Pastor who said COVID-19 hysteria was a media weapon against Trump dies from the coronavirus

Thursday, April 2, 2020
By Paul Martin

by: Ethan Huff
Thursday, April 02, 2020

A Christian musician and minister who believed that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is being used by the media to destroy the Trump presidency has ironically and tragically died from the virus himself.

Landon Spradlin, 66, was reportedly on his way back home to Gretna, Virginia, from a New Orleans ministry tour with his wife when he suddenly started having trouble breathing. He later died at Atrium Health Cabarrus, a hospital in Concord, North Carolina, after suffering complications from double pneumonia.

As it turns out, Spradlin had contracted the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) while in New Orleans trying to “wash it from its sin and debauchery.” A few days prior, Spradlin had shared an online meme suggesting that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is no different than the H1N1 swine flu in terms of death risk.

This same meme apparently also made the implication that this virus is being used to “hurt” President Donald Trump, the suggestion being that it’s not as bad as it’s being made out to be.

While Spradlin never actually denied that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is a “real issue,” he did state that “the media is pumping out fear and doing more harm than good,” adding that the virus will “come and it will go.”

Listen below to The Health Ranger Report as Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, discusses the very real possibility that the coronavirus (COVID-19) will kill upwards of 90,000 people by the end of July:

Spradlin also said the “Spirit of God” protected a South African missionary against the Black Death

On the same day that Spradlin shared these posts about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to his social media accounts, he also shared one about a missionary in South Africa who supposedly “protected” himself from the Black Death through 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,” a quote from this post read.

None of this is meant to mock Spradlin, but rather to show that he held a very strong belief in the power of God to heal. And while God certainly has the power and ability to heal, there wasn’t time for that to happen in this case apparently.

Spradlin’s mild case of bronchitis and pneumonia quickly turned into a severe case of double pneumonia while he and his wife Jean were traveling home from New Orleans. Jean says she tried to help her husband by getting him out of the car after pulling over, but “when I got his feet on the ground they crumpled.”

Bystanders immediately contacted paramedics, which came and took Spradlin to the nearest hospital where he tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). Within days, he passed away from complications that appear to have been associated with the disease.

While it remains unclear whether or not Spradlin’s wife also tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), it seems probable due to her close proximity to him.

Spradlin’s legacy as a skilled musician with a “powerful soul-blues voice” will live on, with the Roanoke Times describing him as “a significant part of the Roanoke-area blues scene.”

“Has a post mortem proven that the virus was the actual cause of death?” asked one commenter at the DailyMail Online (United Kingdom). He had a “[h]istory of being a heavy smoker, and (had) previous bouts of pneumonia,” this same commenter added.

“Everyone shares memes and has the wrong take sometimes,” wrote another, discouraging people and media outlets from taking a position of jest. “Let his legacy be his music and his ministry, not articles like this.”

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