Paula White prays for ‘Satanic pregnancies to miscarry’ — Church of Satan says asking God to abort someone’s baby is ‘messed up’

Christian pastor Paula White, who is a “spiritual adviser” to President Trump, thinks there’s more than just politics behind the Democrats’ impeachment effort against the president. She thinks there are demons involved, and she routinely characterizes opposition to Trump as being inspired and driven by Satan — which is a growing theme within Trump’s far-right cult of evangelical supporters.

White’s penchant for mixing politics and the spirit realm went viral this week after a video from a January 5 sermon was shared by Right Wing Watch, where she calls on Jesus to “command all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now.”

“We declare that anything that’s been conceived in satanic wombs, that it will miscarry, it will not be able to carry forth any plan of destruction, any plan of harm,” White told an audience of faithful congregants.

Not too long after the video made the rounds, the hashtag #satanicpregnancy started gaining steam, with people mocking the odd belief system of one of Trump’s most devoted evangelical supporters.

The Church of Satan (not to be confused with the Satanic Temple) chimed in as well.

“Asking your imaginary friend to terminate someone else’s pregnancy against their will is pretty messed up,” read a post from the church’s official Twitter account.

In a rare response, White said that she was just being metaphorical.

“I don’t normally respond but clearly this has been taken out of context,” White tweeted this Sunday. “I was praying [Ephesians] 6:12 that we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Anything that has been conceived by demonic plans, for it to be cancelled and not prevail in your life…”

Fair enough. But it still doesn’t change the fact that elevating Trump as some figure that God smiles on is incredibly stupid and dangerous.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.