Televangelist television programing is usually very strange, but we’re not sure we’ve seen a stranger thing on television then when Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis spent a good four minutes defending their private jets.
The video of the moment in question begins with Jesse Duplantis talking about how God spoke to him on his jet “that God so graciously gave [him].” When Duplantis was about to finish his story and head to scripture, his fellow evangelist Kenneth Copeland interrupted him to explain to the world why Duplantis and he need private jets.
"The world is in such a shape we can't get there without [these private jets]. We've got to have these. The mess that the airlines are in today? I would have to stop — I'm being very conservative — at least 75 to 80, more like 90 percent of what we're doing, 'cause you can't get there from here."
Copeland explained that in a private jet, Duplantis and he had the freedom to have conversations with God, which is vital to their work.
Additionally, Copeland told a story of another preacher that called private planes a “sanctuary” where he could be free from “a long tube with a bunch of demons” asking to pray with him and “agitating” his spiritual selves.
So, in other words, why do they need private jets? To avoid people, and be closer to God.
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