Paula White Comes Under Fire after Appearing to Pray for 'All Satanic Pregnancies to Miscarry'

Kayla Koslosky | Editor | Monday, January 27, 2020
Paula White Comes Under Fire after Appearing to Pray for 'All Satanic Pregnancies to Miscarry'

Paula White Comes Under Fire after Appearing to Pray for 'All Satanic Pregnancies to Miscarry'

Head of the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative Paula White is speaking out after a clip appearing to show her praying for “all satanic pregnancies to miscarry” went viral.

According to The Hill, White – who is a prominent televangelist – delivered a sermon earlier this month where she prayed for protection for the nation and the President.

She said, "We declare any strange winds — any strange winds that have been sent to hurt the church, sent to hurt this nation, sent against the president, sent against myself, sent against others — we break it by the superior blood of Jesus right now.

"In the name of Jesus, we command all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now,” White asserted. 

“We declare that anything that has been conceived in satanic wombs will miscarry, it will not be able to carry forth any plan of destruction, any plan of harm,” she added.

This portion of White’s sermon was posted to Twitter last week by liberal advocacy group Right Wing Watch and was met by shock and outrage.

USA Today Bestselling Author and Labor and Delivery RN Elizabetta Holcomb expressed contempt over the statement Tweeting, “#satanicpregnancy I’m so appalled by the words spoken by #PaulaWhite in ‘prayer.’ Using the pulpit as a platform of hate is not OK. Jesus would be turning tables over and closing shop on this clown.”

Jesuit priest and editor at large for America Magazine James Martin, SJ also weighed in, tweeting, “No pregnancies are satanic. Every child is a gift from God. No one should ever pray for any woman to miscarry. No one should ever pray for evil or harm to befall another person. Jesus asked us to pray for our persecutors, not to curse them. To love our neighbors as ourselves.”

The backlash from the video – which has been viewed more than 8 million times – has prompted White to respond. In a statement posted on Twitter Sunday, White argued that the clip had been taken out of context and she was actually praying that people push back against demonic plans in their lives. 

She wrote, “I don't normally respond but clearly this has been taken out of context. I was praying Eph 6:12 that we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Anything that has been conceived by demonic plans, for it to be canceled and not prevail in your life.”

She continued in a subsequent tweet, “That is- any plans to hurt people. Let's be clear what is really going on... this is a disingenuous attempt to use words out of context for political gain. I will just keep praying!”

The White House has yet to comment on the controversy.

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Kayla Koslosky has been the Editor of since 2018. She has B.A. degrees in English and History and previously wrote for and was the managing editor of the Yellow Jacket newspaper. She has written on her blog since 2012 and has also contributed to and