At least one Transport for London bus in London has been carrying adverts for a church investigated for selling “plague protection kits”.
Numerous media outlets covered news last spring that vials were being sold by Kingdom Church in Camberwell.
Sky News reported that the church was selling the apparent “cure” which stated a “£91 small bottle of oil and piece of red yarn would protect people”. The church has previously been fined £7,740.50 due to overnight “Demon Banishing Services” held around 3am.
At least one bus photographed in January 2021 has been seen carrying an advert for the church.
Following reports last spring and a look into the organisation’s finances, an investigation into the church was launched in August 2020 by the Charity Commission which states:
“The regulator first opened a regulatory case into the charity after media reports that it was selling a ‘plague protection kit’ which it was claimed would cure and protect against the Covid-19 virus. This led to liaison with Southwark Council which had opened a Trading Standards investigation into the sale of the kits.
Since then, the Commission has examined the charity’s records, revealing concerns about its finances. The regulator is concerned about the accuracy of information provided to the Commission regarding the charity’s income and expenditure.”
The church’s website still has a pop up stating “are you facing witchcraft” and lists medical issues as evidence of both witchcraft and demonic possession, with links people to a course costing £3,500.
TfL have strict policies in place regarding certain adverts. In 2019 TfL did manage to ban an advert containing bacon, butter and jam as part of it’s anti-junk food policy.
In a comment TfL stated the church do not contravene TfL’s guidelines and so will permit the adverts.