The minister who hosts a weekly Bible study group for President Donald Trump’s Cabinet apparently believes the coronavirus pandemic is a result of God’s wrath on an increasingly progressive United States.
Picked up by The Intercept, two blog posts and a Bible study guide authored by Ralph Drollinger of Capitol Ministries say God has unleashed a “sowing and reaping wrath” over China’s actions surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, as well as some type of wrath related to the “religion of environmentalism” and a “proclivity toward lesbianism and homosexuality” that has taken hold in the U.S. government.
“Relative to the coronavirus pandemic crisis, this is not God’s abandonment wrath nor His cataclysmic wrath, rather it is sowing and reaping wrath,” he wrote in one post. “A biblically astute evaluation of the situation strongly suggests that America and other countries of the world are reaping what China has sown due to their leaders’ recklessness and lack of candor and transparency.”
And in one called, “Is God Judging America Today?”, Drollinger said progressivism has infiltrated “high positions in our government, our educational system, our media and our entertainment industry” and is “largely responsible for God’s consequential wrath on our nation.”
The Intercept noted that Drollinger not only leads Trump’s Cabinet Bible study — attended by officials such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Health Secretary Alex Azar — but is also tied to another Bible study for members of Congress.
“The evangelical lessons are carefully catered to conservative ideology, with a focus on interpreting current events through a partisan lens,” the publication reported. “Drollinger’s study guides have provided Biblical justification for the Trump administration’s undocumented immigrant child separation policies and arguments in favor of lower taxes on the wealthy.”