Backlash and questions were raised at a news conference with Louisville faith leaders Wednesday after Pastor Bob Rodgers of Evangel World Prayer Center declared a curse upon those who he claims ‘stole the election’ from President Donald Trump.
“Father those that have lied, those that have stolen this election, those that have cheated, I place the curse of God upon them,” Rodgers said at the church service. The video of it has since made rounds on the internet. “I curse you with weakness in your body. I curse you with poverty. I cursed you with the worst year you’ve ever had in the name of the Lord.”
Pastor Timothy Findley Jr. of Kingdom Fellowship Christian Life Center led the news conference alongside other local faith leaders. They called on Rodgers to “repent himself” and called on members of his congregation to stop attending his services.
“Confess that you have gone too far,” Dr. Frank Smith said of Christ’s Church For Our Community. “Lead your people to truly a sound theology not tainted with Democratic patriotism but rather based on the sacrificial blood from the cross.”
WHAS11 talked to Rodgers on Tuesday to ask if he still stands by his words.
“This is a prayer not to curse people but to curse the demonic forces that people have allowed to rule them that would harm a nation,” Rodgers said. “I do pray that trouble will come to them if they don’t repent and that they will turn from their wicked ways.”
Pastor Findley called Rodgers’ words “wicked” and said the timing of his message increases danger.
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SOURCE: WHAS 11, Senait Gebregiorgis