All Is Well? Texas Megachurch Pastor Says He Destroyed COVID-19 by Blowing the Wind of God on It.
The Evangelical Christian reaction to COVID-19 has been different than that of other religious denominations. Some of these churches have done their best to undermine the warnings about the pandemic. And many have continued to be vocal in their support of Donald Trump.
Texas megachurch pastor Kenneth Copeland has done both. The prosperity gospel preacher announced this week that the coronavirus was destroyed after he blew the wind of God on it.
This wasn’t the first time the pastor has claimed to have power over the illness. In March, he told viewers suffering from COVID-19, “Put your hand on that television set. Hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus. He received your healing.”
Now in April, Copeland has a new way to combat the global pandemic. Earlier this week, he blew on a camera filming his church services. The pastor then told the coronavirus, “I blow the wind of God on you. You are destroyed forever, and you’ll never be back. Thank you, God. Let it happen. Cause it to happen.”
The televangelist then led his congregations in chants of, “Wind, almighty, strong, south wind, Heat: Burn this thing, in the name of Jesus. I say, you bow your knees. You fall on your face.”
Watch a clip of Copeland’s blow below:
1. Copeland declares the wind of God to blow to destroy COVID-19. 2. He then says it doesn’t have to be a fast wind. 3. Then the Lord tells him “It’s even better if there’s no wind at all. ? ?♂️ pic.twitter.com/tFWc7Mv8lD
— Brandon Kimber (@BKimber) April 4, 2020