Evangelical Who Says Prayers Block COVID Has COVID

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist:

Back in March, right-wing pastor Rick Joyner, the head of MorningStar Ministries, claimed that the United States and South Korea had the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world because those two countries “are the two strongest nations in prayer.”

That wasn’t true… but that’s what he said. Since that time, South Korea has seen a grand total of 468 COVID deaths while the U.S. (“We’re #1”) has topped 236,000 deaths.

But Joyner’s basic premise was that prayer was a way to defeat the virus. That’s going to be shocking to (*checks notes*) Rick Joyner, who just tested positive for COVID.

PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Rick Joyner says hurricanes are caused by sin. Rick Joyner says Jesus teleported him to a city over two hours away by car. Rick Joyner says God sent Hurricane Harvey to punish Houston for “homosexual wickedness.” Rick Joyner asks Jesus to provide a “hostile military takeover and martial law” in an uprising against Barack Obama.