Evangelical Pastor Who Mocked Social Distance Rules Dies of Covid19

Mish

The New Deliverance Evangelistic Church pastor died from Covid19 after refusing to adhere to social distancing rules.

Please note a Virginia Pastor Who Defiantly Held Church Service Dies of Coronavirus.

In his last known in-person service on March 22, Bishop Gerald O. Glenn got his congregation at Richmond’s New Deliverance Evangelistic Church to stand to prove how many were there despite warnings against gatherings of more than 10 people.

I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus. You can quote me on that,” he said, repeating it a second time to claps, saying that “people are healed” in his church.

I am essential,” he said of remaining open, adding, “I’m a preacher — I talk to God!

Darwin Award Candidate?

In the spirit of Charles Darwin, the Darwin Awards commemorate individuals who protect our gene pool by making the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives. Darwin Award winners eliminate themselves in an extraordinarily idiotic manner, thereby improving our species' chances of long-term survival.

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I suppose one could question whether or not Bishop Glenn person was capable of sound judgement, but I give him the benefit of the doubt.

Unfortunately, however, there are other rules.

"The death of innocent bystanders absolutely rules out a Darwin Award. We don't applaud those who take others out of the gene pool, even if they share some DNA in common. Injuring bystanders is also frowned upon."

This fool put his entire church at risk even if no others die. And you can quote me on that.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (28)
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Zardoz
Zardoz

Looks like natural selection is coming back into play.

Realist
Realist

I have seen several stories about churches refusing to cooperate with social distancing. Though I suspect this is but a tiny percentage of outliers compared to the vast majority of “places of worship” that truly care for their congregations.

I have also seen many comment on this blog about social distancing infringing on their personal liberty. I guess they are the types that would piss in their neighbour’s well just because it’s their right to do what they want.

Perhaps you could give out the “Mish Award”. It would be dedicated to those who feel it’s their right to put other’s lives at risk. My first nominee is president Trump. Second, is Fox News.

Mish
Mish

Editor

If Boris Johnson had Died - he might have met all the rules

tokidoki
tokidoki

Same stupidity everywhere.

Just like that cleric in Iran saying how this virus was caused by Chinese persecution of moslems. He too got the virus.

Then we have the superspreader in India, a Hindu preacher who died contacting the virus, but not before spreading it through his teachings.

Religion does not make people dumb. Not questioning it makes you dumb.

aqualech
aqualech

He was a showman. You can check out his many Youtube videos. Listed on their website as pastor/ceo. A large amount of arrogance appears to have been his claim to fame. One of those $2000 suit pastors. Gotta wonder if he was worried about the lost revenue.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

I believe in God, but I wear a seat belt.

Greggg
Greggg

One look... and he had the big BINGO box checked - Old.

TCW
TCW

If he has kids then he's already passed his stupid genes down and would not qualify for the award.

TCW
TCW

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

wootendw
wootendw

He should have taken nutritional supplements like vitamin D, melatonin, etc.

Anna 7
Anna 7

I pity the fool.

psalm876
psalm876

He knows better now.

nrm
nrm

Just wondering....can anyone die of anything but covid-19 these days?

magoomba
magoomba

Mebbe he was in a hurry to get to the Promise Land?

Shibbo
Shibbo

I’m waiting to see what happens to the 1000+ membership Life Tabernacle church in Louisiana. They keep defying the mandate week after weeks.
‘Hey a tornado is coning. Everyone take shelter?’
‘Ok’
‘Hey, a flood is coming. Everyone go to higher ground.’
‘Ok’
‘Hey, a fire is over taking our town. Run away from the fire.’
‘Ok.’
‘Hey, a pandemic is coming that could make our medical system crack, kill a bunch of people, and effect anyone else who needs emergency care. Shelter in place so you don’t get it or spread it.’
‘You can’t tell me what to do. God will protect me.’

sharonsj
sharonsj

I shouldn't laugh when someone dies. Couldn't help it this time.

Isaiah217
Isaiah217

This article is irrelevant because many people (myself included ) consider social distancing wrong and almost everyone who does ( or doesn’t ) won’t die from covid. This guy said something and he was wrong, it happens. You just wrote this article to make yourself feel superior to someone else, I have teenagers, do nothing new.

SeaCap
SeaCap

Mish. Love your stuff. Been following for years. But, this? Really? You should know better than believe a CNN article. I am a trauma RN (14yrs) in a 'hotzone'. I can tell you that the numbers are inflated. Please dont exacerbate our problems.

snafuman
snafuman

A lot of self congratulatory intellectual masturbation here over this man's death.

You're all going to die, folks. Regardless of your religious, political or sexual affiliations. Yes, I fear death, regardless of my belief in God. I just fear other things more. Otherwise, I would never move out of my house. Then I could be just like most of the posters here.

The man died doing what he believed in. It's possible he also believed in the First Amendment. And limited government. We know he believed in God. Apparently all things of the past. Because of a virus?

Show a little respect.


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