Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:
From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, right-wing pastor and radio host E.W. Jackson dismissed concerns about the virus and vowed to defy government orders to close churches in an effort to prevent its spread.
In March, Jackson boldly proclaimed that God was protecting both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from contracting the virus and repeatedly declared that he would never contract it because he was also being protected by God.
“I will not get the coronavirus,” Jackson guarantee. “Who do you think you are? How can you say that? Because I asked God to protect me from it. I confessed Psalm 91 over my life and over the life of my congregation and over the life of our families and we’re not getting it.”
In 2012 Jackson ran for the US Senate in Virginia. The following year he ran for Virginia lieutenant governor. Rather obviously, he flamed out (ahem) both times.
During yesterday’s church service, Jackson announced that he had contracted COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/aW4uXDYbnF
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) November 16, 2020
PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: E.W. Jackson warns about the “homovirus.” E.W. Jackson says Trump is butch while Obama is “light in the loafers.” E.W. Jackson calls for burning every rainbow flag. E.W. Jackson says Satan made Pete Buttigieg gay. E.W. Jackson says gays are Satan’s servants. E.W. Jackson says the US has never been racist because slavery was invented by Muslims. E.W. Jackson says leftists would murder Roy Moore “if they could get away with it.” E.W. Jackson says God will punish people who voted for trans lawmaker Danica Roem. E.W. Jackson blames the Charleston mass murders on gays and Obama. E.W. Jackson says Christians must be willing to die to stop gay marriage. E.W. Jackson says Christianity is the world’s only real religion. E.W. Jackson says using his own words against him violates the Constitution. E.W. Jackson launches petition to legalize anti-gay discrimination nationwide. E.W. Jackson says Satan supports the separation of church and state. E.W. Jackson joins international coalition to criminalize homosexuality. E.W. Jackson joins hate group rally against Virginia marriage. E.W. Jackson says women who commit sins give birth to deformed babies. E.W. Jackson says God invented the Tea Party because Obama got elected.