The Holland Sentinel reports:
A Holland pastor’s comments on COVID-19, shared on Facebook late last week, were condemned by residents who said the comments were “irresponsible.” During a sermon, Bart Spencer, senior pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, encouraged his congregation to contract the virus to “get it over with.”
“COVID, it’s all good. Several people have had COVID, none have died yet,” Spencer said in an aside after he started coughing while delivering a sermon. The sermon was videotaped and is available to view on the church’s website. “It’s OK. Get it, get it over with, press on.”
Spencer told The Sentinel he and several in his family, including elderly family members, have had the virus and gotten over it. “It’s not fun, I lost my sense of taste and smell, but my bout with the flu was worse,” he said.
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