That’s one way to heal the sick

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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.

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