Televangelist Paula White has hit back at critics who have accused her of being a false teacher and promoting the "Prosperity Gospel", reaffirming a belief in the Trinity, divinity of Jesus Christ, and inerrancy of the Bible.
White, spiritual adviser to President-elect Donald Trump and Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, has come under increasing media scrutiny in recent weeks - particularly after it was announced she would speak at Trump's inauguration ceremony later this month.
Over the past few weeks, she's been the subject of a number of unflattering articles with headlines like "Evangelicals should be deeply troubled by Donald Trump's attempt to mainstream heresy" (Washington Post) and "Shady Pastor to Pray with Trump at Inauguration" (Daily Beast). She's also been criticized for her beliefs by a number of evangelical leaders, including Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore, who once tweeted, "Paula White is a charlatan and recognized as a heretic by every orthodox Christian, of whatever tribe."
Now, the evangelist is hitting back. "I have read a great deal of false information being reported about me, my theology and my past," White said in a statement shared with The Gospel Herald. "I have been called a heretic