Texas televangelist tells viewers flu season is not real

  • Texas televangelist tells viewers flu season is not real

Texas televangelist tells viewers flu season is not real

It's not the first time Copeland - who told her viewers in the video that "Jesus himself gave us the flu shot" and "redeemed us from the curse of flu" - has insisted people put their health in God's hands. "And don't receive it when somebody threatens you with 'Everybody's getting the flu!' We've already had our shot, he bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases".

"We got a duck season, a deer season, but we don't have a flu season", she said in a video posted to Facebook last week.

"Well, listen partners, we don't have a flu season". A Virginia woman who almost died of the flu calls Copeland's comments "dangerous", and worries they might prevent people from getting a flu shot. Also, talk to your doctor if you have flu-like symptoms.

Copeland took to Facebook last week to expound on her alternative remedies. "Just keeping saying that. I'll never have the flu". "Inoculate yourself with the word of God".

Gloria Copeland, her husband and their daughter have expressed skepticism or antagonism toward vaccines and medicine in the past. All we need is Jesus.

Pearsons reacted quickly. The church hosted vaccination clinics that she advertised in a sermon. "That's the way it's supposed to be", she said.

In 2015, Copeland was featured in a segment of HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" that accused televangelists of manipulating and defrauding their followers.

But Texas televangelist Gloria Copeland thinks there's nothing to worry about.

"We know what's wrong with you".

Copeland's advice is standard fare in the charismatic Christian tradition, but is also medically unsound as the USA faces its worst flu epidemic in a decade. "Now, which do you want to do?"

At least 126,117 cases of the flu have been confirmed this flu season, with experts predicting that by the end of the season the number of cases may match the 710,000 hospitalizations from the flu.

One man said, "Faith is simple".

Another person wrote a comment that said, "Ok so if you get it does that mean you just didn't believe hard enough?"

The Copelands were among the more than two dozen advisers on the Trump campaign's advisory board. As of Wednesday morning, Gloria Copeland's video had been viewed more than 161,000 times. "And No. 2, because they don't do what that Word tells them to do".