Televangelist Gloria Copeland of the Eagle Mountain International Church told her followers on Jan. 31 that they did not need a flu shot because “Jesus himself gave us the flu shot.”
Copeland dismissed the flu epidemic (in some parts of the country) and gave her dangerous advice in a video posted on Kenneth Copeland Ministries’ Facebook page, notes Right Wing Watch:
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 bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases. That’s what we stand on.
And by His stripes we were healed. if you’ve already got the flu, I’m going to pray for you right now…
Flu, I bind you off of the people in the name of Jesus. Jesus himself gave us the flu shot, He redeemed us from the curse of flu.
Copeland claimed that people who don’t have the flu can protect themselves by declaring: “I’ll never have the flu.”