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Pastor who thinks God can change someone’s sexuality also think God will save him from coronavirus

Patrick Kelleher April 3, 2020
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Andrew Wommack (YouTube)

An anti-LGBT+ evangelist thinks that God will stop him from contracting coronavirus because of a passage in the Old Testament on sickness.

Andrew Wommack, who refused to condemn Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, supports traumatising conversion therapy and claims he witnessed his son rise from the dead, referenced a section from Exodus and said it proved that God would stop the faithful from becoming sick with COVID-19.

“I’ve been studying just in the last couple of days, based on all of this, was Exodus 23:25, and that verse says that you shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall take away all sickness – take all sickness away from the midst of thee,” Wommack said in the YouTube stream.

Anti-LGBT+ televangelist Andrew Wommack thinks God will ‘turn off’ cells and stop him from contracting coronavirus.

He then looked up the words “take away” in Hebrew and said they literally translate to “turn off”.

Wommack then suggested that God will turn off “whatever receptors you have in your body that make you receptive to sickness” for Christians, which will apparently prevent them from being affected by coronavirus.

I think that that’s what Exodus 23:25 is talking about. God will lock all those cells. He turns off sickness. You don’t have the ability to get sick.

The televangelist then tried to bring science into the equation and referenced suggestions that fear and stress can be  bad for health.

“I think that that’s what Exodus 23:25 is talking about. God will lock all those cells. He turns off sickness. You don’t have the ability to get sick,” he said.

People cannot build up immunity to COVID-19 through prayer.

Just in case anyone out there needed reminding, cells cannot be “locked” and people cannot become immune to COVID-19 from praying.

Instead, people are being urged to stay indoors, and many countries across the world have gone into lockdown, imposing limits on how far people can travel.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is asking people to respect physical distancing measures by keeping a two-metre distance between themselves and other people. Needless to say, people have not been asked to pray to God to have their cells locked to prevent illness.

As well as having perplexing views on the transmission of viruses, Wommack is notorious for his anti-LGBT+ views. In 2010, he defended Uganda’s proposed “Kill the Gays” bill and claimed it had been “misrepresented”.

 

 

More: Andrew Wommack, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Exodus, old testament

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