Ohio State Rep. Matt Hood Says ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Opponents Are Pawns of Satan

Today’s episode of “The Jim Bakker Show” featured an interview with Religious Right activist Janet Porter and Ohio state Rep. Ron Hood, who celebrated the recent enactment of Ohio’s anti-choice “Heartbeat Bill.”

Porter is the longtime right-wing activist who is behind the recent spate of heartbeat bills, which are radical pieces of anti-choice legislation that ban abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is often before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. Hood, who was one of the key sponsors of the Ohio bill and worked closely with Porter to push for its passage, declared on Bakker’s program that those who oppose such pieces of legislation “are being oppressed by satanic spirits.”

“This is a spiritual battle,” Hood said. “It’s God’s people and it is the powers of darkness and the enemy and that’s what we’re up against. That’s what we’re going to have to continue to fight. But we have to remember who the enemy is. It’s spiritual. The enemy is Satan. These people full of hate? These people are victims, they’re under spiritual attack and they need [to be] freed. They need our prayers. They need to be freed from this spiritual attack and that’s why they’re on the side they’re on. They’re deceived.”

“Our enemy is Satan,” Hood added later in the program. “Satan is a liar, so let’s not be surprised that they lie. We’ve got to get over this shock and awe and pick ourselves up off the ground and realize we’re in a war. There is a reason why we have to put on the whole armor of God, because we are in a war. It is a spiritual war. Our weapons are not carnal. There is evil out there. Those that we fight in the flesh and blood, those are people that are being oppressed by satanic spirits. They need [to be] freed, they need the Gospel, they need Jesus.”