In today’s episode of, “What the….”, one televangelist thought it was a good idea to pander a gold coin to his faithful viewers; all in the name of “making America great again.”
On “The Jim Bakker Show,” televangelist Lance Wallnau debuted a 24-carat gold coin to viewers that features the image of Donald Trump alongside King Cyrus, who is mentioned in the Bible as the Persian monarch that ended Jewish captivity in Babylon. And for just $45, aging white people — the show’s main demographic — can use this coin to make direct contact with God to pray that the president gets a second term, according to Yahoo News, which didn’t say when the episode in question was televised.
“When I asked the Lord, ‘Why the coin?’ he said ‘Because when you take the coin, it’s a point of contact,’” Wallnau said. “So your faith is being released with a million other believers to pray protection and peace and wisdom and counsel over the president of the United States and over his family.”
The back of the coin goes on to link Trump to Isaiah 45:1 in the Bible, a verse which reads, “Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kinds of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates shall not be shut.”
The MAGA televangelist reemphasized the “point of contact” bit while also going on to embellish upon Trump’s fear-inducing “us against them” narrative that has undoubtedly emboldened the modern-day racist to be more overt with their hatred.
“They think we’re crazy, but we’re actually the sane ones,” Wallnau ironically claimed. “We want to be able to start this movement. We have 16 months. This battle for the future of America has already started. We’re in the battle right now. We need to be praying now.”
This was not the first time Trump has been seen in a religious light. In 2018 during midterm elections, 1,000 theaters aired the film “The Trump Prophecy,” which told the story of a former firefighter who claimed that in 2011, God told him Trump would be president. Wallnau made an appearance in the film and said even back then that he believed Trump to be sent from God.
“I believe the 45th president is meant to be an Isaiah 45 Cyrus [who will] restore the crumbling walls that separate us from cultural collapse,” he said in the film.
Black religious leaders have not been immune to this battle to help Trump. One of the most infamous men of the cloth supporting the president is Pastor Darrell Scott, who caught major heat for calling Trump the “most pro-Black president that we’ve had in our lifetime.”