Texas televangelist promises to heal coronavirus viewers through their television (VIDEO)
Televangelist Kenneth Copeland is now healing viewers with the coronavirus through their televisions. He appears to have a monopoly on this so far.
Here is what he told his audience on Wednesday night:
"Put your hand on that television set. Put your hand (on it). You receive your healing now." He then instructed people to praise God for having it and made them say "I'm healed."
There is nothing wrong with prayer, but we seriously hope people don't actually think they're healed. Getting tested and going to the doctor is what's needed, not "blaming the Devil for trying to give me the flu."
You'll notice on the television screen a "prayer line" which gives viewers the ability to call in and make donations to the church.
Copeland runs Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Tarrant County, Texas in Fort Worth, and is worth an estimated $750 million. His church pays for him to live in a $6 million home and flies in a $17.5 million private jet also paid for by his church.
Mr. Copeland was previously confronted about his need to fly in private jets by Inside Edition's Lisa Guerrero last May. He insists it's not because he wants to fly in luxury.
“If I flew commercial, I’d have to stop 65% of what I’m doing," he said.
Guerrero asked him about a previous comment he made saying he doesn’t fly commercial because he doesn’t “want to get into a tube with a bunch of demons.”
“Do you really believe that human beings are demons?” she asked. “No, I do not and don’t you ever say I did,” he responded.
The interview was widely criticized for its awkwardness and evasive answers.
Others supporting Trump have made controversial statements about the coronavirus including right-wing pastor Hank Kunneman. He claimed in February that God will protect America from the virus because of Trump's support for Israel and opposition to abortion.