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Charlatan appointed Trump’s Christian policy advisor

Charlatan appointed Trump’s Christian policy advisor

Frank Amedia, of Touch Heaven Ministries in Ohio, above, is a self-proclaimed faith-healing prophet who believes he can perform ‘miracles’, including controlling the weather.

According to this report, Trump has taken on Amedia as his new “liaison for Christian policy”.

Amedia is a controversial televangelist associated with the New Apostolic Reformation. His biography on his church’s website claims he has “gifts of knowledge, healing, and discernment”, and is capable of performing “healings” and “miracles.”

The biography reads:

Frank Amedia is called as an Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist, Teacher, and Minister in sound biblical doctrine with gifts of knowledge, healing, and discernment … For over two decades, his clarity of vision, prophetic insight, and revelations of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God in the scriptures have been an enormous blessing to a worldwide audience.

Enabled by this extensive experience, Pastor Frank has a unique perspective on the parallel journey of the Church and Israel as he is called as one to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord. Thousands of wondrous records of miraculous testimonies of healings, deliverances, re-creative miracles, and physical gifts follow him wherever he goes, even as he gives all of the Glory to God his Father, Jesus his Messiah, and the Holy Spirit.

In addition to his self-proclaimed faith-healing abilities, Amedia also claims to be able to control natural events like the weather. On a television programme aired in 2012, Amedia claimed to have single-handedly stopped waves from the 2011 tsunami in Japan from hitting a Hawaiian island where his daughter was at the time. He boasted that the waves instead moved on to devastate another island.

It is reported here that Ameida recently facilitated a meeting with a Mario Bramnick, a representative of the National Hispanic Leadership Conference, an evangelical group which has been highly critical of Trump’s anti-Latino, anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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While Trump may not be popular with Latinos, victory prayers are being said for him in India.

Earlier this month around a dozen members of a right-wing Indian Hindu group lit a ritual fire and chanted mantras asking the Hindu gods to help Trump win the US presidential election.

They were impressed with Trump’s calls for temporarily banning Muslims from America and cracking down on extremist groups.

Said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group:

The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it. Only Donald Trump can save humanity.

16 responses to “Charlatan appointed Trump’s Christian policy advisor”

  1. CoastalMaineBird says:

    Well, good. It’s about time somebody did something about the weather.

  2. Trevor Blake says:

    Pastor Amedia certainly seems like a powerful wizard. But to use magic spells as he claims to have done does not make him appear to be a kind or thoughtful wizard. Not in like the invisible monster that lives in the sky which gives him his powers.

    I have found a third party claiming Pastor Amedia has a role in the Trump administration. I have not found Trump or his staff confirming this claim. Using my non-magical powers of guessing and reason, I predict the claim of this third party will be discovered to not be true.

  3. Broga says:

    Amedia is one hell of a guy. He must be telling the truth based on the same kind of thinking that Jesus must be the son of God. The claims are so outrageous that no one would dare make them if they were not true.

  4. Tubes says:

    “claimed to have single-handedly stopped waves from the 2011 tsunami in Japan from hitting a Hawaiian island where his daughter was at the time. He boasted that the waves instead moved on to devastate another island.”

    What a selfish bastard, why couldn’t he have stopped them from hitting any islands?

  5. H3r3tic says:

    The fact that there is a nominally sane person out there who claims that “only Donald Trump can save humanity” makes me weep for the future of out species. We’re fucked man, screwed by our or own predilection for ignorance, dismissal of scientific thinking and general religious fuckwittery. Only this kind of thing gives me hope that we may, as a species, continue to evolve http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/23/no-religion-outnumber-christians-england-wales-study

  6. David Anderson says:

    Tubes; That’s what I thought. What a lovely example of Christian morals. Let’s hope that he is the fat man standing on the bridge who can be pushed off to stop the train.

  7. Newspaniard says:

    An American Rasputin?

  8. Cali Ron says:

    OMG: ” Only Donald Trump can save humanity.” I almost spit up my coffee when I saw that. I think it’s the other way around, humanity needs to be saved from his Orangeness.

    Apparently crazy charismatic Pastor Frank isn’t happy with just “speaking in tongues”, he now believes he’s an apostle, prophet, and faith healer, stating that AIDS is caused by “unnatural sex” and can be avoided by practicing a “wholesome life”. The list of American politicians associated with the movement reads like a who’s who of bat shit crazy christian politicos: Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Sam Brownback, and Ted Cruz.

    C. Peter Wagner, who is credited with starting the name New Apostolic Reformation, says the movement has “ministries of spiritual warfare” and as an example of this warfare he claims that God acted through him to end mad-cow disease in Germany. Now if only he could cure his own mad christian disease the world could be spared his delusions.

    Like H3r3tic said, “religious fuckwittery”.

  9. Broga says:

    @H3r3tic: The no religion outnumbering the superstitionists is encouraging. But we still have 26 bishops at £300 a day interfering in legislation in the House of Lords. And the BBC drenches us with Christian verbiage every Sunday as if we were all Christians.

    I have little hope for my species. Barbara Tuchman’s splendid “The March of Folly” gives many examples of the insistence of humans acting against their best interests in the face of all the evidence that there is a better way.

    I think religion will finish us unless the meteorite strikes first. If that is on the way watch the churches filled to overflowing. But maybe that would be the time for Almedia to use his powers.

  10. barriejohn says:

    People are saying that this knocks on the head any idea that Donald Trump might favour LGBT rights, but did anyone seriously believe that he would? As with so many policy areas, his stance seems to depend upon which side of the bed he got out in the morning.

  11. AgentCormac says:

    ‘People are saying that this knocks on the head any idea that Donald Trump might favour LGBT rights…’

    It also knocks on the head any idea that Donald Trump is sane.

  12. AgentCormac says:

    BTW, interesting BBC News interview with Dawkins for those who fancy a read.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36358104

  13. barriejohn says:

    Evangelicals are claiming him as one of their own:

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/05/24/some-evangelicals-think-donald-trump-is-one-of-theirs-because-of-how-he-points-at-rallies/

    “Someday, and that day may never come, I’ll call upon you to do a service for me.”

  14. 1859 says:

    ‘Only Donald Trump can save humanity ‘ – I beg to radically differ. The man is disgusting. He has the moral outlook of a bigot. He screams ungrammatical garbage. His policy statements are meaningless cliches glued together with finger puppetry. He changes his mind to suit his audience’s prejudices. He is an unapologetic sexist and always appears with two barby dolls either side of him and they stand there smiling with plastic grins on their botoxed faces. Only his money and not his brains have got him this far. Donald Trump would destroy – not save – humanity.

  15. Brian Jordan says:

    ” is a self-proclaimed faith-healing prophet who believes he can perform ‘miracles’, including controlling the weather.”
    Believes? Shouldn’t that be “claims”?
    As for Trump setting him on, it could just be cynical vote-chasing. I’ve not studied Trump but I’ve not previously noticed any overt religiosity and, needing someone on-side, had to take what he could get.

  16. Trump doesn’t care about Christianity or homosexuality. He simply wants to save America. Vote Trump.