Right-wing pastor Jonathan Shuttlesworth has some harsh words for church leaders who cancel services in the wake of the pandemic.
European churches bore the brunt of his scorn.
“Shame on every European full Gospel church, bunch of sissies, that shut down during this thing. Catholic Church not having holy water in the lobby — how holy is the water then? That should be a sign to you that your whole religion’s a fraud. Any faith that doesn’t work in real life is a fake faith. Totally fake. …”
“If you’re putting out pamphlets and telling everybody to use Purell before they come into the sanctuary and don’t greet anyone, you should just turn in your ministry credentials and burn your church down — turn it into a casino or something. You’re a loser … Bunch of pansies. No balls. Got neutered somewhere along the line and don’t even realize it.”
“Let me tell you if the devil doesn’t want there to be mass gatherings — it’s time to hold mass gatherings. If I lived in Italy I would call an open-air crusade to pray for the sick. If you have to go to jail, go to jail.”
Here’s what Shuttlesworth has to say in the clip below, provided by Right Wing Watch:
Right-wing evangelist Jonathan Shuttlesworth has no time for "loser" pastors who are canceling services because of the coronavirus, saying they should instead be holding mass gatherings to demonstrate the power of their faith. pic.twitter.com/XNXJ89AE32
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