Televangelist Rodney Howard-Browne’s “Celebrate America” event kicked off over the Fourth of July weekend, bringing Religious Right speakers together in Washington D.C. with predictable messages about how gay rights will doom America.
One speaker, Pastor Kwabena Sarpong of Winners Chapel International Maryland, said that while the U.S. was established with spiritual “power,” the country is now in decline because “they have taken power out of it.” A Religious Right revival, Sarpong explained, would bring America back to greatness … and even cure HIV.
“Thank God for you and I that we are in this nation, we are taking the revival. Until they see power, they will not believe in your God,” he said. “When they have toiled and they can’t find any cure to HIV and they come to the church and you lay hands and they start walking, they will see power and they will all run to the House of God for the Bible says in the Last Days all shall run.”