Happy Hour News Briefs
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)