Pastor Accuses 'Fake' President Joe Biden of Darkening Souls With Lies

A popular pastor of a church in Omaha, Nebraska, on Sunday railed against the media and President Joe Biden, saying the "fake administration that we call president has been lying to you."

Hank Kunneman, who is the senior pastor of Lord of Hosts Church and co-founder of One Voice Ministries, made the comments during a church service. Along with his wife, Brenda Kunneman, he also is the co-host of a television program on Christian-based religious network Daystar.

Kunneman's website says that his "ministry has been marked with incredible accuracy in the word of knowledge and prophecy concerning nations and world events."

In 2020, he incorrectly predicted that former President Donald Trump would win reelection. Kunneman claimed last summer that Trump had not yet been restored to the White House because God wanted to make it look like the prophets are wrong. He also said that God is using Biden's time in office as a way to test Christians' faith.

"Do you know why some people don't think that America can be saved?" he said to his congregation on Sunday. "Because you are listening and filling your soul with the media, social media, high tech that has been lying to you. And this fake administration that we call president has been lying to you, and you're listening so much that it's darkened your soul, and you don't comprehend Jesus who's standing there, just like he was with Mary."

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Hank Kunneman, a prominent Christian pastor, accused President Joe Biden of being a liar who has "darkened" people's souls. Getty

Kunneman has made controversial statements in the past, including about the coronavirus. In February of 2020, he said Americans would be saved because Trump's administration had "aligned themselves" with the right side of life.

"Listen to the words that I speak to you at this moment, says the living God. Why do you fear, United States? For I have spoken to you before, and I will speak to you again. I have extended and opened a window of mercy to this nation at this time," Kunneman said during the 2020 service. "Therefore, the virus that they speak of, the bright prognostication, the diagnosis, the fear, my mercy is the quarantine that shall be greater than what they have spoken to you, United States."

Kunneman added, "And because of the administration that stands in this land, who honor me, who honor the covenants of your forefathers and of the Constitution. And because they have aligned themselves with Israel and because they have sided on the right side of life—life in the womb, life given outside of the womb—there I give life to this nation and I give mercy."

Kunneman is among the many church leaders and Christians who support the former president. A large percentage of conservative Christians, especially white evangelicals, voted for Trump in 2016 and 2020.

Pew Research Center found that 85 percent of white evangelical Protestant voters who said they attended religious services once a month or more voted for Trump in 2020, while 81 percent who said they attended church a few times a year or less also supported him.

Trump carried the vote with most white Christian denominations, although he and Biden were nearly split among white Catholics. Biden did much better than Trump among Black protestants, garnering 91 percent of the vote from that demographic. He also won with atheists/agnostics (86 percent) and those who listed themselves as unaffiliated (71 percent).

Among voters belonging to non-Christian faiths—including Jews, Muslims, Hindus and others—64 percent voted for Biden, according to Pew.

Newsweek reached out to Kunneman, Biden and Trump for comment.