Televangelist Gloria Copeland is drawing criticism for advising people to "inoculate" themselves with the word of God in regards to the flu. She then adds "Jesus gave us a flu shot".
"We got a duck season, a deer season, but we don't have a flu season".
"Put words, inoculate yourself with the word of God". And we receive it and we take it, and we are healed by his stripes.
If you're wondering when the Copeland church is going to turn into a CDC nightmare, it's already happened at least once-in 2013, the church suffered a significant measles outbreak in which 21 unvaccinated members became infected.
The video went viral mainly as a laughing matter, but comments posted below it show that many share Copeland's trust in faith-based flu vaccinations.
Oliver told viewers that Parker had not unreasonably interpreted the sermons.
An exception is Gloria Copeland.
"We know what's wrong with you. Do you want to do that, or do you want to sit in here on a Saturday morning, hear the word of God, let faith come into your heart and be healed?"
"For the past three weeks, the entire country has been experiencing lots of flu, all at the same time", said Dan Jernigan, director of the Influenza Division at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, part of the CDC. One Fort Worth man lost nine fingers and both feet due to flu complications, according to KXAS-TV.
Meanwhile, at last count, 54 deaths in Dallas County have been attributed to flu-related illness, as have 23 more in Tarrant County.
Using a verse from the Bible to make her point, Copeland said followers were already healed by Jesus' stripes, but for those who are dealing with the flu, she prayed for them.
Back in January, Paula White, who heads up the president's evangelical advisory committee, suggested making a donation to her ministries to honor the religious principle of "first fruit", which she said is the idea that all firsts belong to God, including the first harvest and the first month of a person's salary.
The Copeland Ministries church now has 1.5 million Facebook followers, 333,000 Twitter followers, over 72,000 YouTuber subscribers, and several branches around the world. "And No. 2, because they don't do what that Word tells them to do".