Televangelist Pat Robertson announced on Feb. 15 that people who oppose President Donald Trump are also opposing God's plan (video below).
Robertson made his declaration while wondering if former President Barack Obama, other Democrats and the media were part of an anti-Trump conspiracy against retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who resigned from his position as national security adviser on Feb. 13, notes Right Wing Watch.
Robertson referenced the Book of Jeremiah in the Bible, in which God told people to serve King Nebuchadnezzar, and Psalm 2:2, in which kings and rulers worked against God and his anointed.
Robertson then applied those 2,000-year-old Bible verses to Trump's current day opposition:
The Lord’s plan is being put in place for America and these people are not only revolting against Trump, they’re revolting against what God’s plan is for America. These other people have been trying to destroy America. These left-wingers and so-called progressives are trying to destroy the country that we love and take away the freedoms they love.
They want collectivism. They want socialism. What we’re looking at is free markets and freedom from this terrible, overarching bureaucracy. They want to fight as much as they can, but I think the good news is the Bible says, "He that sits in the heavens will laugh them to scorn," and I think that Trump’s someone on his side that is a lot more powerful than the media.
Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network has been receiving a tax-exempt status from the federal government since 1961, noted the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in 2005.
In more religion and Trump-related news, the Family Police Alliance, the political arm of the Christian-based Focus on the Family, is calling on the president to sign a religious freedom executive order.
The Family Policy Alliance website asserts this is needed because "[i]ndividuals in several states had their livelihood threatened because they refused to compromise their faith to participate in same-sex weddings."
The Family Policy Alliance also went on to say that the "Little Sisters of the Poor were forced to sue the government for [trying] to force them to provide contraceptives in their healthcare plans -- a violation of the teaching of their Catholic faith."
The Little Sisters of the Poor chose to sue the federal government rather than fill out a two-page exemption form stating their objection, which would have turned the obligation for contraceptives over to a third-party provider, noted The Atlantic.