President Donald Trump's spiritual advisor, Paula White, has made some odd claims before, but a recent one is taking the cake.
Around the time that Trump became the first sitting President to address the annual anti-abortion March for Life, a video showed White praying to God with a downright bizarre request.
“We command all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now” — Special Adviser to the White House Faith and Opportuni… https://t.co/XWWNb1RMyg— Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons (@Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons)1579993837.0
"In the name of Jesus, we command all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now. We declare that anything that has been conceived in satanic wombs that it miscarry. It will not be able to carry forth any plan of destruction."
It's unclear exactly what White meant by "satanic pregnancies" and "satanic wombs," but many took her at her word: That people she believes God to deem evil should suffer a miscarriage.
White later claimed on Twitter that this wasn't the case.
I don't normally respond but clearly this has been taken out of context. I was praying Eph 6:12 that we wrestle not… https://t.co/O2ah1ZNNyM— Paula White-Cain (@Paula White-Cain)1580053007.0
That is- any plans to hurt people. Let's be clear what is really going on... this is a disingenuous attempt to use… https://t.co/8KSpNvwrsJ— Paula White-Cain (@Paula White-Cain)1580053007.0
White claimed that she was speaking metaphorically, but people weren't absolving her.
No pregnancies are satanic. Every child is a gift from God. No one should ever pray for any woman to miscarry. No o… https://t.co/THMMxJrxIp— James Martin, SJ (@James Martin, SJ)1580048241.0
It was not taken out of context. You said what you said. Own it. You clearly believe some fetuses don't deserve to… https://t.co/K96G5d9D8N— JayQwellin (@JayQwellin)1580097855.0
Perhaps, then, you should avoid metaphors that are incredibly and deeply painful for many. A miscarried pregnancy t… https://t.co/KiA0UORltO— Dianna E. Anderson 🏳️🌈 (@Dianna E. Anderson 🏳️🌈)1580064674.0
You can't un-ring a bell. https://t.co/i7XlKjvFNt— In Left Field 🌊 📚🏊🏖🍸 (@In Left Field 🌊 📚🏊🏖🍸)1580120943.0
So... what exactly is the proper context for discussing the miscarriage of satanic pregnancies? https://t.co/jyxrtRfmI1— DP Cummerbund (@DP Cummerbund)1580084954.0
Don't quote scripture to support your nonsense. Please. Leave scripture out of this. You claim to have been taken… https://t.co/v3aVt1IFJn— Tad_ (@Tad_)1580069182.0
To some, White's stance highlighted the hypocrisy of many so-called pro-lifers.
This is perfectly compatible with the anti-abortion view. The main thing is making sure women do not have control,… https://t.co/psfIK8RAQY— Amanda Marcotte (@Amanda Marcotte)1580145170.0
At some point, the UNHINGED RIGHT will be unpleased that their prayers go unanswered and start conducting Witch Tri… https://t.co/vJSUuBLriP— TheUnknownCritic (@TheUnknownCritic)1580136961.0
Ok, now I am really confused. The lunatic White House faith advisor is calling for some at risk (satanic) pregnanc… https://t.co/gvK5xR50Qq— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1580005004.0
Wait a sec. So all you have to do for abortion to be okay is to call it a SATANIC pregnancy? https://t.co/Gr0KIG53CY— random facts girl. (@random facts girl.)1580005908.0
White has previously bragged that when she walks on White House grounds, God does too. According to White, the President loves her so much, he previously sought to build a glass megachurch for her.
God has yet to comment on White's words.