In a live stream last week, right-wing pastor Jonathan Shuttlesworth told his followers not to worry about coronavirus because “America will be minimally affected thanks to President Donald Trump’s support for Israel. But he also said certain parts of the U.S. will be exempt because liberal states “have chosen to give God the middle finger.”
“If it’s a plan from the deep state to practice shutting America down [for] population control, it will fail,” Shuttlesworth told his audience, according to Right Wing Watch. “The Lord looks at the plans of the wicked and laughs, and men can’t override God’s blessing.”
“If God is for you, who can be against you?” he asked his followers. “Read the Bible. A nation doesn’t have to be run by a perfect man for God to give goodness to a nation. ‘I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you.’ Even Trump’s critics would have to say that he honors Israel. Now they can say, ‘He just does it to appeal to the Christian [base].'”
Then he criticized former President Barack Obama for honoring “the enemies of Israel.”
“Trump honors Israel, and it’s a massive difference. And because of that, I predict America will be minimally affected by coronavirus,” Shuttlesworth said.
Except for those liberal states who flipped God the finger, he added.
“I exclude from my prediction the Pacific Northwest, California, and New York because in a God-honoring nation, those are four places that have chosen to give God the middle finger in the shape of an Empire State Building lit up in pink to celebrate the passage of the legislation that you can kill a baby,” he said. “So if it did hit Washington State hard, with that government there, Oregon, with that government, California. Let me tell you: your government matters. If it hits New York, you will not see me surprised.”
Watch the video below, from Right Wing Watch.