Megachurch pastor Paula White has been described as Donald Trump’s Spiritual adviser. If so, one can understand the attraction. White’s prayers sound a lot like Trump’s tweets. White gave the opening prayer for Trump’s kickoff rally and called for the destruction of “Demonic networks” in the name of Jesus. The only thing White did not proclaim is that Trump is actually the Archangel Michael.
White proclaimed “Let every demonic network that has aligned itself against the purpose, against the calling of President Trump, let it be broken, let it be torn down in the name of Jesus.”
I did not think that it could get much worse than Trump calling reporters and networks “traitors” and the “enemy of the people.” However, White is actually praying to God to intervene with “Demonic” media. She also declared that Trump would overcome the hellish plans of his opponents who she described as “the enemy”: “I declare that President Trump will overcome every strategy from hell and every strategy from the enemy.” She finished by declaring that Trump’s victory would be a “victory in the name which is above every name … the name of Jesus Christ.”
White is a proponent of prosperity theology and has been called a heretic and charlatan by other religious figures. She held an early prayer vigil for Trump to support his candidacy, including another highly controversial “prosperity gospel” preacher, Kenneth Copeland, who we have previously discussed.
The prayer this week was unnerving in its mix of hyperbolic rhetoric with religious zealotry. It was hard to tell the difference between Trump hyperbolic tweets and White’s prayer to the Almighty.