(CBS4) MIAMI The Doral based church leader who called himself Jesus Christ, only to later call himself the Antichrist and tattoo “666” on himself, is calling for a protest against the judge who handled his divorce case.
The protest is taking place outside the family courthouse in Downtown Miami, where followers of Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda are complaining against the way Judge Robert Pineiro talked to Miranda. They claim Pineiro mocked Miranda’s beliefs.
“We are not going to allow any American judge to deny the right of an American citizen, especially not to God on earth,” said supporter Axel Poessy.”
Pastor Alvaro Albarracin, self-described as Entrepreneur of Entrepreneurs, said in a press release, “There is no question that Dr. Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda’s rights have been violated. Judge Pineiro not only violated American principles of freedom and expression, but also has clearly reflected his bias and mockery during his proceedings in this case”.
The religious group is all part of the Growing in Grace Ministry (Ministerio Internacional Creciendo en Gracia), the same congregation that had several of its members visit a South Beach tattoo shop and tattoo themselves with the numbers “666” at Miranda’s urging.
Miranda’s daughter claims that when Jesus Christ died on the cross, he killed the devil, so the number 666 is in reverence to Miranda.
Some religious experts say the group has the potential to become a religious cult, and Miranda’s own brother has criticized him publicly in the past.
CBS4 News is currently trying to talk to Judge Pineiro to get his reaction to the matter.