Christian pastor to evangelicals: ‘Trump’s behavior is none of our business — it’s our business to pray’

Right-wing evangelical pastor Kenneth Copeland began the New Year by scolding Christians who find fault with President Trump. Copeland, 83, is an avowed Trump supporter, having dined with Trump at the White House alongside several other religious leaders. Like Trump, he enjoys the trappings of wealth (replete with a private jet) and his net worth is valued at $760 million. He’s a firm believer in “prosperity gospel,” an idea that equates wealth with blessings from God, notes Right Wing Watch.

So he’s taken the opportunity to tell his followers that while they may not understand what Trump is doing, they had better refrain from criticizing him.

“I see and hear the lies and people don’t understand why he does what he does,” he said in a stern browbeating tone. “That’s none of your business! It’s our business to pray!”

Here’s the video below.

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Megan Hamilton

Megan Hamilton has traveled extensively throughout the Southern United States, Mexico, and parts of Central America. A lifelong atheist, these travels have informed her political views. She currently lives in a remote location with a large herd of cats and four dogs.