"Listen, partners, we don't have a flu season. We've got a duck season, a deer season, but we don't have a flu season." ~Gloria Copeland
If you belong to a church that promotes this kind of anti-intellectual, anti-science thinking you need to run. Anyone trying to convince you that praying the flu away is an effective medical strategy doesn't understand the reason God gave us a brain.
Gloria Copeland didn't misspeak. The fact that this video is still on the Kenneth Copeland Ministries Facebook page proves the church stands behind her statement. The current flu strain has killed over 2,000 people nation wide: 53 of those who died were children. This isn't something to play with. If the church can't correct this kind of faulty theology what are we good for? This kind of hermeneutical malpractice can kill people. We need to do better.