Evangelical fundamentalist Lori Alexander (author of the 2016 book “The Power of a Transformed Wife”) shared words of praise for the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Alexander wrote a Facebook post claiming that the virus outbreak is a good thing because it has encouraged women to be full-time housewives rather than working outside the home.
The far-right blogger/author wrote that coronavirus is “pushing a lot of women back into their homes with their children — which is a good thing, in my opinion.”
Alexander also wrote a blog on her website, The Transformed Wife, with the headline “Fear the Coronavirus.”
“Mothers of young children, you can rest assured concerning this virus since no children from zero to nine have died from it — and most children have mild cases of this,” Alexander writes. “It seems to mostly be killing the elderly and those with health problems. The average of death from the virus is 80 years old.”
Alexander went on to claim that washing your hands is not necessary, despite being warned to do so by healthcare experts.
“I am not a hand-washer since I’m not afraid of germs,” Alexander writes. “I have dry skin, and I greatly dislike the feel of dry hands. Yes, I wash my hands after using the restroom, but I have never thought about washing my hands after going shopping or out and about. I don’t use hand sanitizer.”
Despite the quick spread of the coronavirus, Alexander insists that there are way bigger problems going on right now.
“Many of the things going on in our culture — abortion, children being allowed to change genders, pornography, sex trafficking of children, and so on — are (much) more destructive to our culture,” Alexander insists. “Maybe God will use this virus for good. Our culture needs a good wake-up call.”
In a video that has been posted on her YouTube channel, Alexander has argued against women having jobs outside the home — claiming, “God is clear in his word that he wants young women to be keepers at home, and older women are to be known for serving and loving and caring and raising up children and helping people. There’s nothing about having a career in the Bible.”