Elder in the AME Church and Professor at Columbia University Claims That Christians Who Oppose Face Masks Have the ‘Spirit of Antichrist’

Obery M. Hendricks Jr., is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and adjunct professor of religion at Columbia University in New York City. | YouTube/ The Opportunity Agenda
Obery M. Hendricks Jr., is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and adjunct professor of religion at Columbia University in New York City. | YouTube/ The Opportunity Agenda

Obery M. Hendricks Jr., an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and an adjunct professor of religion at Columbia University in New York City, accused Christians who oppose wearing face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic of having the “spirit of antichrist.”

Hendricks, a self-described democratic socialist and author of the book, Christians Against Christianity: How Right-Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith, in which he criticizes conservative Evangelicals, including Franklin Graham and Pastor Robert Jeffress, is also a member of the Democratic National Committee’s Faith Advisory Council.

The Christian scholar made his comments about masking during a Feb. 8 interview with Alfred Street Baptist Church Pastor Howard-John Wesley on his YouTube show “Can I Push It?” days before the progressive state of California lifted its mask mandate for vaccinated adults.

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Source: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair