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.
That’s really comforting to the families of all those who’ve died from influenza this season ... https://t.co/3pa0dRsGA0— DC Diva (@4diva63) February 6, 2018
Wow. Dumb advise since you are trump adviser anyway https://t.co/nngDENpmIj— IronLeo (@leopchan) February 6, 2018
Why get a prick that can help you when you can have a morally corrupt religious prick for free?— Mr Wookie aka Cliff (@DogAteMyWookie) February 6, 2018
Unbelievable !!!— Rozzie Vox (@RozzieVox) February 6, 2018
Bet she still has top level health insurance - paid for by the $$$$$ she fleeces from her flock !!!
Just wondering if @realDonaldTrump got a shot?— Sherman Simpson (@xkanuk) February 6, 2018
Can’t believe his “faith” will ever save him from anything.
So...she's practising medicine without a licence?— Marisa W. (@MarisaWard57) February 6, 2018
Christian fundamentalists might die of flu if they believe as she does.— Hercule Platini (@de_valida) February 6, 2018
2 million years of human evolution;— Jim Sylvester (@JVSylvester) February 6, 2018
30,000 years of tool-making & technological development;
4,000 years of human history;
Centuries of painstakingly working out principles of science & medicine, and .. some of us still put faith in witch doctors.
The viruses don't care.
you know what? those believing this "advice" fully deserve to be cured by Jesus in case they get flu...— Dana Voicu (@Dana_Voicu_) February 6, 2018
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