Pastor Greg Fairrington of Destiny Church in Rocklin, California has never taken the pandemic seriously. He blamed church closures on “liberal crazies and Satan” instead of COVID. Multiple churchgoers allegedly tested positive for COVID. And he celebrated that outbreak by saying “the favor of God is on this house!”
Next weekend, he’s planning a major celebration in honor of his year of COVID defiance, and on Sunday, he told his congregation about it by playing a bizarre montage of news clips featuring churches that refused to shut down… as if that was a good thing.
During a service yesterday, Destiny Church played news clips of COVID-denying churches and pastors, and framed them as persecuted victims, before pastor Greg Fairrington announced his church's upcoming #NeverAgain service and said, "Never again will the church shut its doors." pic.twitter.com/KSkM6sCj7v
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At the end of that clip, Fairrington boasts, “Never again will the church shut its doors.”
This is what happens when your faith revolves around persecution. You don’t even realize that you’re the evil ones, putting everyone’s health in jeopardy, to the point that you’re vowing to do it again given the opportunity.
If we get through this pandemic, it’ll be because enough Americans decided to listen to scientists instead of conservative Christian pastors who run death cults.
(via Christian Nightmares)