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Donald Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Commands ‘Satanic Pregnancies To Miscarry Right Now’

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<div><p>Critics continued to erupt Sunday following a video post of <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/donald-trump" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Donald Trump</a>’s controversial <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/11/01/paula-white-trumps-key-spiritual-adviser-reportedly-will-join-white-house/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">spiritual adviser</a><a href="https://www.huffpost.com/topic/paula-white" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paula White</a> preaching for all “Satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now.”</p><p>“In the name of Jesus, we command all Satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now,” White, a Florida televangelist, said in a video of the Jan. 5 sermon <a href="https://twitter.com/RightWingWatch/status/1220740601781608448?s=20" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">posted Friday on Twitter </a>by Right Wing Watch. She declared that “strange winds ... sent to hurt the church ... sent against our president, sent against myself ... we break it by the superior blood of Jesus right now.”</p><p>After an uproar ensued, White insisted Sunday in a tweet she was speaking metaphorically, and <a href="https://twitter.com/Paula_White/status/1221456959368507392?s=20" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">praying for evil — or satanic — plans to be destroyed</a>, not for actual miscarriages.</p><p>But for those who understand English, White’s apparent call for miscarriage was a startling kind of “spell” from someone who purports to be anti-abortion. Since November, White has served as <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/11/01/paula-white-trumps-key-spiritual-adviser-reportedly-will-join-white-house/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">special adviser to the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative</a>.</p><p>Some noted on Twitter that evangelicals call all babies gifts from God. Others wondered whether White would support the abortion of a satanic pregnancy. </p><p>It was also unclear what constituted a satanic pregnancy. Did parents have to be members of some satanic church — or just  Democrats, some wondered. White has <a href="https://www.newsweek.com/trump-spiritual-adviser-paula-white-prays-against-presidents-opponents-suggests-they-operate-1470197?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">characterized “enemies” of Trump as aligned with evil</a>.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.churchofsatan.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Church of Satan</a>, which regularly demands religious parity for followers’ beliefs, tweeted to White that asking her “imaginary friend” to terminate someone else’s pregnancy against their will is “pretty messed up.”</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Asking your imaginary friend to terminate someone else’s pregnancy against their will is pretty messed up. <a href="https://t.co/iosaJniFgp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/iosaJniFgp</a></p>— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChurchofSatan/status/1221278603809214465?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>The White House did not respond to requests for comment. Trump attended the anti-abortion March for Life in Washington the same day the White sermon video was posted. </p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The President's spiritual advisor seems to be casting a spell for women to have miscarriages. <br><br>Is that what evangelicals do now?</p>— Griz (@grizatlcp) <a href="https://twitter.com/grizatlcp/status/1221261868871761921?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Maybes it’s just me, but commanding someone to miscarry doesn’t seem very pro-life in my book... <a href="https://t.co/bvmgNgjfQI" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/bvmgNgjfQI</a></p>— Libertarian-In-Chief (@ToddHagopian) <a href="https://twitter.com/ToddHagopian/status/1221299663678189568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No pregnancies are satanic. Every child is a gift from God. No one should ever pray for any woman to miscarry. No one should ever pray for evil or harm to befall another person. Jesus asked us to pray for our persecutors, not to curse them. To love our neighbors as ourselves. <a href="https://t.co/EZq9BwLV0v" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/EZq9BwLV0v</a></p>— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesMartinSJ/status/1221436968502022149?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Someone please ask Paula to explain the following: to be pro life you assume the baby is an innocent soul. Here, Paula is saying pregnancies are satanic and should die. How does Paula know people aren’t aborting satanic pregnancies? She is a heretic. A full blown heretic.</p>— CHOOSE HUMANITY 👑🌞🕊🌹 (@MB_LMMOG) <a href="https://twitter.com/MB_LMMOG/status/1221264301148667904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I want to point something out.<br>Christians are supposed to love unconditionally. Jesus said to love all.<br>This shows me otherwise.<br>And the idea that a woman who would use her position for something like this would have the ear of a world leader for an instant disgusts me.</p>— Amy Smith (@fireheather) <a href="https://twitter.com/fireheather/status/1221349009350189057?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Paula White has said that anyone who opposes Trump is satanic. So she's essentially just wishing any pregnant woman who is not a Trump supporter miscarries. How pro-life of her....</p>— Em (@emsawarrior) <a href="https://twitter.com/emsawarrior/status/1221247002488594432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Southern Baptist theologian and ethicist Russell D. Moore said that "Paula White is a charlatan and recognized as a heretic by every orthodox Christian, of whatever tribe.“</p>— Griffin (@Griffin9c) <a href="https://twitter.com/Griffin9c/status/1221262676065751042?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Every pregnancy is sacred apart from those that are "satanic". They can just go ahead and miscarry: a pretty vile thing to say in a world where women do miscarry.<br><br>This woman is a regular visitor to the White House, and advises Trump on "faith". <br><br>Welcome back to medieval times. <a href="https://t.co/efsCY9K1lN" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/efsCY9K1lN</a></p>— Michael Marshall Smith (@ememess) <a href="https://twitter.com/ememess/status/1221376238629150722?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I think that there is a more effective way to spread Jesus' name than to suggest that he would have wanted certain women to miscarry their children. Miscarriages hurt a lot and I don't think that as mere mortals, any mortal should be wishing that for another mortal. Good night❤️</p>— Shinjini (@SpeakerShinjini) <a href="https://twitter.com/SpeakerShinjini/status/1221292824097959936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Is she casting a spell?</p>— JohnRJohnson (@JohnRJohnson) <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnRJohnson/status/1221257505025585154?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sounds like she is asking God to destroy herself and Drumpf and the GOP....😳😳😇 <a href="https://t.co/Nfi0eeUJne" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/Nfi0eeUJne</a></p>— Edward Stull 🆘👊😎🇺🇸 (@stull_edward) <a href="https://twitter.com/stull_edward/status/1221293644482666496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I know this is real but I’m having a difficult time accepting it as reality.<br><br>Are there seriously people who follow this craziness? Who think this woman is a decent, truthful person who knows God?<br><br>Have they ever read the teachings of Jesus?<br><br>Do they have any sense of goodness?</p>— hypatia (@holdavision) <a href="https://twitter.com/holdavision/status/1221421478710796288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The 1933 Headline in the New York Times:<br><br>400,000 Germans to be Sterilized.<br>1700 Hereditary Health Courts Will Start Judging Cases of Alleged Unfit Jan. 1<br>Cardinal is to Protest<br>Questionnaire to Determine Idiocy asks about Form of State and Moral Views</p>— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) <a href="https://twitter.com/RWPUSA/status/1221448582743674880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I'm very much trying to control my anger. We the taxpayers provide for a criminal family working against the US. We provide the salary for a press secretary that only tweets or goes on Trump Propaganda News network. We provide the salary for this revolting excuse for an adviser.</p>— OceanGirl🌍🌎🌏🇺🇸🇦🇺🇬🇧🇮🇪 (@Salacia_sea) <a href="https://twitter.com/Salacia_sea/status/1221248702834204673?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Seems as though Evangelical Christians aren't as pro-life as they purport to be. May be an abortion loophole for the Christian Right? <br><br>"Dr., I need an abortion because this is a Satanic Baby"</p>— Rise of the Alien Queen (@rise_alien) <a href="https://twitter.com/rise_alien/status/1221274709863682049?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Isn't she part of the crowd that says that all pregnancies are a gift from god even the ones from rape? God is going to be pissed off that she is getting the message to the rubes all confused and shit. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TaxAllChurches?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#TaxAllChurches</a> if any woman has a miscarriage after this can they sue her?</p>— UncleTummy (@UncleTummyTX) <a href="https://twitter.com/UncleTummyTX/status/1221542180835282955?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Satanic pregnancies are a thing? How did I not know this?</p>— Kim Brill (@Kim_Brill) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kim_Brill/status/1221243946824863746?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Christianity of Jesus left people with more dignity and greater care; with healed wounds and fuller bellies, with calmed fears and quieted worries. It left a wake of generosity and compassion.<br><br>No, this isn't Christianity.<br><br>To hell with what this is.<a href="https://t.co/6TEMskvjS3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/6TEMskvjS3</a></p>— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) <a href="https://twitter.com/johnpavlovitz/status/1221280817634213889?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is what true possession looks like.</p>— Steve Blum (@blumspew) <a href="https://twitter.com/blumspew/status/1221520528088821763?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I wonder if she's pregnant. 🤔</p>— Kerry McNasty ™ (@kerrymcnasty) <a href="https://twitter.com/kerrymcnasty/status/1221532921393119233?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2020</a></blockquote></div><section><h5></h5><div></div></section>

Critics continued to erupt Sunday following a video post of Donald Trump’s controversial spiritual adviserPaula White preaching for all “Satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now.”

“In the name of Jesus, we command all Satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now,” White, a Florida televangelist, said in a video of the Jan. 5 sermon posted Friday on Twitter by Right Wing Watch. She declared that “strange winds ... sent to hurt the church ... sent against our president, sent against myself ... we break it by the superior blood of Jesus right now.”

After an uproar ensued, White insisted Sunday in a tweet she was speaking metaphorically, and praying for evil — or satanic — plans to be destroyed, not for actual miscarriages.

But for those who understand English, White’s apparent call for miscarriage was a startling kind of “spell” from someone who purports to be anti-abortion. Since November, White has served as special adviser to the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative.

Some noted on Twitter that evangelicals call all babies gifts from God. Others wondered whether White would support the abortion of a satanic pregnancy. 

It was also unclear what constituted a satanic pregnancy. Did parents have to be members of some satanic church — or just  Democrats, some wondered. White has characterized “enemies” of Trump as aligned with evil.

The Church of Satan, which regularly demands religious parity for followers’ beliefs, tweeted to White that asking her “imaginary friend” to terminate someone else’s pregnancy against their will is “pretty messed up.”

The White House did not respond to requests for comment. Trump attended the anti-abortion March for Life in Washington the same day the White sermon video was posted. 

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/donald-trumps-spiritual-adviser-satanic-pregnancies-to-miscarry_au_5e2f5847c5b6d34ea103cfab

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