The COVID-19 pandemic has been in the news with the growing Delta Variant. In Los Angeles COVID claimed the life of Hillsong’s Stephen Harmon. Meanwhile on the East Coast Billy Graham’s grandson is in the ICU fighting COVID-19. Harmon mocked vaccination against COVID. This blog researched and could not find out if Jonathan Lotz is vaccinated. This blog is encouraging you to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
“There is no vaccine against stupidity.”
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Hebrews 12:1 NLT
This is going to be a dark post. Currently White American evangelicals are the largest group to reject the COVID-19 vaccine. In the last couple of days there have been news stories about a couple of evangelicals who were deeply impacted by the pandemic. Though African-American, Stephen Harmon was involved in Hillsong. The other one is Billy Graham’s grandson Billy Lotz who is fighting COVID-19 in the ICU in a hospital in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
Hillsong’s Stephan Harmon Dies of COVID-19
Stephen Harmon was a part of Hillsong. He graduated from Hillsong college. He was known on Twitter for mocking the COVID vaccine and constantly downplaying it. Now his accounts were locked down on Twitter and Instagram so I can’t pull much from his feed. But here’s an example of what he would tweet.
Other things he also did was make memes making fun of Anthony Fauci, saying that he trusted Jesus over Fauci. After July 9 his health declined and he was finally intubated. His last tweet was on July 21, 2021 when he said the following.
“Please pray y’all, they really want to intubate me and put me on a ventilator.”
“Even the slightest movements and my heart rate skyrockets and oxygen dependency increases,” he tweeted.
“i’m choosing to going under intubation, i’ve fought this thing as hard as i can but unfortunately it’s reached a point of critical choice & as much as i hate having to do this i’d rather it be willingness than forced emergency procedure. don’t know when i’ll wake up, please pray,” he wrote.
On Instagram Brian Houston said the following:
“Stephen was just a young man in his early 30’s. He was a graduate from Hillsong College and a vital part of our church in California. He was one of the most generous people I know and he had so much in front of him. He would always turn up to our grandkids soccer games and he will be missed by so many. RIP.”
And after Stephen Harmon’s death Brian Houston didn’t push vaccination, instead he said that its a personal choice. If you would like to read more about that you can do so in the following articles.
- Yahoo News, “California man who said he had ’99 problems but a vax ain’t one’ dies from COVID-19.”
- New York Daily News, “Hillsong churchgoer who joked he had ’99 problems but a vax ain’t one,’ dies from COVID.”
- Yahoo News, “Hillsong Church member, 34, dies of Covid after publicly speaking out against vaccine.”
Meanwhile Jonathan Lotz is in the ICU Fighting COVID-19
On the other side of the United States there is another sad story of evangelicals and COVID-19. This concerns Billy Graham’s grandson Jonathan Lotz. Anne Graham Lotz started writing about her son’s condition and now he is in an ICU. Anne Graham Lotz started to write about her grandson on Facebook on July 24, 2021 and asked people to pray for him.
“Fifty years ago I could hold my son in my arms. Now I have placed him in the arms of Jesus. He has been hospitalized with COVID and is in critical condition. The verses last night in the Daily Light were perfect: “Brethren, pray for us” 1 Thessalonians 5:25. And James 5.16–“ Pray for one another that you may be healed. “ I am asking you to please pray for Jonathans swift healing and recovery. For the glory of Gods great name. Thank you.”
The following day Anne Graham Lotz said the following:
I spent some time researching this story and I see nothing about Jonathan Lotz and vaccination. If someone knows more please update this post in the comment section.
Get Vaccinated Everyone
Its really simple. Call your primary care physician or your public health department and discuss vaccination. If you want to live and save your life and also prevent these situations from developing in your own family a vaccination is the way forward. Stephan Harmon could be alive today if he took the COVID-19 vaccine. Brian Houston is a coward for not pushing COVID-19 vaccination. This blog will always tell you to get vaccinated. The writer of this blog is vaccinated and I wrote about it in the following post, “With a Second Pfizer Shot I am Vaccinated Against COVID-19. This Blog Encourages You to Getting Vaccinated as Well.” But take this virus seriously. Pardon my French but don’t fuck around with COVID-19. Get vaccinated. Don’t debate it any longer make and schedule an appointment today. Here is the website.