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This Trump Adviser Has a Plan for Avoiding the Flu: Be Christian

Posted on February 7th, 2018 at 22:39 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Texas minister Gloria Copeland, who explained, via Politico, why Christians are immune to the flu virus:

Texas minister Gloria Copeland, who sat on the Trump campaign’s evangelical executive advisory board, denied the country is in the midst of a severe flu outbreak in a Facebook video that went viral because, “Jesus himself is our flu shot. He redeemed us from the curse of the flu.”

“We have a duck season, a deer season, but we don’t have a flu season and don’t receive it when someone threatens you with ‘everybody is getting the flu,'” Copeland added. “We’ve already had our shot: He bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases. That’s what we stand on. And by his stripes we are healed.”

Notice Copeland’s quick signal to the faithful that she does believe in hunting—just like Jesus taught. It’s all part of the worldview. Politico helpfully adds that public health professionals disagree with Copeland’s assessment, as will any of her followers who end up getting influenza. Every day there is new evidence this administration and its allies have (way) more than their fair share of outright cranks and dangerous anti-science zealots. After all, the president once outed himself as an anti-vaxxer and said global warming was a hoax manufactured by the Chinese. In that rich vein lies Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, whose views on drug policy are best summarized as “1980s school principal caught in a time warp.”

  1. Well, I suppose they make a useful control group.

  2. Not really a useful control group. As the comedian said, “there’s no cure for stupid”.

  3. It’s always amazing to me that such ‘devout’ Christians manage to break their own religion’s tenets. Matthew 4:7 “You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.”
    “I have faith, therefore God will not allow me to (INSERT CONDITION HERE – get the flu, in this case).” is pretty much the textbook definition of putting God to the test.
    That rich Christians take the view that THEY, being rich, are right with God and the poor, being poor, are, by definition of their being poor, are not right with God, doesn’t surprise me but why do so many Americans so notably fail to call them on their very UNchristian views? The bible talks on many occasions about helping the poor to be… not-poor.

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