Do you remember the name Steve Camp? Back in the day, he was a popular Christian music artist. Here is the most popular video of younger Steve Camp on YouTube:
Now, Steve Camp is a pastor in Florida. And evidently, he decided to have Easter service at his church with congregants present, and on Zoom as evidenced by the following tweet:
It’s interesting that Steve says “the Lord protected.” It’s a little early to celebrate that — has Steve not paid attention to the news to know there is a lengthy incubation period for Clovid-19? There is no way for Pastor Camp to know whether he or his congregants were protected from the virus after meeting together at church on Easter Sunday.
Yes, pastors are to preach the Word, but part of being a good shepherd is protecting and defending the flock. How is this behavior pastoral? It’s not. It’s foolish. His congregants who watched on Zoom got the same preaching of the Word by social distancing. They will be fine, they were smart. But the people who went to the church may or may not have been infected with the virus. Why was this necessary? Oh yea, it wasn’t.
Here was my Twitter response:
Margaret nailed it in this tweet: