Kenneth Copeland and his wife Gloria, two Christian con artists who have gotten obscenely wealthy fleecing the stupid (their congregation recently paid for a new private jet for them) are again telling their followers not to vaccinate because “Jesus himself gave us the flu shot.”
“Listen partners, we don’t have a flu season,” Gloria Copeland said. “And don’t receive it when somebody threatens you with, ‘Everybody is getting the flu.’ We’ve already had our shot, He 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,” Copeland advised.
Let’s set the Wayback Machine for 2013, when the Copelands told their followers not to get the measles vaccine and there was an outbreak of measles at their church. You’d think that would have taught them a lesson, but of course not. I mean, if you think Jesus is going to cure you of illness and the fact that Christians still get sick like everyone else doesn’t convince you that you’re wrong, you are impervious to reason or evidence.