Televangelist Prays in Tongues to Stop Ebola

Televangelist con man Kenneth Copeland is invoking the name of Jesus to stop the Ebola virus dead in his tracks, and he’s doing it “in tongues.” In other words, he babbles incoherently in the process. Video below the fold.


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  • D. C. Sessions

    I wonder what kind of odds his congregation is accepting on how well this works out?

  • roggg

    You scoff, but does he have Ebola? No. Does anyone in his congregation have ebola? Also no. I think the results speak for themselves. Now excuse me while I stick a banana in my ear.

  • janiceintoronto

    I remember sounding like that after I ate the brown acid. Bummer, man.

  • cottonnero

    Oh, look, a series of sounds in the inventory of your native language. What a surprise.

  • tbp1

    Of course even when he’s NOT talking in tongues he babbles incoherently.

    OK, so it was low hanging fruit.

  • grumpyoldfart

    I have no respect for the people in that audience. They just stood there and took it. Not even game enough to be the first one to sit down – so they all remained standing!

  • D. C. Sessions

    If this whole “tongues” thing catches on, it’s going to be a huge timesaver for pastors who would otherwise have to write sermons.

  • tsig

    Where’s the interpreter?

    “If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.”

  • timgueguen

    He should pray to Dr. Tongue instead. It would be as effective, and more fun.

  • Modusoperandi

    He’s doomed to fail. I tried stopping cunnilingus with tongues, and only made it worse. Or better. One of those. Whichever one is the one where I lose hearing in both ears and my glasses get cracked completely in two. It’s unstoppable!

  • joyfulatheist

    Tongues is one of the most easily-disproven of the “spiritual gifts.” If it’s a real language, linguists should be able to pick up on it, if only to identify syntax & mechanics. Yet every time, they conclude that it’s nonsensical gibberish. Yet only a small number of charismatics seem aware that such studies exist at all. Hmmm…

    It’s almost like willful ignorance is a prerequisite to faith.

  • Olav

    You can’t make me click on that video, neener neener.

  • shripathikamath

    Perhaps he could demonstrate this after ingesting a stool sample from an afflicted patient. C’mon, that’ll prove that babbling works

  • Kevin Kehres

    Copeland is one of my favorite TV frauds. His stuff is just hilarious. Add to that his bloodhound-after-a-bad-night looks, and it’s pure comedy gold.

    He speaks in tongues all the time. Copeland is the guy who … I swear I’m not making this up … actually said “ramalamadingdongfriedeggsandwich” one day. And then grinned like he had just won the lottery.

  • Kevin Kehres

    @11 joyfulatheist

    It’s not so much easily disproven as it is completely and totally backwards from what the “gift” was intended to be, according to the bible.

    Say you’re talking to a crowd that speaks a half-dozen languages and a few dialects within that language. You have to translate so people get the message, right? Even do sign language for the deaf.

    “Speaking in tongues” was meant to be understood as a person standing in front of a crowd, and everyone hearing him speak in their own language, simultaneously, without need for translation.

    When the concept got perverted into nonsense gibberish, I do not know. But since it’s quite impossible to actually-and-biblically “speak in tongues”, I’m guessing not that long after Guttenberg.

  • Marcus Ranum

    The nice thing about babbling, is people can’t quote you as saying something specifically stupid.

  • Marcus Ranum

    Addendum to my @#16 – maybe Republican lawmakers will catch onto that trick when talking about budget.

    “My fellow Americans, regarding my economic strategy, buh gagbba duh rumba bug fug wagga waggga nobble doop woop wop a doo wop wagga n’aghn cthulhu fghtan whumba whumba yow!!! And we will turn right around! The Democrats can’t offer anything like it.”

  • busterggi

    Last time I heard someone making noises like that I had to use the Heimlich Maneuver.

  • Childermass

    This is an improvement over a former SC GOP director, Todd Kincannon:

    “The protocol for a positive Ebola test should be immediate humane execution and sanitization of the whole area.”

    He might actually win the all-time Bryan Fischer Award for:

    “Muslims are savages. There’s just no other way to put it.”

    He is also pro-life.