Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been courting Evangelical Christian voters who have been understandably skeptical of his Christian bonafides. Unsurprisingly, it seems that Trump has developed his strongest political relationships with some particularly shady televangelists, including one who believes Trump uses secret hand gestures to signal to Christians that he's just as devout as they are.
Another shady televangelist who has boarded the Trump Train is a man named Frank Amedia, who heads up a church called Touch Heaven Ministries and who Time reported last week had recently been named the Trump campaign's new "liaison for Christian policy."
RightWingWatch has done some terrific work profiling Amedia and has posted several videos showing that this new Trump adviser believes that he has the power to stop tsunamis through the power of simple prayer.
Here's how it went down: In 2011, Amedia's daughter was staying on a Hawaiian island when an earthquake off the coast of Japan caused a massive tsunami that lead to the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. Believing that his daughter's life was in danger during her stay in Hawaii, Amedia jumped into action.
"I stood at the edge of my bed and I said, ‘In the name of Jesus, I declare that tsunami to stop now," he recalls in the video. "And I specifically said, ‘I declare those waters to recede,’ and I said, ‘Father, that is my child, I am your child, I’m coming to you now and asking you to preserve her.’ Apostle, it was seen by 400 people on a cliff. It was on YouTube, it was actually on the news that that tsunami stopped 200 feet off of shore. Even after having sucked the waters in, it churned and it went on and did devastation in the next island."
Well, that's nice. Of course, it also would have been nice if Amedia used his tight connection with the Lord to ask Him to maybe spare the next island and not just the one where his daughter was staying?
Check out the whole video below and be sure to check out RightWingWatch's full profile of Amedia.