GOP Hypocrisy

Pro-Trump Pastor Says God Will Protect Us from Coronavirus Because Trump Protects the Unborn

Once again, Trumpers eschew science in the face of a disease that can kill, in favor of God’s … well, “favor,” because Trump, that’s why. According to an Christian fundamentalist pastor, Donald Trump sided with “life in the womb” and thus pleased God, so we have nothing to fear.

Conservative Pastor Hank Kunneman makes it very clear that coronavirus has no hope of making in-roads in the United States.

For those who can’t listen to the above, I can capture the most relevant and ridiculous portion:

“Listen to the words that I speak to you at this moment, says the living God. Why do you fear, United States? For I have spoken to you before and I will speak to you again, I have extended and opened a window of mercy to this nation at this time. Therefore, the virus that they speak of, the bright prognostication, the diagnosis, the fear, my mercy is the quarantine that shall be greater than that spoken to you United States.

“And because of the administration that stands in this land, who honor me, who honor the covenants of your forefathers and of the Constitution. And because they have aligned themselves with Israel and because they have sided on the right side of life—life in the womb, life given outside of the womb—there I give life to this nation and I give mercy,”

“Do not fear. This virus is the spirit of God.”

I leave it to the judgment of the reader whether the pastor means that God sent the virus to punish other nations.

As repulsive as Kunneman’s assurances spiting science may be, at least he is saying the immunity comes without monetary costs. We covered Jim Bakker last week who used the disease to get rich(er) selling snake oil, as the same Newsweek article points out.

Recently, a guest on televangelist Jim Bakker’s show suggested that a product sold by Bakker could kill the virus. Naturopathic Dr. Sherrill Sellman on Wednesday said that Silver Solution, an item that can be purchased on Bakker’s website, effectively boosts the immune system and could make those who consume it less susceptible to contracting the virus.

People who follow pastors like this vote. Scary as it is, they each have their one vote. That vote will surely go to the man whom God has favored so strongly that Trump alone protects the United States from an international pandemic.

As we conclude, we should mention, fifteen cases of coronavirus have been reported in the U.S., and one American has died of the disease in China. I doubt that Pastor Kunneman’s assurances make the families of the victims feel much better.

If God wanted to favor the United States for having the good sense to elect Donald Trump, wouldn’t God first start by preventing diabetes? The disease that debilitates so many, especially in red states? There is a public health crises in America, and much of it is being totally ignored, just like science generally, by certain fundamentalists.

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Peace, y’all

Jason

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Jason Miciak is an attorney, author, political analyst and writer originally from Canada, with dual citizenship, living with his wife and daughter in southern Mississippi. He has an B.S. in Biology and a Minor in American History from Gonzaga University and a J.D. from the University of California. He does as little law as he can get away with while now doing full time writing for Political Flare. He also enjoys gardening, fishing, casual reading in science and dogs.

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