During a Wednesday evening program on the election, Pastor George Pearsons, a television preacher, claimed that God was unhappy about what happened, suggesting that God was particularly angry about the losses of President Donald Trump in key states.
Pearsons, who is the son-in-law of Kenneth Copeland, a television preacher and senior pastor of Eagle Mountain International Church in Texas, spoke during a Victory Channel program. Right Wing Watch first reported on Pearsons’ remarks.
“‘I am not happy about what you are doing to my nation, and I am not happy about what you are doing to my husband’ – now he is talking about Mr. Trump. He gave in to me. He has tried hard to follow my word. And I’m not happy about what’s going on right now,'” said Pearsons, noting that he was speaking in the name of God.
“‘Watch me at work,'” said the pastor, explaining that God had declared
“‘Lord, we will see you at work,’ said Pearsons in response to God. “‘We will see you working in the midst of it. And we will call on the name of Jesus and take authority over the powers and principalities and the spirit of communism that is trying to infiltrate, overtake and attack this nation, right now.
Washington Newsday turned to Pearsons’ church for further comment, but did not receive an immediate response.
Trump’s personal spiritual advisor, Pastor Paula White, led a passionate prayer service on Tuesday to secure Trump’s re-election. White denounced what she called “demonic confederations” “who are trying to steal Trump’s election.
White Evangelical Christians have been an important source of support since Trump’s 2016 campaign, when about 80 percent supported his election. An initial survey conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool found that support for the president by the congregation had declined somewhat over the past four years, reaching 75 percent.
Although the vast majority of white Evangelicals may support Trump, opinions are divided within the broader Christian community in America. Surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center from September 30 to October 5 showed that 41 percent of Protestant Christians supported Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, while 54 percent supported Trump. Among American Catholics, a narrow majority (51 percent) supported Biden and 44 percent supported Trump.
In the meantime, many Christians have spoken out strongly against Trump and his administration. The organization Faithful America, which describes itself as the largest online Christian community fighting for social justice, launched a petition at the end of October in which it rejected “the hatred and discrimination of the current government”. More than 13,800 Christians have signed the petition by the time it was written.
“As Christians, we are called to love God and to love our neighbor in everything we do, including on election day,” Nathan Empsall, director of the Faithful America campaign, who is a bishopric priest, said Monday in an e-mail to Washington Newsday. “This means that we use our ballots to stand up for the values that Jesus taught: Love, justice, dignity and empathy – fundamental Christian values that Donald Trump considers weakness,” Empsall said.