The Anti-China Distraction

  • South Carolina megachurch pastor Jack Hibbs has said that COVID-19 is an example of biological warfare from China.
  • Pastor Rick Wiles argued COVID-19 is actually God getting revenge on the Jews for opposing Jesus Christ. When a LGBT lawyer died of COVID-19, he called it a sign of God’s judgement.
  • Failed Senate Candidate Roy Moore told pastors to ignore orders to keep churches closed during this pandemic, which is endangering the lives of many church goers.
  • Televangelist Jim Bakker tried promoting silver that you can buy from his store as a cure to COVID-19.
  • Lou Engle, a Charismatic Christian leader, said the solution to COVID-19 is a three day fast.
  • Pastor Perry Stone argued that COVID-19 is “reckoning” by God for the United States allowing gay marriage and abortion. He also said “It’s no coincidence” that states who oppose President Trump have had the largest outbreak.
  • Kenneth Copeland, an evangelical adviser to President Trump, said dislike of the administration “opened the door” to an outbreak.

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