Pastor John MacArthur, who infamously claimed “there is no pandemic” on Aug. 30, received a standing ovation from thousands of followers at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles on Sept. 13 (MORE VIDEO BELOW).
The pro-Trump pastor disobeyed a court order and an order by the Los Angeles Public Department of Health by stop holding indoor church services without social distancing or masks, which places thousands in danger.
MacArthur has refused to hold outdoor church services by claiming that does not count as fellowship, even though Jesus preached outdoors. MacArthur has also refused indoor services with masks and social distancing.
We’re under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ #CHURCHISESSENTIAL. Church isn’t a building it is the fellowshipping of believer’s around the teaching of God’s Word. That fellowship can’t happen online or across dozens of outdoor, distanced services. https://t.co/2mJn8dhDoa— John MacArthur (@johnmacarthur) September 11, 2020
During MacArthur’s refusal to follow safety guidelines, COVID-19 deaths and cases have continued to climb in California.
MacArthur’s son Matt tweeted a video of the maskless, crowded church.
Church is essential pic.twitter.com/2vYuXVYeIJ— Matt MacArthur (@matt64matt) September 13, 2020