They Said What? (May 2020)

Men are far likelier to obey rules that come from God than to abide by the abstract outcome of an ad hoc utilitarian calculus.

Attorney General William Barr, during a speech at the 2020 National Religious Broadcasters Convention.

The Friendly Atheist, 2-27-20

I literally went to the Throne Room of God. There was a mist that was coming off the water, and I went to the throne of God, and I didn’t see God’s face clearly, but I saw the face of God . . . I knew it was the face of God.

Paula White, the White House spiritual advisor, during a sermon at Apostle Guillermo Maldonado’s church in Miami.

Right Wing Watch, 2-20-20

God gave us grace on Nov. 8, 2016, to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools and lives. A nation had turned its back on God. And I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the “Word,” read our bibles and spend time with our families.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, after President Trump allowed him to speak during a coronavirus press conference outside the White House.

Huffington Post, 3-31-20

The governor should reconsider her “dangerous and godless” advice.

Steve Smothermon, pastor of Legacy Church in Alburquerque, N.M., speaking about New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s statement telling people to avoid going to church (or other community events).

KRQE.com, 3-11-20

God is Brazilian. The cure is right there.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a major denier of the severity of the coronavirus, insisted that an anti-malaria pill of unproved efficacy would cure COVID-19.

The New York Times, 4-1-20

No, I’m covered in Jesus’ blood. I’m covered in Jesus’ blood!

A woman in Ohio, when asked by CNN’s Gary Tuchman as she was leaving church in her vehicle, if she was worried she could impact other people if she got the coronavirus being so close to others in church. 

CNN, 4-5-20

Maybe we don’t need a vaccine, Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. Jesus.

Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, posting on Instagram that the pandemic is a sign from God and therefore a vaccine is unnecessary.

The Friendly Atheist, 4-7-20