- In a video posted back in March during the early days of coronavirus lockdowns, right-wing pastor Rick Joyner claimed that the United States has one of the lowest coronavirus death rates in the world.
- While that claim wasn’t true at the time, Joyner nevertheless said it, and he attributed the alleged low death rate to people’s prayers. Now, fast forward to 7 months later, Joyner has contracted the virus, according to a post to his Facebook page this Sunday.
- The Friendly Atheist’s Hemant Mehta wondered how Joyner caught the virus. “I’m especially curious how he may have caught it, and if it happened at a Christian event where precautions were ignored,” Mehta writes. “No word on that just yet. But his church just held a Sunday service yesterday where people crowded into an indoor space with no social distancing and no masks.”
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