Pastor Fred Lowry told the Deltona Lakes Baptist Church in Florida on May 30 that the COVID-19 pandemic did not exist, reported The Daytona Beach News-Journal:
To back up his false claim, Lowry cited death tolls that have circulated in screenshots online, but have been repeatedly debunked.
Lowry referred to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as “Dr. Falsey,” and added: “I did not mispronounce that. That’s the way I wanted to say it.”
Lowry also pushed QAnon lies about a shadowy group trafficking children and organ-harvesting.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Lowry, who is also a Volusia County Councilman, has been hospitalized with COVID.
(Sources: The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Twitter, The Daytona Beach News-Journal)