MARCH 6, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE
When in doubt, blame the gays: Conservative Christian Pastor Steven Andrew, pastor of the USA Christian Church, claims that the coronavirus is punishment for “LGBT sin.”
LGBTQ people have been blamed for hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, and other disasters — and now they’re being blamed for the coronavirus outbreak.
Steven Andrew, pastor of the USA Christian Church — which appears to be a virtual, internet-based church — has declared March to be Repent of LGBT Sin Month, and one of the reasons is the emergence of the coronavirus strain that’s so far infected 100,000 people around the world.
In a press release declaring that March is “Repent of LGBT Sin Month,” Andrew said:
God’s love shows it is urgent to repent, because the Bible teaches homosexuals lose their souls and God destroys LGBT societies. Obeying God protects the USA from diseases, such as the coronavirus.
Our safety is at stake, since national disobedience of God’s laws brings danger and diseases, such as coronavirus, but obeying God brings covenant protection. … God protects the USA from danger as the country repents of LGBT, false gods, abortion and other sins.
According to the press release, Andrew is “on a mission from God” for people to “learn what God’s love and truth say about LGBT by reading Romans 1:22-32, Deuteronomy 22:5 and Jude 7.”
Andrew is not the only conservative Christian leader making wild and silly claims about the coronavirus. For example, Christian Prophet Cindy Jacobs has issued a decree that the coronavirus “will cease worldwide” because the virus is now “illegal” in the name of Jesus.
And New York State Attorney General Letitia James has ordered televangelist Jim Bakker to stop claiming that his magic Silver Solution kills the coronavirus.
While televangelist Jonathan Shuttlesworth claims God will spare conservative red states from the coronavirus, but will use the coronavirus to punish pro-choice blue states that favor abortion rights.
Bottom line: Conservative Christian Pastor Steven Andrew blames the gays for the coronavirus, claiming that the coronavirus is punishment for “LGBT sin.”