Televangelist Gloria Copeland, of the Eagle Mountain International Church in Texas, had a message for her followers this week: Jesus is the only protection people need from influenza.
According to this report, Gloria – wife of Kenneth Copeland, a member of President Trump’s Faith Advisory Council – posted a video on the Kenneth Copeland Ministeries Facebook page – in which she said:
Listen partners, we don’t have a flu season. And don’t receive it when somebody threatens you with, ‘Everybody is getting the flu’. We’ve already had our shot, He [Jesus] bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases. That’s what we stand on.
Praying for those who may already have the flu, Copeland proclaimed:
Flu, I bind you off the people in the name of Jesus. Jesus himself gave us the flu shot, He redeemed us from the curse of flu.
Those who don’t have the flu, she promised, can protect themselves by simply declaring:
I’ll never have the flu. Inoculate yourself with the word of God.
In 2013 he Eagle Mountain International Church was at the center of a measles outbreak attributed to the church’s belief that congregants can forego vaccines because Jesus will protect them from illness.