Pastor Names Congregants That Are Skipping Church During Pandemic: I’m Trying To Get You Into Heaven

The Christian Post reports:

A Louisiana pastor is drawing criticism online for calling out his members by name during his sermon Sunday for skipping in-person church services despite ongoing fears about the new coronavirus.

Pastor Tim Deason of Sugartown United Pentecostal Church in Sugartown, Louisiana, told his congregants Sunday that he doesn’t mind if people go on vacations. He just doesn’t want them staying at home when he’s busy trying to get them to Heaven.

Deason’s rebuke of his members comes as a recent study shows that a majority of Americans, with the exception of white evangelicals, won’t be attending in-person church services during the coronavirus pandemic even if restrictions are lifted.