Christian evangelist and worship leader Sean Feucht said that Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper could not trace a single coronavirus case to his Let Us Worship prayer rally on October 11.
Feucht on Thursday posted on his public Facebook page, “Nashville Mayors Office today confirms ZERO new cases tracked to our #LetUsWorship. (and they looked real hard too). Someone tell the squad at @rollingstone @cnn @abcnews @nbcnews @cbsnews PLS.”
He continued, “Sorry you bold worshippers endured so much backlash from this – BUT LOOK souls saved, bodies healed and HOPE RESTORED for thousands that day! We ensured lots of hate, slander, death threats from that one but GOD IS SO GOOD AND GETS THE GLORY for what happened! Who is ready for DC?”
Metro Nashville officials did not approve of Feucht’s gathering, which had an estimated 9,000-11,000 in attendance in front of the Metro Courthouse. He also drew flack from the national mainstream media.
Rolling Stone ran a negative piece against Feucht following the Nashville rally with the headline, “Jesus Christ, Superspreader?”.
“The Metro Public Health Department is working with other Metro Departments to investigate the event that took place Sunday in front of the Metro Courthouse. The event organizer did not submit an application to the Health Department or permit application to any Metro department. We have worked very hard to slow the spread of COVID by taking a measured approach to the community. The Health Department is very concerned by the actions that took place at the event and we are investigating and will pursue appropriate penalties against the organizer.”
Interim Nashville Police Chief John Drake said the organizers did not have any advance communication with his department, CBS News reported. Drake said he was “greatly disappointed” they “did not better prioritize their health and the health of others through social distancing and the wearing of face coverings.”
Feucht did not even escape criticism from Belmont University, which asked any students who attended to report to Health Services for possible quarantine or testing, The Star reported.
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