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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.

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.

 

Deaths across the US in areas where the Church of God in Christ has a presence have reportedly stemmed from funerals and other meetings among clergy and other church staff held during the pandemic.

 
 

The tragedy among one of the largest black Pentecostal groups follows a message of defiance from many American churches, particularly conservative Christian groups, to ignore state and local government mandates against group gatherings, with police increasingly called in to enforce the bans and hold preachers accountable.

 

The virus has had a wildly disproportionate impact among black congregations, many of which have relied on group worship.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/bible-belt-us-coronavirus-pandemic-pastors-church-a9481226.html?fbclid=IwAR3h8RJ5yXHeonv5dIi2QW5gbVPwYxc-BNEgjdW15TZDap63t30Lip4LPOw

 

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Was one of them killed in a motorcycle accident because of Covid? 

Don't you understand they are putting Corona Virus on all the death certificates because the hospitals get more federal funding because of this?

And if what you posted is true NOBODY believes the media anymore because of the incessant lying they do and the hypocrisy of politicians who don't follow their own edicts and made excuses for the riots.

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16 hours ago, SureWord said:

Was one of them killed in a motorcycle accident because of Covid? 

Don't you understand they are putting Corona Virus on all the death certificates because the hospitals get more federal funding because of this?

And if what you posted is true NOBODY believes the media anymore because of the incessant lying they do and the hypocrisy of politicians who don't follow their own edicts and made excuses for the riots.

You reply has nothing to do with the pastors who denied there is a problem and have died as well as spread the virus among their congregation. I call that a fatal mistake.

I know lots of people have died unnecessarily because of Trump and his administration totally bungling the response to Covid-19. Now of course on any  issue you can come up with an exception or mistake. But that does not change the truth. Trump first denied there was a virus. They he said it would go away. In the end we have the worst record in combating the virus than any  country in the world. We should let scientists and the medical workers fight the virus. Politicians should get out of the way and stop making it worse.

 

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Why not find out what a few other countries did without shutting down,

and even better, what did the groups who did not die do during the previous (last 200 or more years) epidemics or plagues ?

Stopping a virus was shown around 1940-1960 by Linus Pauling, for one, and was not difficult.  duckduckgo search <virus, european clinics, vitamin>  yields amazing results covering such past pandemics and virus and bacterial events.

And how to effectively deal with them,  without masks, without drugs, without panic - simple effective "same old ways" as they used long ago.. (when they knew what to do)   which is now verboten/censored/ not seen on tv in usa....

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On 7/30/2020 at 6:02 AM, jeff_student_of_Jesus said:

Why not find out what a few other countries did without shutting down,

and even better, what did the groups who did not die do during the previous (last 200 or more years) epidemics or plagues ?

Stopping a virus was shown around 1940-1960 by Linus Pauling, for one, and was not difficult.  duckduckgo search <virus, european clinics, vitamin>  yields amazing results covering such past pandemics and virus and bacterial events.

And how to effectively deal with them,  without masks, without drugs, without panic - simple effective "same old ways" as they used long ago.. (when they knew what to do)   which is now verboten/censored/ not seen on tv in usa....

And millions died.

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You don't stop viruses. Especially one that has mutated as much as this one (33 last count, a Nobel Prize winning viriologist from France, the guy who discovered the HIV virus, thinks the virus contains RNA from the HIV virus and it may have been an attempt to find a vaccine for HIV and it got out of the lab). They run their course and we develop immunity. It's a fact of life. I had the Russian flu (it's third time around in 80 years) when I was a child and it nearly fried my brain. Millions died from that virus but a whole nation's economy wasn't destroyed because of it.  Locking down life is not the way to handle it. And purposely putting sick patients into nursing homes is definitely not the way to handle. 

Anyway, we all know that the virus will miraculously go away if Biden wins and if Trump wins again the riots will cure it.

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A lot of news/ media/ science/ governments/ under control of pharmakeia have published endless body counts - how many died, in each city, country, hospital, from what (what they say),   etc etc etc ....

 

So ?

 

Death is not new.

 

Dying needlessly is not new.

 

Years ago I read the end of the BOOK.....   billions die.   Billions refuse to stop serving (worshiping) demons.    It's not a "pretty picture", is it ?

 

A few survive.  A few are saved.  Maybe millions,  maybe even a billion ? .....

With no worry.  No anxiety.  No fear of death at all. - ready any time to go.

A few know what to do (it has been this way since Moses and the Israelites were slaves in Egypt,  and likely before then) ....

 

So , then, what ?   Believe the system that is corrupt ?

 

Or believe God ?   Trust God ?   YES! HE IS FAITHFUL and TRUE!

Jesus was sent to heal, to save, those who were lost. 

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