Maybe God Will Protect Them

“I think we have a responsibility to our students — who paid to be here, who want to be here, who love it here — to give them the ability to be with their friends, to continue their studies, enjoy the room and board they’ve already paid for and to not interrupt their college life.”

— Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.“As the coronavirus threatens to spread across the Lynchburg region, Liberty University officials are preparing to welcome back up to 5,000 students from spring break this week,” the Lynchburg News & Advance reports.

Georgia Still Full of Racist ‘Christians’

“I have black friends, I hired black people. But when it comes to all this stuff you see on TV, when you see blacks and whites together, it makes my blood boil because that’s just not the way a Christian is supposed to live.”

— Councilman Jim Cleveland defending “the mayor of Hoschton, a nearly all-white community 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, [who] allegedly withheld a job candidate from consideration for city administrator because he was black,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Mayor Theresa Kenerly told a member of the City Council she pulled the resume of Keith Henry from a packet of four finalists “because he is black, and the city isn’t ready for this.”

Without the Death Penalty, There’d Be No Jesus, or Without Jesus, There’d Be No Death Penalty?

“The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and for me… If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.”

— Wyoming state Sen. Lynn Hutchings (R), quoted by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, arguing that without the death penalty Jesus Christ would not have been able to die to resolve the sins of mankind.

Nearly half of Republicans Say God Wanted Trump as President

45%

A new Fox News poll finds that nearly half of Republicans, 45%, believe that God wanted Donald Trump to be president, with another 18% indicating that they weren’t sure. “More than half of white evangelical Protestants — 55% — said that God endorsed Trump. Only 3 in 10 evangelicals said categorically that they didn’t think Trump had God’s explicit support in the election.”

Trump Adviser Says You Don’t Need a Flu Shot If You Have God

“Inoculate yourself with the word of God.”

— Gloria Copeland, a controversial minister on President Trump’s evangelical advisory board, saying flu shots aren’t necessary when you have Jesus, the HuffPost reports. She said the faithful who don’t have the flu can ward off the infection by repeatedly saying, “I’ll never have the flu. I’ll never have the flu.”

Moore-Supporting Alabama Pastor Cites ‘War on Men’

“More women are sexual predators than men. Women are chasing young boys up and down the road, but we don’t hear about that because it’s not PC.”

— Franklin Raddish, an Alabama pastor who supports Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) told the Birmingham News that allegations of sexual harassment against Moore are part of a “war on men.”

Huckabee Says Obama ‘Pretends’ to Be a Christian

I’m less concerned about what faith the person has. I’m more concerned about the authenticity of their faith and how that plays out in their politics … I’m also concerned about a guy that believes he’s a Christian and pretends to be and then says he is, but then does things that makes it very difficult for people to practice their Christian faith.

— Mike Huckabee, telling Newsmax that President Obama “pretends to be” a Christian.