five men and 11 women – including “healing practitioner” Wayne Clayton (above) – have been charged with offences including illegal control of enterprise, maintaining a house of prostitution, and receiving the earnings of a prostitute.
Police sergeant Steve Martos confirmed that officers served a search warrant at the Goddess Temple and said not all of the 16 people being questioned were employees of the temple.
In 2009, police visited the Goddess Temple’s previous location in a residential area of Scottsdale, Arizona, after neighbours complained.
The temple moved to its current location in March 2010.
No one at Phoenix Goddess Temple could be reached for comment, but practitioners there and “Temple Mother” Tracy Elise have long maintained that the “sessions” they have with clients are part of their religion and are for healing purposes.