Paula White has caused worldwide attention for comments made about pregnancies to satanists, stating that she ‘commands all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now.”
White is more than just another megachurch pastor and author. As one of Donald Trump’s spiritual advisors, she has a power and voice that few other pastors do. With greater profile comes greater focus on your activities, and so the video that has surfaced has been picked up by all major media outlets.
“We command all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now” — Special Adviser to the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative Paula White pic.twitter.com/gtdZyGfkxy— Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons (@GuthrieGF) January 25, 2020
The video of her preaching comments that, “We command any 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.”
The controversial preacher, a televangelist turned official member of the Trump administration, is one of the more controversial megachurch pastors of the current generation.
White did respond to the criticism, stating, “I don’t normally respond but clearly this has been taken out of context. I was praying Eph 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…”
I don't normally respond but clearly this has been taken out of context. I was praying Eph 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… https://t.co/tKEUs4muwZ— Paula White-Cain (@Paula_White) January 26, 2020
White has been a personal minister to Donald Trump after he watched her TV show; he first contacted White by telephone in 2002. He brought her to Atlantic City on multiple occasions for private Bible studies, and he has appeared on her television show. White was credited in June 2016 by James Dobson as having converted Trump to Christianity.
White was part of Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board during his campaign for President, and she provided the invocation prayer during Trump’s inauguration ceremony. Since Trump took office, White has served as one of the president’s spiritual advisors and has held Oval Office prayer circles with him. White, with assistance from her own ministry board advisor, Jack Graham, has had an ongoing spiritual collaboration with Trump. White enthusiastically supported Trump’s 2017 decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
White has suggested that political opponents of Donald Trump “operate in sorcery and witchcraft” and that “Any persons [or] entities that are aligned against the president will be exposed and dealt with and overturned by the superior blood of Jesus”. She has suggested that criticism of her belief is “a political ploy just to hurt our president”.