UPDATE: Even though it was initially reported that the priest said that “Fat women don’t go to heaven” prior to the incident, Brazillian fact-checkers from Agencia Lupa who actually listened to the video have found that the quote about fat women not going to heaven was made up.
The dramatic moment when a woman ran on stage and threw a priest off stage in the middle of a public sermon has been caught on camera.
The footage shows the woman, who had been listening from the audience, suddenly going on the stage and the priest flying off the stage.
Even though it was initially reported that the priest told worshippers that “fat women don’t go to heaven”, later reports said that this was not the case and that the woman had mental health issues.
The priest has been identified by local reports as Marcelo Rossi, and he’s a well-known religious figure in the country. It is said that he has been left uninjured after the incident.
ABC Noticias reports that the woman’s friends informed the police following the incident that she had mental health concerns.
The incident took place during an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the church said on Twitter that the priest continued with the sermon as the woman was arrested.