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A Virginia Preacher Believed “God Can Heal Anything.” Then He Caught Coronavirus.

posted on April 27, 2020

The Washington Post‘s Peter Jamison writes that street preacher Landon Spradlin succumbed to covid-19 after his family’s annual ministry trip to Mardi Gras. In the Spradlins’ brand of charismatic Christianity, God could “heal anything.” Jamison writes, “In the days after Landon succumbed to covid-19, his death brought words of sympathy from people who knew him — and jeers from people who didn’t. … Landon was posthumously attacked as a victim of misguided beliefs — in the assurances of his president and the protections of his God.” His daughter said,  “I don’t understand finding joy in a family’s sorrow.”

Read at The Washington Post