Rodney Howard-Browne is a right-wing pastor and radical conspiracy theorist who laid hands upon and prayed over President Trump in the Oval Office last year and who is probably best known for leading a so-called “Holy Laughter” revival in Florida in the 1990s.
Over the course of several weeks, Howard-Browne led multiple church services during which attendees were reportedly so overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit that they collapsed into fits of uncontrollable laughter. Some Christian critics have declared that Howard-Browne’s “revival” was nothing more than heresy and Howard-Browne lashed out at them recently, warning that they are going to hell for blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
During an appearance on Sheila Zilinsky’s podcast yesterday, Howard-Browne was asked how he deals with the “complete jackals” who criticize his Holy Laughter revival and he responded by warning his critics about the unpardonable sin mentioned by Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels.
“That’s a full-blown attack on the Holy Spirit,” he said. “I’m telling you right now, they’re blaspheming the Holy Ghost. Jesus said, ‘Whatever is said against me will be forgiven, whatever is said against my Father will be forgiven, but whatever is said against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, not in this world or the world to come.'”
“Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is when you attribute the work of the Holy Spirit to the work of a demon spirit,” Howard-Browne added. “I feel very sorry for some people because whey they cross over into eternity, they are going to realize that they crossed so many lines.”
“Jesus used to baptize in the Holy Spirit,” he said, “so anyone who attacks the Holy Spirit and His movings and His workings are antichrist. They are attacking the very ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ himself.”