In typical Kenneth Copeland fashion, the notorious televangelist has asked viewers for money to purchase a private jet so he can avoid vaccine mandates.
On Tuesday during a “VICTORYthon” fundraiser, Copeland said he needs a private jet in order to travel freely without following vaccine mandates, which he calls “the mark of the beast.”
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Attempting to justify his request, Copeland said, “You get into this situation, ‘We’re not gonna let you fly unless you’re vaccinated.’ Well, to me, that’s the mark of the beast.”
“Not the vaccination,” Copeland later (sort of) clarified. “I’m not taking the vaccination, but you can do what you wanna do.”
He unfortunately didn’t elaborate any further, but it seems as if he believes the requirement to be vaccinated is the “mark of the beast.” We won’t enter into the theological debates of the mark, but just remind you that according to Revelations 13, the mark of beast is the “number of a man, and his number is 666.” The Bible does not mention a travel vaccine mandate.
This isn’t the first time Copeland has asked for viewers to buy him a private jet. In an interview with Inside Edition in 2019, Copeland claimed he needed a private jet so he wouldn’t have to fly commercial with “a bunch of demons.” He has also said he needs to fly commercial because “too many people” want to talk with him.
Inside Edition reported he already owned three private jets and an airport, so it’s really unclear why Copeland needs another private jet. But as we all know, if there’s one thing Kenneth Copeland is going to do, it’s twist Scripture to get some financial support.