“In the name of Jesus, we command all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now,” she prays. “We declare that anything that’s been conceived in satanic wombs that it’ll miscarry, it will not be able to carry forth any plan of destruction, any plan of harm.”
White, who leads the White House’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative, defended the prayer in the tweets, writing that she doesn’t usually issue such responses, but that the prayer had 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 cancelled and not prevail in your life,” she wrote, adding in a second 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!”
Vivid language and references to battles with supernatural forces, often called “spiritual warfare,” are common themes in Pentecostalism, White’s branch of Christianity.
“No one should ever pray for any woman to miscarry. No one should ever pray for evil or harm to befall another person,” he tweeted Sunday.
Several users wrote in support of White, suggesting that she wasn’t making a literal argument.
CNN has reached out to the White House and White for comment.
White and the “prosperity gospel” she preaches have been panned as heretical by many evangelical and orthodox Christians, and she also faced criticism last year as her appointment came just as she was promoting her latest book. In interviews about her new position around that time, she plugged her book and its references to her relationship with Trump.
CNN’s Jeremy Diamond and Daniel Burke contributed to this report.