Selling Snake Oil: A COVID outbreak is being linked to a Bible conference held by televangelist Andrew Wommack, who recently promised his followers that Jesus protects Christians from the coronavirus.
Colorado Springs-based Andrew Wommack Ministries followed up a six-day conference with a celebration attended by over 800 people, despite an attempt by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office to keep attendance to no more than 175 people. Now the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has traced a COVID-19 outbreak to the event…
ABC News affiliate KRDO reports:
Woodland Park-based Andrew Wommack Ministries held a multi-day conference that included over 1,000 attendees from July 30th through July 3rd.
Now the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has traced a COVID-19 outbreak to the event, with seven staff members and fifteen attendees testing positive.
During the conference, a cease and desist letter from the Colorado Attorney Generals Office was sent to the local ministry for violating state health orders.
Last April Womack promised his followers that God would protect Christians from COVID-19, declaring:
We were promised that no sickness would even come nigh our dwelling. And Daniel, something I’ve been studying just in the last couple of days, based on all of this, was Exodus 23:25, and that verse says that you shall serve the Lord, your God, and he shall take all sickness away away from the midst of thee.
And I looked up those words in the Hebrew, and the word ‘take’ and ‘away,’ the word on either side of ‘sickness,’ it literally means to ‘turn off.’
He will turn off sickness. And it was put in there twice, just to emphasize that, you know, whatever receptors you have in your body that make you receptive to sickness, he’ll turn it off.
Well, apparently God forgot to “turn off the sickness,” because at least 22 people caught the virus while attending his Bible conference, and there is no telling how many others were exposed or sickened because of the irresponsible actions of the televangelist and his deluded followers.
Previously Wommack claimed to have resurrected infants from the dead.
Bottom line: A COVID outbreak is being linked to a Bible conference held by televangelist Andrew Wommack, who recently promised his followers that Jesus protects Christians from the coronavirus.
(H/T Friendly Atheist)