Landon Spradlin, a 66-year-old Christian “musical evangelist,” said less than two weeks ago the coronavirus outbreak was being used by the media to create “mass hysteria” among the public in order to hurt Donald Trump.
Today, according to the Friendly Atheist’s Hemant Mehta, Spradlin died after contracting the coronavirus during a trip to New Orleans with his wife.
On March 13, Spradlin shared a misleading meme that compared coronavirus deaths to swine flu deaths and suggested the media is using the pandemic to hurt Trump.
“It will come and it will go,” he wrote.
That same day, he shared a post from another pastor that told the story of a missionary in South Africa who “protected” himself from the bubonic plague with the “Spirit of God.”
“As long as I walk in the light of that law [of the Spirit of life], no germ will attach itself to me,” read a quote from the post.