Because Jesus Is Magic: Televangelist Kenneth Copeland claims he can cure viewers of coronavirus if they touch his oily hand through their television set during his televised ministry.
Right Wing Watch reports:
Kenneth Copeland healed viewers of the coronavirus through their televisions last night.
Kenneth Copeland healed viewers of the coronavirus through their televisions last night. pic.twitter.com/8lwHufTIy4
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) March 12, 2020
In the video Copeland declares:
… Put your hand on that television set. Hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus. He received your healing. Now say it: “I take it. I have it. It’s mine. I thank you and praise you for it…”
According to the Word of God, I am healed. And I consider not my own body. I consider not symptoms in my own body, but only that which God has promised. Only that what the Word has said. And by His stripes, I was healed. And by His stripes, I am healed now. I am not the sick trying to get healed. I am the healed, and the Devil is trying to give me the flu!… Or whatever else kind of thing he’s trying.
In other words, Copeland is telling his viewers that if they touch his oily hand on the television screen, they will be cured from coronavirus.
The stupid, it burns.
Yet Copeland is not alone in making misleading and dangerous claims about the coronavirus. Indeed, many religious figures and institutions are failing to respond well to the coronavirus crisis. For example, in a disastrous public health move, the Greek Orthodox Church has issued an official statement declaring that the coronavirus is not transmitted via communion.
And, as should be expected, some conservative Christians are blaming the gays for the coronavirus. For example, conservative Christian Pastor Steven Andrew, pastor of the USA Christian Church, claims that the coronavirus is punishment for “LGBT sin.”
Bottom line: Televangelist Kenneth Copeland claims he can cure viewers of coronavirus if they touch his oily hand through their television set during his televised ministry.