Right-wing Pastor Jonathan Shuttlesworth told his followers this week that if they send financial support to his ministry, God will provide them with “supernatural protection” against all diseases — including the coronavirus.
“I’m writing this to my friends and partners. I predict nothing will happen to you and your family,” Shuttlesworth said during his program, according to a recording posted by Right Wing Watch. “As a friend and partner of this ministry, you’ve chosen to make yourself someone who takes action on the Great Commission. You are in true covenant with God and as part of that covenant you have supernatural protection from every sickness and disease there is. And that includes coronavirus. I declare in Jesus’ name, these evils will not touch you.”
Last week the pastor told his flock that “America will be minimally affected” by the coronavirus outbreak because President Donald Trump has supported Israel.
But Shuttlesworth also predicted that states that voted against Trump in the last election would not be spared, because they “have chosen to give God the middle finger.”