Pastor Joshua Feuerstein Says 'You Don't Need the Vaccine, You Got Jesus' as Delta Surges

Far-right evangelical Pastor Joshua Feuerstein told "cowering" fellow church leaders and Christians across America that they don't need to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because they are already protected by their faith in Jesus Christ.

The ardently anti-President Joe Biden pastor based out of Tennessee and Texas railed over the weekend against "pansy preachers that fill the pulpit in America today."

Feuerstein, who was in Washington, D.C., during the January 6 Capitol riot, told his congregation directly that they don't need to wear masks or get vaccinated from COVID-19 no matter what so-called godless government officials say. In a brief message to Newsweek on Monday afternoon, Feuerstein highlighted a bit in which he said the founder of Islam, Muhammad, of the sixth century A.D., "was a pedophile not a prophet."

"Let me speak to every pastor that is watching this podcast, to every Christian that has cowered in your home," Feuerstein told the audience. "Maybe you've been fed fear and fear and fear. But the Bible says that God has not given us the spirit of fear, but a power of love and a sound mind."

"You have a sound mind, you don't have to wear the mask, you got Jesus. You don't need the vaccine, you got Jesus," Feuerstein said, later telling Newsweek that the crowd was electric with energy and conducted "several standing ovations" throughout the course of talk over the weekend.

Feuerstein is not the first pastor to make such a bold proclamation. A second pastor in Tennessee, Greg Locke, last month blasted "Godless Democrats" for trying to close churches due to coronavirus concerns. Locke went on to say he would ask any member of his congregation who shows up in a mask to leave the service.

Earlier in his own sermon over the weekend, Feuerstein quoted a passage from The New Testament Book of John in which Jesus rolled away a stone from the entrance of a cave. Feuerstein used this story as a metaphor for Americans to exercise their freedom not to wear masks in public or to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

"It seems that the attitude amongst America as the illegitimate man and woman have inherited the White House and there are people that feel America is done and over and finished but the Bible said...God is not through with America, but our best days are ahead of us because we will make America great again, we will make America godly again!" Feuerstein told the congregation.

Feuerstein and fellow evangelical Christian Pastor Ken Peters were video recorded in Washington, D.C., on January 6 as the deadly riots were playing out near their hotel. A camera crew witnessed their reaction to the storming of the Capitol as well as Feuerstein's speech declaring, "It is time for war. Let us stop the steal!"

Feuerstein then complained of the decadence throughout much of the country and expressed his support to "make America great again...We live in an America that is run by Hollywood, and abortionists and homosexuality and LGBTQ and transgenderism," Feuerstein declared.

Feuerstein, in many of his sermons, takes numerous veiled and direct swipes at Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, including references to Biblical characters.

"It perfectly parallels what's happening in America: Ahab was an 83-year-old senile, weak man. And Jezebel was a seductress who slept her way to the top," Feuerstein added, prompting raucous applause. "If they were in charge of a nation, does that sound familiar?"

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Far-right evangelical Pastor Joshua Feuerstein told "cowering" fellow church leaders and Christians across America that they don't need to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because they are already protected by their faith in Jesus Christ. Screenshot: YouTube