Conservative anti-vax televangelist Marcus Lamb dies of COVID
A televangelist known for his anti-vaccine rhetoric has passed away due to complications of COVID-19. According to HuffPost, Marcus Lamb —the founder of the right-wing Christian Daystar Television Network— passed away on Tuesday, November 30.
In wake of his death, the network tweeted to confirm his passing.
“It’s with a heavy heart we announce that Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with the Lord this morning,” the network said in a tweet. “The family asks that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss. Please continue to lift them up in prayer.”
It\u2019s with a heavy heart we announce that Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with the Lord this morning. The family asks that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss. Please continue to lift them up in prayer.pic.twitter.com/EVujL8zotG— Daystar Television (@Daystar Television) 1638291818
The network also shared a video clip via YouTube.
Over the last several months, Lamb and his network have pushed COVID misinformation and anti-vaccine messaging as the coronavirus ravaged states across the country. Some individuals who have made guest appearances on the network have also promoted unproven drugs as forms of treatment for COVID-19.
During a segment of "Ministry Now," Lamb's wife, Loni, detailed his bout with "COVID pneumonia" after catching the virus. She also noted that her husband had pre-existing conditions. “He never talked about that,” she said. “He had diabetes, but he kept it in check. He was very healthy.”
She also insisted that she and her husband had followed “'many of the protocols talked about here on Daystar' to treat him and that he '100% believed in everything we’ve talked about here on Daystar,'” HuffPost reports.
Lamb's death comes less than two weeks after his son Jonathan Lamb spoke about his condition saying, "There’s no doubt in my mind that this is a spiritual attack from the enemy.”
He added, "As much as my parents have gone on here to kind of inform everyone about everything going on to the pandemic and some of the ways to treat COVID — there’s no doubt that the enemy is not happy about that. And he’s doing everything he can to take down my dad.”
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