An American evangelist and pastor, Rodney Howard-Browne has expressed doubt over the existence of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) following protests in which thousands gathered to demand an end to racial discrimination.
The protests commenced after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of black man, George Floyd until he died in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25.
Sharing a video of a group of protesters, Howard-Browne wondered why they were allowed to break social and physical distancing guidelines when in-person church services have been suspended for weeks in many cities across the nation.
The nearly two-week protests were expected to cause an exponentially increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the nation but rather the numbers have been inexplicably decreasing.
According to Howard-Browne, the virus and stringent measures adopted to combat it were no more than a political scam.
The pastor of River Church in Tampa Bay, Florida further described the measures as an attack on the “Body of Christ”.
He tweeted, “I was right all along, this virus was & is an attack on the Body of Christ (while thousand protest)
“The virus? it miraculously (disappeared) where is it?
“Let me think about this: churches cannot meet however protests, riots, looting?
“America you are being played!”
I was right all along, this virus was & is an attack on the Body of Christ (while thousand protest)
The virus? it miraculously (disappeared) where is it?
Let me think about this 🤔 churches cannot meet however protests, riots, looting ?
America you are being played! 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/cDfRyAYMM5
— Rodney Howard-Browne (@rhowardbrowne) June 2, 2020