Christian pastor who thought Covid-19 was anti-Trump 'mass hysteria' just died from the virus

Christian musical evangelist Landon Spradlin, and a pastor of several churches over the years, is one of the first deaths of the Covid-19 virus in Virginia.

Not even two weeks ago, Spradlin was sharing memes on Facebook which claimed the United States response to the coronavirus was "mass hysteria."

That same day he shared another meme talking about how the Holy Spirit can keep you safe from germs.

"The doctors asked Lake how he had protected himself from the deadly plague.His answer was, “I believe ‘the law of the Spirit of life has set me free from the law of sin and death (Rom.8:2).’ As long as I walk in the light of that law [of the Spirit of life], no germ will attach itself to me.”

According to the report, Spradlin first got sick while in New Orleans with his wife Jean Spradlin. On his way back home he started to feel to the point where he had difficulty breathing. He eventually tested positive for double pneumonia and Covid-19 shortly thereafter.

Kerry Hurley, a Roanoke blues singer, and longtime friend of Spradlin's was saddened by news, as were everyone who knew him:

“Landon spread the word of God every day he was alive and he praised and worshiped like no other … He will be in my heart until I see his sweet face again in heaven. I love you brother. That’s the last thing he said to me.”

His wife is also in quarantine, and as of a couple days ago, was listed as having pneumonia in both lungs, while still awaiting her test results.