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Christian pastor declares ‘Jesus’ is the true vaccine — later says he got his shots anyway

Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, contracted COVID back in October after hosting indoor services that didn’t enforce mask mandates and other guidelines.

When Hagee recovered and returned to hosting services in November, nothing much changed as far as his church’s COVID guidelines were concerned. Speaking to his congregation, Hagee — in the wake of his illness — said that all they need to avoid contracting the virus is to trust Jesus.

“I bring under the authority of Jesus Christ every sickness and every disease and especially the COVID thing that’s sweeping this nation,” he said at the time. “We have a vaccine. The name is Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Let Him sweep through this country and heal the righteous who dare to ask for it. Heal our church members. Restore them rapidly. Let the name of Jesus Christ be exalted, because He is Lord over all.”

But in a statement to ABC News last week, Hagee’s staff “clarified” that he’s getting vaccinated.

“Pastor Hagee himself is taking the vaccine,” said Hagee Ministries spokesperson Ari Morgenstern. “Pastor Hagee believes in both the power of prayer and modern medicine. These are not mutually exclusive.”

Thanks for the clarification.

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