Trump's Spiritual Aide: You Don’t Need Flu Shots When You Have Jesus

“Jesus himself gave us the flu shot. He redeemed us from the curse of flu, and we receive it and we take it,” said Trump’s evangelical adviser.

President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisor has a very unusual advice for the people of the country. She doesn't want them to get vaccinated: All they have to do is have faith in Jesus Christ.

Yes, you read that right. Gloria Copeland, a controversial minister linked with Trump, just made the ignorant statement with such compassion, you might even fall for her word.

“Inoculate yourself with the word of God,” urged Copeland, who co-founded the Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Texas with her husband. 

Copeland and her husband serve on the commander-in-chief’s evangelical advisory board.

Health officials around America want citizens to get flu shots, because this year’s flu season is really bad, and if left untreated, can result in death. The unusually virulent flu strains are killing children and young adults at higher rates than years past. 

Some public health departments are offering the shots for free. But for Copeland, all these shots are worthless. She told her followers in a video posted on YouTube by Right Wing Watch that having faith in Jesus Christ was enough for anyone to stay healthy and fit.

“Well, listen, partners, we don’t have a flu season,” she said.  “And don’t receive it when somebody threatens you with, ‘Everybody’s getting the flu.’ We’ve already had our shot: He bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases. That’s what we stand on,” she continued.

As if this delusion wasn’t enough, she even had a suggestion to avoid the disease.

According to Copeland a person who keeps saying, “I’ll never have the flu. I’ll never have the flu” repeatedly will always stay virus free.

She also said a prayer for those who are not in the best of health these days.

“Flu, I bind you off of the people in the name of Jesus,” she said, “Jesus himself gave us the flu shot. He redeemed us from the curse of flu, and we receive it and we take it, and we are healed by his strifes, amen.”

According to CDC, 48 states are experiencing severe illnesses all because of the virus. People being hospitalized after being infected with different kind of flus are also on an all time high when compared with the last 10 years.

But Copeland doesn’t believe any of that; she just wants people to buy her snake oil theory. Apparently she doesn’t care about the hundreds of people dying in the country as the deadly virus continues to spread.

People on social media were naturally outraged at her statement, which is literally trying to put people’s lives in danger.












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