Florida Megachurch Ignores Covid-19, Worshipers Flock To Service

Florida Megachurch Ignores Covid-19, Worshipers Flock To Service March 29, 2020

Clear and Present Danger: A Florida megachurch ignores the coronavirus threat as worshipers pack the building, placing their lives and the lives of all those that come in contact with them at risk.

TMZ reports:

This is the clear and present danger … people continuing to congregate — squeezing into close quarters like sardines — and that’s exactly what happened Sunday at a Florida Church.

The River Church in Tampa was packed to the gills with worshipers who clearly were looking for hope. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, who presides over the megachurch and has been reportedly defiant over social distancing, has claimed he’ll cure coronavirus just the way he did with Zika.

Earlier this week Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne promised he would continue holding church services because he has 13 magic machines that will “shoot down” and “neutralize” the coronavirus.

In an idiotic and dangerous statement the televangelist declared

The Lord has helped us to secure our congregation. We brought in 13 machines that basically kill every virus in the place. If somebody walks in the door, it’s like, it kills everything on them. If they sneeze, it shoots it down at like 100 mph. It’ll neutralize it in split seconds. So we have the most sterile building in, I don’t know, all of America.

Previously the pastor and televangelist mocked the coronavirus pandemic, claiming that his church will never close “because we’re raising up revivalists, not pansies.”

In an irresponsible and dangerous move captured on video the conservative pastor mocked the coronavirus crisis, instructing his congregation to “turn around and greet two or three people.”

Howard-Browne said: 

Well, I know they don’t want us to do this, but just turn around and greet two or three people. Tell them you love them, Jesus loves them, amen.

Listen, this has to be the safest place. I said, this has to be the safest place. If you cannot be safe in church, you’re in serious trouble…

We are not stopping anything. I’ve got news for you. This church will never close. The only time the church is closing is when the Rapture is taking place. This Bible school is open because we’re raising up revivalists, not pansies.

It won’t be long now before his faithful “revivalists” become murderers, killing strangers and loved-ones alike in the name of ignorance and religious superstition.

Bottom line: Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of The River Church in Tampa, Florida, ignores the coronavirus threat as worshipers pack the building, placing their lives and the lives of all those that come in contact with them at risk.

Florida Megachurch Ignores Covid-19, Worshipers Flock To Service (Image via Screen Grab)
Florida Megachurch Ignores Covid-19, Worshipers Flock To Service (Image via Screen Grab)

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