April 7, 2020

Miscarriage of Justice: Former top Vatican official Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after Australia’s High Court overturns his conviction for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the mid-1990s. Associated Press reports: Cardinal George Pell welcomed Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes Tuesday and said his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse crisis. Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, had been the most senior Catholic found… Read more

April 6, 2020

Israel Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has tested positive for the coronavirus. Litzman and his wife have tested positive for the virus, forcing Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several top government officials of the country to go into quarantine.   The Times of Israel reports Litzman ignored social distancing guidelines and in so doing endangered Israel’s leaders: Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, who tested positive for the coronavirus late Wednesday, allegedly broke his own ministry’s guidelines on social distancing by attending group… Read more

April 6, 2020

Good News: The River Church, a Florida megachurch led by controversial Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, has lost their insurance after holding services during the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring safety guidelines and placing the community at risk. Orlando Weekly reports: Rodney Howard-Browne, the head pastor at the River at Tampa Bay Church, who was arrested for holding services during the coronavirus pandemic, said he will not open his megachurch this weekend over fear of his congregation’s safety and to protect them from “government… Read more

April 5, 2020

“MAGA”: Karen Kolb Sehlke, a Trump-loving woman from Texas is dead from COVID-19 after claiming the virus was a “media driven” hoax. In a sad, cautionary tale of willful ignorance and hubris, Karen Kolb Sehlke is dead from COVID-19 after claiming the virus was a “media driven” hoax “controlled by the radical people in powerful places.” In a long-winded Facebook rant Sehlke claimed that “our government is under attack from within” while comparing the coronavirus to “the impeachment hoax” and… Read more

April 5, 2020

Reckless and Irresponsible: Pastor Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church in Central, Louisiana, says he will ignore the coronavirus pandemic and will instead preach three services and bring in 27 busloads of worshipers on Sunday. Speaking with CNN host Victor Blackwell earlier today, Pastor Spell said he was ignoring guidelines from local and national officials, saying that instead he would go ahead and hold church services at his 1,000-member Life Tabernacle megachurch despite the danger to all who attend, and… Read more

April 4, 2020

Over 70 members of a  Sacramento, California, Pentecostal megachurch have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The Guardian reports: A California megachurch has found itself at the center of a coronavirus outbreak after public health officials connected it to 71 cases , even as church leaders say they have been unfairly blamed for failing to take action to stop the spread among church members. County health officials have put Bethany Slavic Missionary church, a Pentecostal house of worship in a suburb… Read more

April 4, 2020

This Is What Leadership Looks Like: Oregon Governor Kate Brown says the state of Oregon will help New York in their time of need by sending the state 140 ventilators.  Oregon Live reports: Oregon is sending 140 ventilators to New York, Gov. Kate Brown announced on Twitter Saturday morning. Earlier today Brown tweeted: New York needs more ventilators, and we are answering their call for help. We’ll be sending 140 ventilators to help NY because Oregon is in a better… Read more

April 3, 2020

Death Cult: An Arkansas church is vowing to hold services this weekend and defy state and federal guidelines because “Jesus died with COVID-19 so that you don’t have to.” Newsweek reports: A church in Arkansas plans to continue holding services this weekend despite federal and state guidelines against holding gatherings of more than 10 people amid the coronavirus pandemic. Awaken Church in Jonesboro claimed in a Wednesday evening Facebook post that Jesus was the “first death of Covid-19,” the disease… Read more

April 3, 2020

It’s all about the money: Multiple states have been forced to issue cease and desist orders to the notorious Christian owned Hobby Lobby craft store chain for failing to close their stores and violating emergency orders during the coronavirus pandemic. The State reports: Some Hobby Lobby stores that did not close amid statewide coronavirus shutdown orders have received cease-and-desist letters, according to attorney generals and media reports. The stores were told they were non-essential business, but locations that defied orders… Read more

April 2, 2020

Astonishing Intellectual Incompetence: In a bizarre twist Georgia Governor Brian Kemp claims he didn’t know asymptomatic people could transmit the COVID-19 virus. Newsweek reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he wasn’t aware that asymptomatic people could transmit coronavirus as he announced he was preparing to issue a state-wide shelter-in-place order. MSN News reports: After resisting a statewide stay-at-home order for days, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) succumbed to the pressure and issued one on Wednesday. Part of the reason, he… Read more

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