Imagine if a Republican member of Congress was a trained faith healer for a religious group that claims it has resurrected the dead and healed thousands of folks suffering from AIDS, cancer, paralysis, and other serious illnesses.
One could almost envision CNN’s onscreen tracker estimating the number of people who may have died by being diverted from medical treatment.
In reality, there is lawmaker who spent years working as a faith healer for the group described above, according to The Washington Free Beacon. A Democratic lawmaker. A person who was celebrated in the media as a Black Lives Matter organizer before being elected to Congress. A member who quickly joined “the squad,” a collection of radical left lawmakers led by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
U.S. Rep. Cory Bush, D-Mo., founded and served as pastor at the St. Louis chapter of the Kingdom Embassy International church from 2011 to 2014, according to the Free Beacon, which cited corporate records and her LinkedIn page.
Ndifon, the presiding apostle of Kingdom Embassy International churches, which is based in Rhode Island, told the online news outlet that he trained Bush to become a faith healer after she started attending his events in St. Louis in 2011, the article said.
The apostle said Bush started conducting healings and opened the St. Louis chapter.
“She continued having meetings even when I left St. Louis. She continued healing the sick, she would send the reports,” Ndifon explained. “Once in a while, cases they can’t handle, they would send to me.”
He also claimed he cured Bush of a serious case of COVID-19 last year after she called from her hospital bed — his teachings claim illnesses are the result of demonic forces that must be expelled from the body, the Free Beacon reported.
“Cori, she had COVID, and she called me from the hospital,” Ndifon said. “And 30 minutes later, she was breathing. Healed. It was that simple.”
Another member of the congregation, who goes by the name “Chris Chris” on Facebook, posted a video on April 7, 2020, recounting Bush being healed by Ndifon.
Filmed at the church’s Rhode Island headquarters, the man said Bush “just called the embassy and she got cured of coronavirus right over the phone.”
“We just murdered coronavirus, son! We just murdered it,” Chris continued. “I don’t care, bring people with AIDS. Bring the paralyzed people. The paralyzed people are gonna get healed and start breakdancing. The AIDS people, they’re gonna be able to donate blood.”
“That’s why I walk in confidence without no face mask,” he would add. “That’s why I walk in confidence with no gloves.”
Surprisingly, Rep. Bush did not respond to the Free Beacon’s request for comment.
Social media users, on the other hand, had plenty to say:
— Tim Hoffman (@thesweetlycool) May 17, 2021
Makes sense that the lady who used “birthing person” instead of mother believes in faith healing. https://t.co/Yk2jLQmOfn
— Rabbit Å (@rabbitrun60) May 17, 2021
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 17, 2021
Imagine if Trump said this and how the the mainstream media would react.
— Jon Bassoff (@CoachJEB18) May 17, 2021
In a world where Critical Theory is mainstream, this is entirely uncontroversial, because there are “other ways of knowing” that are just a valid as actual science.
— D. E. Brown (@Derek_esq) May 17, 2021
Remember when The only thing the media ever talked about for 4 years in regards to Mike Pence was that he held traditional mainstream evangelical Christian beliefs? Cori Bush happens to be everything they pretended pence was yet you will not see this story from any major outlet
— Michael A. 🐺 (@WolffintheWild) May 17, 2021
This story would be headlining CNN if it was about a Republican. https://t.co/JS6D0KrQbS
— Jeremy Hughes (@jeremybhughes) May 17, 2021
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