A petition is calling for the release of an Iranian pastor imprisoned for allegedly evangelizing to Muslims. As conditions in the Evin prison decline amid the coronavirus pandemic, the risk level of the pastor contracting the virus increases.
“What can you do as faith and community leaders?” asked U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams in a videotaped address for the COVID-19 Church Online Summit that opened Thursday. “Well, first, follow the guidance from your local health department and find ways to partner with them. Second, develop your plan to protect your employees and the people you serve.”
Planned Parenthood is filing a lawsuit against Texas governor Greg Abbot after he called for a temporary ban on non-essential abortions in an effort to reserve medical supplies for health care professionals battling the coronavirus pandemic.
While many of his colleagues seem sure that the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of the end times, Pastor David Jeremiah is not ready to commit to that idea. In his sermon on Sunday, Jeremiah argued that while he cannot say for certain if the outbreak is or is not a warning sign of the second coming, he does think the pandemic does not perfectly match up with biblical prophecy and, therefore, is "probably" not a sign of Jesus' return.