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The last time we wrote about Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, in California, he was arguing that two months of abiding by lockdown orders was enough and churches should go back to meeting in person despite the COVID threat.

Those two months ended on May 31. The virus hasn’t disappeared.

Not surprisingly, Hibbs is still making the case that churches should meet in person. In a video streamed on Facebook on Friday, he blasted state officials for telling church leaders not to hold large indoor services… as if that’s Christian Persecution rather than an attempt to protect public health.

And he did it while wearing an Advanced Combat Helmet.

The only sensible line in the entire video: “Do I look like an idiot? Of course I do!” Hibbs also compares the virus to the flu (which is a lie), claims masks are unhelpful (another lie), and pretends elected officials are trying to “destroy” churches (total lie).

The church is not “under attack” from California. The church is attacking others by hosting unintentional COVID-spreading parties because of pastors’ own selfishness.

(Thanks to Kyle for the link. I’ve correct the kind of helmet he’s using — thanks to Robert for that correction!)

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.