In his last known in-person service on March 22, Bishop Gerald O. Glenn got his congregation at Richmond’s New Deliverance Evangelistic Church to stand to prove how many were there despite warnings against gatherings of more than 10 people.
“I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus. You can quote me on that,” he said, repeating it a second time to claps, saying that “people are healed” in his church.
“I am essential,” he said of remaining open, adding, “I’m a preacher — I talk to God!”
Darwin Award Candidate?
In the spirit of Charles Darwin, the Darwin Awards commemorate individuals who protect our gene pool by making the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives. Darwin Award winners eliminate themselves in an extraordinarily idiotic manner, thereby improving our species' chances of long-term survival.
Darwin Award Rules
I suppose one could question whether or not Bishop Glenn person was capable of sound judgement, but I give him the benefit of the doubt.
Unfortunately, however, there are other rules.
"The death of innocent bystanders absolutely rules out a Darwin Award. We don't applaud those who take others out of the gene pool, even if they share some DNA in common. Injuring bystanders is also frowned upon."
This fool put his entire church at risk even if no others die. And you can quote me on that.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock