Christian activist: China caused coronavirus by eating ‘biblically unclean’ animals (Does she eat pork though?)

On a recent episode of The Jim Bakker Show, Christian activist Mary Colbert blamed the spread of coronavirus on what she says is China’s defiance of Old Testament directives on “unclean foods.”

“It points out to what the scriptures teach us about the clean and the unclean food,” Colbert said. “There is food that is prohibited in the Old Testament from eating, and God had a reason for it — because they carried bacteria, they carry viruses, they carry things that your body cannot absorb. … These are all part of the unclean animals.”

As the Friendly Atheist’s Hemant Mehta points out, the Old Testament chapter Colbert is likely referring to also forbids the eating of pork — which millions of Americans eat daily.

To become a DeadState supporter, click here

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.