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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Pastor Spradlin's son, Landon Isaac, 32, told me that he and his father had talked and agreed about what they felt was an irrational frenzy and fear mongering about the virus, perhaps because it was an election year. "I want to say outright though, dad didn't think it was a hoax, he knew it was a real virus," says Landon Isaac. "But he did put up that post because he was frustrated that the media was propagating fear as the main mode of communication," he told me. Pastor Spradlin was taken to hospital in North Carolina where they discovered he had developed pneumonia in both lungs and he now also tested positive for the coronavirus. After eight days in intensive care, Pastor Spradlin died.

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Left wing media reported on the virus and the risk that it would come to the US and do what it did to China and Italy.

Reich wing media ridiculed the concern and called it a hoax for weeks.

Who do you trust now?

#1 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-07 01:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sounds like she's learning the problem with right wing media.

They're full of ----- and will push their agenda even if it means you or your loved ones die.

Hope they learn that lesson and it sticks.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-07 03:46 AM | Reply

I feel like the coronavirus issue turned into something that was 'party against party' instead of one nation under God," she says.

The virus didn't do anything sister, the folks you support did that.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-04-07 03:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump's Rhetoric and flagrant disregard for the danger of this virus is what killed this pastor and thousands of Americans. Soon to be hundreds of thousands.

Congratulations Republicans. You've killed more Americans than any terrorist could have dreamed of.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-07 04:15 AM | Reply

That's what happens when you believe Fox News propaganda.
I don't feel sorry for these idiots. One less Trump voter.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-07 04:31 AM | Reply

"Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain."

Friedrich von Schiller

#6 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-04-07 10:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Look, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves." - JC

Fundies miss on both points.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-07 04:05 PM | Reply

He only needed more of Jesus' blood in his bathtub.

#8 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-04-07 05:12 PM | Reply

A fool and his life are soon departed.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-08 12:31 PM | Reply

The joy I see here at a man's Death is truly sickening to witness. The man died for Christ's sake, y'all are effing ashholes to take ANY pleasure in that! Have you no shame?

#10 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-08 01:13 PM | Reply

He didn't die for CHRIST'S sake, he died for stupidity's sake.

#11 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-04-08 01:19 PM | Reply

That was an expression of anger not a literal statement.

#12 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-08 02:10 PM | Reply

An expression of anger and a literal statement are not mutually exclusive.

Plus, you are wrong, it was a literal statement.

He died, literally. In my subjective opinion, he was very stupid too.

It proves Darwin was literally correct.

#13 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-04-08 02:22 PM | Reply

Stupid, maybe? Joy at his death shows you to be a sick puppy. Even Darwin would not have been so craven. You are showing your ass, sir.

#14 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-08 03:36 PM | Reply

Pastor Spradin sounds like many Trump supporters on this site. Even though they know the Corona Virus is real, they are still convinced that the media is just hyping the disease in order to politically hurt Trump. This really is an example of Darwinism in action. An emotional reaction taking priority over what the intellect and common sense is telling us.

#15 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-04-08 06:09 PM | Reply

Karma is a real ----!
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

#16 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-08 06:44 PM | Reply

"The joy I see here at a man's Death..."

I don't see any joy. Where is the joy?

Commenting on the irony of life and death and karma is not the same as expressing joy.

Perhaps you have never experienced actual joy so you don't know what it looks like?

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-09 10:25 AM | Reply

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