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Thu May 28, 2020, 01:01 AM

Report: Bible Belt Christians Are Dying After Ignoring Social Distancing Guidelines

AlterNet reports:

Many Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals have been irresponsibly downplaying the dangers of COVID-19 and doing so with deadly results…

Evangelical fundamentalists who openly defied social distancing guidelines are dying of coronavirus in frightening numbers…


According to a recent report from the U.K.-based Independent, the current coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 30 pastors in the Bible Belt, and many more parishioners, after church leaders “actively encouraged churchgoers to flout self-distancing guidelines.”

Writing for the Independent, Alex Woodward notes:

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.


more...https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2020/04/report-bible-belt-christians-are-dying-after-ignoring-social-distancing-guidelines/?utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1edQ42necPliG3oyi8DoUgvTBD7I7YTxjXDbWF7ahpo1kZe7iDrKyeIZE

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Reply Report: Bible Belt Christians Are Dying After Ignoring Social Distancing Guidelines (Original post)
progressoid May 2020 OP
stopbush May 2020 #1
Baitball Blogger May 2020 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2020 #2
olegramps May 2020 #3
abakan May 2020 #12
Dios Mio May 2020 #4
SergeStorms May 2020 #5
AirmensMom May 2020 #6
vercetti2021 May 2020 #7
3Hotdogs May 2020 #8
czarjak May 2020 #9
redstatebluegirl May 2020 #11
Warpy May 2020 #13
Iggo May 2020 #14

Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:25 AM

1. They would have been better off handling poisonous snakes than fucking with this virus.

This is the DU member formerly known as stopbush.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:05 AM

10. +1

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:39 AM

2. Gosh. What a shame.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:51 AM

3. Yeah, I really feel for them not.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:46 PM

12. I feel for them

But I just can't reach em.
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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:51 AM

4. Great new way to die for your beliefs.

Straight to heaven for you martyrs.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 04:31 AM

5. Thoughts and prayers.

And their messiah here on earth wants Governors to open these churches up to regular "business as usual". And make no mistake, it is a business. I say, full speed ahead with the god-squad!

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:26 AM

6. It would be fine if they only killed themselves.

I'm all for that. But they end up spreading it throughout the community. That's the part that irks me.
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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:26 AM

7. Well as I said a month ago

Off to meet God early

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:33 AM

8. Mark Twain: "Mary Baker Eddy proves that God has a sense of humor."

--- and so did these fools.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:31 AM

9. I don't feel owned.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:58 AM

11. A Christian school in town had a big graduation, nobody social distancing no masks.

That was about 2 weeks ago, we will see what happens soon.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 06:21 PM

13. They should have read the bit in their bibles about not testing god

It's a virus. It doesn't care how "saved" you are.

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Thu May 28, 2020, 08:50 PM

14. I feel bad for their kids.

I always feel bad for their kids.

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