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    Virginia pastor who defiantly held church service dies of coronavirus

    Virginia pastor who defiantly held church service dies of coronavirus

    By Lee Brown

    He practiced what he preached — then he died of coronavirus.
    An evangelical pastor died of COVID-19 just weeks after proudly showing off how packed his Virginia church was — and vowing to keep preaching “unless I’m in jail or the hospital.”
    In his on March 22, Bishop Gerald O. Glenn got his congregation at Richmond’s New Deliverance Evangelistic Church to stand to prove how many were there despite warnings against gatherings of more than 10 people.
    “I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus. You can quote me on that,” he said, repeating it a second time to claps, saying that “people are healed” in his church.
    Enlarge ImageBishop Gerald GlennThe New Deliverance Evangelistic ChurchHappily announcing he was being “controversial” by being “in violation” of safety protocols — with “way more than 10 people” at the church — he vowed to keep his church open “unless I’m in jail or the hospital.”
    “I am essential,” he said of remaining open, adding, “I’m a preacher — I talk to God!”
    On Sunday, his church announced “with an exceedingly sorrowful and heavy heart” that the pastor had died a week after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
    His wife, Marcietia Glenn, is also sick with the bug, with church members offering their prayers.
    Their daughter, Mar-Gerie Crawley, told WTVR that her father initially dismissed his symptoms because he has a condition that often leads to fevers and infections.
    She is now urging everyone to stay home.
    “It becomes very real to you,” she told WTVR after her parents’ diagnoses.
    “I just beg people to understand the severity and the seriousness of this, because people are saying it’s not just about us, it’s about everyone around us.”

    https://nypost.com/2020/04/13/virgin...f-coronavirus/

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    ... quick! thoughts and prayers!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    “I am essential,” he said of remaining open, adding, “I’m a preacher — I talk to God!”

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    He'll be closer now and able to whisper to God...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    “I’m a preacher — I talk to God!”
    Maybe he'll have more luck now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    He'll be closer now and able to whisper to God...
    ...apparently there's no IQ test at the Pearly Gates...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    vowing to keep preaching “unless I’m in jail or the hospital.”
    he missed the third option, death.


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    God works in mysterious ways . . .

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    There's something quite heart-warming about these reports which so entertain us all with their vivid insights into the stupidity of people in general, and of course Americans in particular.

    If there is such a thing as a higher order manipulating human enterprise, then they certainly do have a delicious sense of irony.

    I'm reminded of a recent article I read somewhere in which it reported the last words uttered by General Sedgwick at a battle in Spotsylvania in 1864 before a Confederate sharpshooter blew his brains out " They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance".
    Last edited by Seekingasylum; 14-04-2020 at 10:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    " They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance".
    . . . and he was correct. They hit him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ... quick! thoughts and prayers!...


    QUACK ! thoughts and prayers !....

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    Darwin picks the low hanging fruit first.

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    Jesus Saves........................The rest from this idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Jesus Saves........................The rest from this idiot.
    ...a rather unchristian remark, St. Hugh...you're risking the Fires...

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    Virginia pastor who defiantly held church service dies of coronavirus-c19density-jpg

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    well, at least he did what he loved and died doing it,

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    Why didn't his followers draw their concealed weapon and shot it ?

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    Comes around to those who have it comin'.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Comes around to those who have it comin'.....
    ...pre-thoughts and prayers for other deserving targets...

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    So much for the supposed and perceived superior Occidental/Christian existence -
    It ain't working.

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    Not much different than the snake handlers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    So much for the supposed and perceived superior Occidental/Christian existence -
    It ain't working.
    They rationalize it all by saying.

    He’s now sitting on the right hand side of God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaches View Post
    He’s now sitting on the right hand side of God.
    ...so, the heavenly outhouse is a two-seater then...

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