Tennessee Mayor Refuses to Require COVID-19 Safety Masks Until God Tells Him
Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman announced that masks will not be required until God tells him to do so, despite 1,322 COVID cases in the Tennessee county, notes AL.com:
[The virus] is science and it’s true and I do believe masking helps prevent the spread of it. But I don’t feel I should mandate people wearing masks at this time.
It’s a heart thing. It’s not a mind thing. But you’re using all your God-given (talents), your physical or mental or spiritual, all those things. When I pray for guidance, I may not know the answer immediately.