Texas televangelist tells viewers flu season is not real
Texas televangelist tells viewers flu season is not real
Trump Evangelical Advisor: Flu Shots Unnecessary, Instead 'Inoculate Yourself With the Word of God'
07 February, 2018, 22:13
In the video, Copeland warns watchers not to believe the fact that the flu is spreading, and says "we already had our shot [.] Jesus himself gave us a flu shot, he redeemed us from the curse of flu". 'And by his stripes we were healed'. Copeland wrote in the caption of a video posted on her and her husband Kenneth's ministries official page on Facebook. "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". As of Wednesday morning, Gloria Copeland's video had been viewed more than 161,000 times. So, take the word of God, stay in the word of God.
"Flu, I bind you off of the people in the name of Jesus", she says. You've got cancer. The bad news is we don't know what to do about it-except give you some poison that will make you sicker.
Commentators showed mixed reactions, but several said she was inaccurately representing Christian teachings.
"We know what's wrong with you".
'Just keep saying: I'll never have the flu, I'll never have the flu, ' she added, asking her followers to inoculate themselves with God. "Now, which do you want to do? I'll never have the flu.' Inoculate yourself with the word of God", Copeland said.
But in a statement, she said she had some reservations about vaccines for "very young children with a family history of autism", hinting belief in a discredited study that linked vaccines to autism.
According to the CDC, thousands of people in the USA have been hospitalized with the flu since the season began in October.
Almost 2,900 people have died in Texas from either influenza or pneumonia since the season started on October 1, according to a February 2 report from the state Health and Human Services Department.
A member of President Donald Trump's evangelical advisory committee has suggested that people don't need to seek out a flu shot because Jesus will protect them from the virus. According to the NBC, in North Texas 97 people who have had flu have died and thousands of others are sick.
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