TN Church Holds Three-Day COVID Super-Spreader Conference in the Name of Jesus

In Tennessee, where Republican Governor Bill Lee has limited indoor gatherings to 10 people, but exempted religious services from that requirement, a church in the city of Cleveland just hosted a massive, maskless Christian conference.

The Ramp, a church at Omega Center International and home of Perry Stone Ministries, held a New Year’s blowout where people gathered to celebrate their blissful ignorance of a virus that has taken over 340,000 American lives (and counting).

Just look at these pictures and think about how selfish every single Christian here must be for them to care so little about the lives of their family members and community. They’re willing to put everyone’s fate in jeopardy because they refuse to acknowledge reality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A local news channel covered the Christian super-spreader event, but the fact is there’s nothing illegal happening here because Tennessee’s Republican leaders don’t want to upset their base.

Stupid? Yes.

Irresponsible? Definitely.

Deadly? We’ll find out very soon.

WRCB, the local NBC affiliate, quoted George Douglas, whose video from the event is seen above, as saying he wasn’t worried about the virus at all:

Douglas believes people who get COVID-19 or any other sickness should lean on the church for healing.

“The word lets me know that those that are sick to come to the church and let the elders lay hands on them and pray for them and the sick will be healed,” Douglas continued.

Douglas doesn’t seem to realize that devout Christians have died in the pandemic. The virus doesn’t go away because of magic words or shoulder touches. You have to be utterly insane — or brainwashed — to think any of that would work especially when it absolutely has not made a difference so far.

But this is what happens when Republicans act like churches shouldn’t be subject to the same rules when it comes to a disease that doesn’t care what religion anybody is. Churches are not “essential” places that ought to be exempt from COVID restrictions.

The simple truth is that there’s a very good chance people in Tennessee will get sick and die because these Christians didn’t give a shit about their lives. They wanted to party in the name of Jesus, and they believe God won’t listen if they gather over Zoom. Their God must be very weak.

This is a death cult. And not enough Christians — certainly not enough Christian leaders with large platforms — have the good sense to condemn this act of voluntary harm.

How many more people need to die before religious people like these realize they’re contributing to the problem?

Think of the christian nationalist post I just made, and combine these two posts. These religious types are a threat to our democracy and our health. The truth is this is about money, greed. Donations go up at these events, down when the service is virtual. Let the grift continue until the marks are all dead. Hugs

5 thoughts on “TN Church Holds Three-Day COVID Super-Spreader Conference in the Name of Jesus

  • The “psychology” behind religion in full display.

    The pastor instructs them to utter, “God, I’m broken!” “God, I’m messed up!” “God, I’m addicted!” “God, I’m sinful!”

    And of course, human nature being what it is, the individual immediately condemns him/herself and “cries out to God” to perform a “cleansing” and make her/him “acceptable in His sight.”

    Ohhhh yes. A very common/familiar scene among the evangelicals.

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    • Hello Nan. I think it is worse than that. The leader is saying that sick people, that is people with Covid, need to come to the open church filled with people to have their sickness prayed away making them healed. It totally ignores all the religious people who have gone the pray it way and be healed route, and still got very sick or died. To me demanding that people gather during a pandemic and taht sick people join them is criminal and the church should be held responsible for all the costs related to treatment or funeral for anyone who gets sick from those church gatherings or from someone who was at one of them. Hugs

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  • Hey, I live in Tn.! You don’t have to tell me these people are freaking morons. I see it every day. I feel like one of the normal people in the old movie classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Any minute they will discover I’m not one of them and point a finger as they raise the scream alarm…

    You are not a brain dead, mouth breathing, moron! Come with us!

    There is a very high probability covid was at that gathering. There is a very high probablity dozens will have been infected. Also a very high probability that they all believe they are impervious to the virus, because they love jeebus.

    Morons.

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    • Hello ShellDigger. I am worried about the park I live in. These people have acted like Covid has not existed for months. Over the holidays they gathered maskless in large rotating groups. I have heard from a couple people that they now have tested positive for Covid. These are mostly elderly people. I expect to see a bunch of sick older people here in a couple of weeks. I avoid them all. Hugs

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      • Sad to hear Scottie. Not so much that they are covid positive, but the level of dumbass is what scares me.

        Avoid them at all costs man. I’m not sure if stoopid is contagious, but covid sure is!

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