Pastor Who Claimed Covid-19 ‘Hysteria’ Was Plot Against Trump Dies From Virus

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  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Active Member

    It's OK to chuckle

    Religious Ignorance Kills: Landon Spradlin, a Virginia pastor who claimed the “mass hysteria” around the coronavirus pandemic was part of a media plot against Trump, has died from the virus.

    ABC News reports:

    Landon Spradlin’s family never got to say goodbye.

    The 66-year-old father and husband from Virginia died due to complications from COVID-19 on Wednesday morning in North Carolina.

    While on the way home from a mission trip, Spradlin collapsed and was taken to a hospital in Concord, North Carolina. He was eventually put on a ventilator as his condition worsened.

    According to reports, Spradlin, a 66-year-old Christian “musical evangelist,” fell ill while on a missionary trip to New Orleans with his wife.

    Friendly Atheist reports Spaldrin went to New Orleans to “wash it from its Sin and debauchery.”

    On his Facebook page Spradlin shared a misleading meme attempting to minimize COVID-19, comparing the virus to the swine flu, and suggesting that the response to the coronavirus pandemic was media created “mass hysteria” to damage Trump:


    Spradlin also shared a post from a pastor claiming that a missionary in South Africa “protected” himself from the bubonic plague with the “Spirit of God.” A quote from the post reads:

    As long as I walk in the light of that law [of the Spirit of life], no germ will attach itself to me.

    The stupid, it kills.
  2. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    Wonderful news when a man that dedicated his life to bringing joy and hope to people dies, isn’t it?
  3. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Active Member

    nice way to try to wallpaper over ignorance. How many others did his words kill?
  4. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    Oh I am sure it rivals the Holocaust..... Get real, man.
  5. toughcoins

    toughcoins Well-Known Member

    There's something really perverted about these liberals, so giddy about the suffering of those they disagree with.
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  6. SmalltownMN

    SmalltownMN Active Member

    I really can't envision a scenario where it would EVER be "OK" to chuckle about someone losing their life.
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  7. JohnHamilton

    JohnHamilton Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, there are those on the right who are underestimating this virus. It is very contagious, and the death rates are higher than the normal flu because no one had any antibodies to it going into the pandemic.

    The messages are, this flu is very dangerous for older people and those with pre-existing conditions. It also poses more dangers to young people that was first thought. On the positive side, the survival rate it appears to be quite good.

    At the same time there are those on the left who are acting like they want this thing to turn into a major crisis so their political point of view might benefit from it. You see people spreading scare tactic numbers around about how many are going to die which runs counter to the information we have seen from other countries, even Italy.

    I have two major concerns.

    First, we can’t let this drag out for months. The economy can’t take it. After a while the economic problems will create a crisis of its own. That is one of the reasons why Trump is floating ideas about backing off sooner rather than later. He will need to look at the evidence very closely before he does that, but a positive attitude from the President works better than a negative one.

    If you don’t believe me, look at what the Great Depression did to Herbert Hoover and the Iran Hostage Crisis did to Jimmy Carter. A leader has to strike a balance between caution and panic.

    Second, I concerned about what this is doing to the national debt and the money supply. I am not saying that the $2 trillion stimulus is unnecessary or that the $4 trillion from the Fed is inappropriate. What I am saying is these measures could effect the economy for years, and we might need to take some painful actions to fix them in the future.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020
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  8. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    It feels to me that we have thrown out all the life preservers and we still have a long journey ahead. I am like you and quite fearful of the long term impact. Which is worse? Suffering now or suffering down the road. I sure don’t know the answer.... But as it pertains to the initial post, a person simply has to question the fullness of their heart to applaud the death of anyone. More so a person whose life was dedicated to enriching other people’s lives.
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  9. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    We are in new territory here. None of us have ever experienced anything of this kind and we all react the best we can. People are scared, people are stupid, people are rightfully concerned, and everything else in between. This pastor probably didn't intend to kill himself or anyone else I'm sure but his ignorance of this virus is not unique to him either. Many people, Right and Left, are reacting in counter-productive ways because they don't know any better and frankly, who really does?

    A lot of people are going to die from this virus and I doubt that there is anyone here that won't eventually be affected in some way or another. My middle son was sent home today because one of his medical co-workers in Seattle, that he had contact with, was tested for COVID-19 and my son can't return to work until the results are available. He doesn't have the choice to stay home like many of us do and hunker down. He is on the front lines. He is young and healthy and should do fine in any case. He is kind of my new personal hero.

    Hang in there guys. :)
  10. JohnHamilton

    JohnHamilton Well-Known Member

    I wish the best of luck to your son. It's tough position.
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  11. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Active Member

    Osama Bin Laden enriched many people's lives also. You're just being a contrarian.
  12. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Active Member

    Trump’s Bible Study Leader Blames Gays, Greens, and the Godless for COVID-19

    Since the entire world is following the COVID-19 pandemic, changing their lives to accommodate it and thinking of little else, it stands to reason that the weekly White House Bible study group would focus on the coronavirus too.

    But when said Bible study is led by Ralph Drollinger of Capitol Ministries — a man who likes to take public potshots at non-Christians, LGBTQ+ people, and working moms, among others — that conversation is bound to turn ugly.


    So maybe we should have predicted that this week’s Bible study, titled “Is God Judging America Today?” and sharply focused on whether God’s wrath is a spiritual root cause of the pandemic, would zero in on the usual suspects.

    Drollinger starts by identifying five different subspecies of God’s wrath before zeroing in on the one he clearly finds most interesting: God’s forsaking wrath.

    This is also referred to by theologians as the wrath of abandonment. In Romans 1:18-32 notice the following five identifying characteristics that surface when God pulls back and allows a person or group of people to go in the way of their wicked desires, i.e. God no longer restrains the fallen nature of man as He usually does.

    He goes on to detail these five characteristics — which aren’t causes of God’s forsaking wrath necessarily, but rather signs that God has given up on people and abandoned them to wallow in sin however they see fit.

    So who are these fallen sinners?

    Surprise! It didn’t quite make headlines, but atheism is right at the top of the list!

    You know God has given up on a society when you’ve got atheists — or at least, lying liars who pretend not to know about God’s existence, since Drollinger doesn’t believe in atheists:

    The first evidence of the presence of God’s forsaking wrath is that people suppress (katecho), meaning “to hold back” that which they know is the truth. I am always amazed when people say, “I don’t believe in God,” or “I don’t believe in the Bible”… It is not that the unregenerate don’t know there is a God and His Word — it is that they suppress these truths (cf. Romans 2:15). There is a big difference! [Emphasis in original]

    So if you thought you didn’t believe in God, pipe down. You’re wrong. And you’re the reason society is currently primed to experience God’s forsaking wrath.
  13. JohnHamilton

    JohnHamilton Well-Known Member

    Still playing with that dead cat, hah, Frydaddy?

    Here's a piece of advice. Give it a rest. You will not gain anything by continuing to do this at this time.
  14. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Active Member

  15. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Active Member

    Some of your best friends are Muslims? Right?
  16. JohnHamilton

    JohnHamilton Well-Known Member

    At time like this, posts like that are pathetic. You are making a fool of yourself.

    You really are rooting for people to die, aren't you, so that you can push your poltical agenda.
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  17. JohnHamilton

    JohnHamilton Well-Known Member

    Some the best people I have known are gay. As for Muslims, I'll confess that I don't have any Muslim friends. I don't travel in their circles.
  18. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Active Member

    I'm not the fool telling people the virus is a hoax or just harmless like the right wing idiots are doing.
  19. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    I know what I am. And one thing I know. When this unprecedented crisis is in our rear view mirror, the voices of division such as yours will no longer be in vogue. People are quite tired of it...... I spent the day today with specialists trying to find out why my dog went suddenly blind overnight. Seems he has a tumor on his brain that stole his sight suddenly.... Perhaps you can applaud that too. The world is quite tired of your level of hate speech. I’m sorry to break that bad news to you.
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  20. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Active Member

    Man you must hate FOX news and right wing AM radio. That's all they do is "other"

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