Bob Enyart, a conservative Christian radio host and pastor of Denver Bible Church, has died from COVID. (Last week, I posted about how he had tested positive.)
He was 62 (though I can’t seem to find a good source for his birthday). There’s no word yet on his wife, who also tested positive for COVID.
The death was confirmed by Fred Williams, the co-host (with Enyart) of the wildly misnamed “Real Science Radio.”
It comes with an extremely heavy heart that my close friend and co-host of Real Science Radio has lost his battle with Covid. Bob Enyart was one of the smartest, and without question the wisest person I’ve known. All the while being exceedingly kind and humble, and always, always willing to listen and discuss anything you wanted. It was an honor beyond measure to have been alongside him for 15 years and over 750 science shows. I always marveled how Bob put up with me all those years together… When we pre-recorded a show and he asked me to do a retake, I’m convinced that many times he would on purpose follow it with one of his own retakes just to make me feel better. The number of lives he touched is immeasurable and I’m sure Jesus has an extra special place for him in heaven. ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’.
Heaven’s gain has left an enormous hole here on earth. Bob’s enduring legacy will live on with the treasure trove he leaves behind, including an amazing website which many have recognized as the best online resource of science confirming the Genesis record, his captivating Bible study MP3s, science DVDs, YouTube videos, etc.
I miss my best friend and mentor. Please especially pray for Bob’s family.
As I said before, it’s awful when anyone catches the virus, much less dies from it, but let’s go through a list of reasons Enyart’s condition wasn’t generating much sympathy from the broader public.
This is a guy who used to mock AIDS victims on his TV show by reading their obituaries while plays Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” in the background.
This is a guy who filed a lawsuit against Colorado’s COVID restrictions, only to have a Trump-appointed judge grant a temporary restraining order that allowed indoor churches to open to the masses without having to wear masks. How many people caught the virus because of that irresponsible lawsuit?
This is a guy who had “sworn off” taking any of the available vaccines because “they tested these three products on the cells of aborted babies.” (That’s not accurate.)
This is a guy who urged people to boycott Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson to “put pressure on the child killers.”
There’s a long list of other horrible beliefs he’s held over the years, but you get the idea. This was someone whose most recent career choices put more people at risk of dying of COVID — and now he’s become a victim of his own delusion. Better him than his victims. He had every opportunity to take precautions and get vaccinated, but he idolized a right-wing conspiracy machine and his ignorance finally caught up to him.
Incidentally, Enyart’s Facebook page is currently full of people posting links to “Another One Bites the Dust.”
(Screenshot via YouTube. Large portions of this article were posted earlier)