End Times enthusiast and former congressional candidate Michael Snyder is the latest conservative to link COVID-19 with the United States’ fraught relationship with Israel.
He explained his (okay, let’s call it) thinking in an article for — where else? — Charisma:
… Snyder’s Friday column in Charisma reminds readers that in January he called the proposed deal “the biggest mistake that Trump has made in his entire presidency” and warned that it would curse the U.S.
Snyder says he was “deeply, deeply grieved” by the fact that many evangelicals supported Trump’s plan, saying, “I knew that would mean big trouble.”
“Now here we are, less than three months later, and churches all across America have been shut down by this coronavirus pandemic,” Snyder writes. “Do you actually believe that this is just a coincidence?”
As we’ve said time and again, viruses don’t target people based on their religious beliefs (or lack thereof). Snyder must be confusing the virus with white evangelicals.
“Is it not just a coincidence that this coronavirus pandemic is hitting the United States much harder than anyone else?” Snyder asks, noting that the more than 600,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. is far more than any other country.
Again, yes. Unlike other countries, our president is a clueless buffoon who downplayed the severity of the virus for weeks, if not months, calling it no different from the flu and talking about his desire to re-open the country by Easter. If he took the threat of illness seriously, perhaps the churches that held in-person services last Sunday would have been more inclined to cancel and opt for live-streaming instead.
We’re not being punished because of our foreign policy. We’re being punished because nearly half the voters in the country elected a reality star for the highest office in the land, expecting him to be better than a complete dumpster fire. They were wrong, and here we are.