Despite his lock on the Republican nomination, Donald Trump has had some trouble gaining the support of the Religious Right. In order to boost his support among one of the Republican Party’s key constituencies, Trump has reached out to several evangelical pastors. One of the most interesting of these pastors is Frank Amedia. In addition to being Trump’s “liaison for Christian policy,” Amedia is a self-proclaimed “prophet” and “apostle”whose brand of Christianity is certainly an odd one.
In the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, Amedia suggested that Christian organizations should stop giving aid to non-Christians if they don’t convert. We don’t remember Jesus telling people they had to convert before he fed them the fish and bread, but then again, we aren’t “prophets,” so maybe Amedia has a special-edition Bible. As outrageous as his statements about Haiti were, they don’t compare to his claims that he has the power to control the weather
In 2011, Amedia’s daughter was visiting Hawaii when an earthquake off the coast of Japan caused a massive tidal wave to head toward the island. Amedia said he sensed his daughter was in danger and commanded the waters to move past Hawaii and spare her.
‘I stood at the edge of my bed and I said, ‘In the name of Jesus, I declare that tsunami to stop now,” he recalls in the video. “And I specifically said, ‘I declare those waters to recede,’ and I said, ‘Father, that is my child, I am your child, I’m coming to you now and asking you to preserve her.’ Apostle, it was seen by 400 people on a cliff. It was on YouTube, it was actually on the news that that tsunami stopped 200 feet off of shore. Even after having sucked the waters in, it churned and it went on and did devastation in the next island’
Apparently, Amedia didn’t think or care to ask God to stop the tsunami all-together, but maybe his weather controlling powers operate via nepotism?
Here’s the full video if you want to check it out for yourself:
Featured image is a screenshot from the video.