Pro-mask or anti-mask? Your moral beliefs probably predict your stance

NOVEMBER 22, 2020 BY THE CONVERSATION Moral combat: Do you wear a face mask to show you care about others? Or do you refuse because you believe they defy human nature?Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images By Eugene Y. Chan of Purdue University Governments around the world have recommended or mandated various behaviors to slow the spread of COVID-19. These include staying […]

Trump contracts coronavirus. Twitter goes into prayer overdrive.

OCTOBER 2, 2020 BY BARRY DUKE USA TODAY carries this headline  ‘May God’s healing powers touch them’: Twitter reacts after President Donald Trump announces he and Melania are positive for COVID-19.’ While it’s indeed true that Twitter has gone into a prayer frenzy over the news that Trump has been forced into quarantine, there are some pretty snarky messages […]

Pastor: California’s COVID Restrictions Are Like How “Hitler Used False Science”

BY HEMANT MEHTA SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 Pastor John MacArthur is now comparing California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Hitler… because the governor is trying to save lives during the pandemic. MacArthur has been in the news lately because of his constant refusals to stop holding massive indoor church services or even take the virus seriously. He’s celebrated the lack of social distancing […]

Teaching from Our Death Beds? The Tragedy of Paola De Simone

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 BY LEAH D. SCHADE The story of university professor Paola De Simone collapsing and dying of Covid-19 while in the middle of an online lecture to her students is both disturbing and heartbreaking. A college professor in Buenos Aires, Argentina, De Simone had been battling symptoms of the coronavirus for several weeks.  While delivering an online lecture […]

Vaccine mandates vs. religious beliefs — the legal arguments for the upcoming coronavirus lawsuits

 SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 BY THE CONVERSATION A vaccine for COVID-19 may only effectively stop the spread if enough people take it.Javier Zayas Photography/Getty Images By Ross D. Silverman of Indiana University The longer COVID-19 rages on, the more the United States appears to be hanging its hopes on the development and rapid, mass distribution of a vaccine. Getting a safe and effective vaccine out to […]

Ebola, Obama, Covid & Trump

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 BY JONATHAN MS PEARCE In the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections, Republican David Perdue excoriated President Barack Obama over his handling of the Ebola outbreak — contending that Obama had “failed to lead” and “took a serious threat far too lightly.”… Before he won his first term in 2014, Tillis railed against Obama over […]

Restaurant that offers Bibles to customers shut by health officials

AUGUST 30, 2020 BY BARRY DUKE AN INDIANA barbecue restaurant ‘owned by God’ and run by Jesus-besotted Matt Yergler has been closed by the Wells County Department of Health for failing to comply with COVID-19 safely rules. The closure notice served on Yergy’s State Road BBQ came after Yergler delivered a sermon at a Board of Health meeting, saying: God has given […]

UK evangelist: ‘Only prayer can deliver us from the Covid-19 crisis’

AUGUST 29, 2020 BY BARRY DUKE AN ardent Brexiteer who claimed Britain would be put back on the path to godliness after it left the European Union, has launched a petition calling for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold a National Day of Prayer in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Evangelist David Hathaway, above, noted that: Historically only prayer […]

Hundreds Forced To Quarantine After Priest Who Mocked COVID Hospitalized With Virus

AUGUST 3, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Toxic Religion: Hundreds have been forced into quarantine after an irresponsible priest who frequently mocked legitimate fears of COVID-19 was hospitalized with the virus. Before being hospitalized, the priest, Monsignor Charles Pope, would frequently berate Catholics who chose to stay away from mass under the advice of medical professionals and […]

COVID Outbreak Linked To Televangelist Who Claimed Jesus Protects Christians From Virus

JULY 26, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Selling Snake Oil: A COVID outbreak is being linked to a Bible conference held by televangelist Andrew Wommack, who recently promised his followers that Jesus protects Christians from the coronavirus. Westword reports: Colorado Springs-based Andrew Wommack Ministries followed up a six-day conference with a celebration attended by over 800 people, despite an attempt […]

Preacher Sean Feucht Is Holding COVID-Ignorant Worship Services for Thousands

BY HEMANT MEHTA  JULY 29, 2020 About a week after declaring California’s sensible COVID restrictions “tyrannical,” worship leader and MAGA cultist Sean Feucht held an outdoor Christian concert for (what he claims is) 5,000 people. You can see from the video that very few people are wearing masks. There sure as hell is no social distancing; people are […]

Florida dad, 42, is fighting for life after his son ignored his parents’ advice and went out with friends without a mask and infected his whole family with COVID-19

A Florida father is fighting for his life after contracting coronavirus from his son, who tested positive after ignoring his parents’ advice to stay home and not gather with friends.  John Place, from Plantation, is currently in the intensive care unit at Westside Regional Medical Center where he was put on a ventilator for more than two weeks.   The […]