News That Will Drive You To Drink

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“You assholes do know you’re not wearing gloves, right?”

Guys, remember how Xristian Xrazies are protected from the Trump-Virus because they are bathed in the blood of Jeebus?

Yeah, maybe not so much:

‘A phantom plague’: Evangelicals who defied social distancing guidelines are dying of coronavirus in frightening numbers

Countless non-fundamentalist churches in the United States, from Catholic to Lutheran and Episcopalian, have embraced social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and temporarily moved their activities online. But many Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals have been irresponsibly downplaying the dangers of COVID-19 and doing so with deadly results: journalist Alex Woodward, in the U.K.-based Independent, reports that the pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 30 pastors in the Bible Belt.

“Dozens of pastors across the Bible Belt have succumbed to coronavirus after churches and televangelists played down the pandemic and actively encouraged churchgoers to flout self-distancing guidelines,” Woodward reports. “As many as 30 church leaders from the nation’s largest African-American Pentecostal denomination have now been confirmed to have died in the outbreak, as members defied public health warnings to avoid large gatherings to prevent transmitting the virus.”

I keep saying this: you cannot negotiate with a virus, and it doesn’t give a good goddamn about your Not/Saved status.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Bruce388)

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17 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. donnah says:

    Say, does Heaven have a separate quarantine cloud for these folks?

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Boris says:

    …reports that the pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 30 pastors in the Bible Belt.

    A: A good start.

    [from the venerable joke]

    Liked by 4 people

  3. glitterbug says:

    They always wanted to see Jeebus, just not today. Whoops!
    (When they were handing out the compassion for idiots, I was in the weed line)

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Dennis Cole says:

    While I don’t hardly mind a bunch of good-ol Southerin-type hellfire-and-brimstone preachers becoming martyrs for the cause, er, falling by the Wayside, cut down in their prime, the same has been occurring for more than a few Orthodox Jewish rabbis in NY, who sat Shiva for the dead, according to custom, and then lead the funeral procession. In which there were no noticeable signs of pandemic protection, so I suppose you could say they brought this upon themselves, but to me, there’s a Yuge difference in how the 2 different “Faiths” present their “product.”

    While the Jews like to focus on Salvation, and having it available to almost everyone, the Buybull-thumpers are more into Degradation, Castigation, and ever-lasting punishment.

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  5. Racer X says:

    Seems obvious that we should tell the evangelics that COVID-19 is the rapture and let them have at it.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. osirisopto says:

    Wow! Somebody is s desperate to keep the fact that Covid19help-19 is a scam that they’re killing every evangelical pastor in the country.

    Who could it be? WHO could it be?

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  7. Pyed says:

    Give me that new time religion.
    Give me that sane man religion.
    Give me that science-based religion.
    It may keep me alive.

    ‘Cause I don’t want to be enraptured,
    No, I don’t want to visit Jeebus.
    “Cause he’s probably just a construct
    In a stone age grifters head.

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  8. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Evangelicals who defied social distancing guidelines are dying of coronavirus in frightening numbers

    Frightening? No, it’s glorious, haven’t these people all desired to join the Heavenly Host?

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  9. maryplumbago says:

    I’m all for them staying open..gathering their crowds, which are usually trump supporters anyway. And let’s let trump do some of his huge rallies too. Maybe tractor pulls and some WWE events too and let’s not forget tent revivals…hallelujah!


    • tengrain says:

      Maryplumbago –

      The problem is that then these fetus-fondling, gawd-botherers, go into the wild and infect innocent people at the grocery store and whatnot.

      Otherwise I would totes agree with you.



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  10. MDavis says:

    “Phantom” plague? Who is calling it a phantom plague adn with what justification rationalization?


  11. Joan says:

    Has this news item been crosschecked and verified?


    • tengrain says:

      Joan –

      It’s from the Independent UK, which is a very fine, professional news source.




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