Two renegade priests: one calls COVID sham, one says Dems face hell
September 15, 2020
The Rev. Robert Altier delivered a fiery sermon earlier this month, labeling COVID-19 an evil, man-made conspiracy and telling his Catholic congregation in Crystal that "we've been lied to."
That came just days after the Rev. James Altman, a priest in La Crosse, Wis., appeared in a video posted on YouTube, calling Catholic Democrats "Godless" hypocrites doomed to hell - a video, produced by a Minnesota conservative media news outlet, that now has received 655,000 clicks.
Catholic priests - as with all faith leaders - are supposed to steer clear of endorsing political leaders, at minimum, from the pulpit. But the two incendiary speeches reveal that the country's polarized political climate is drifting through some church doors.