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Colorado pastor who mocked AIDS deaths and spread vaccine conspiracy theories dies from COVID-19

By Sarah K. Burris

September 13, 2021

Christian radio host Bob Enyart became infamous during his career for reading obituaries from people who died of AIDS while playing the Queen song "Another One Bites the Dust."
Now he's the one who is gone.

After contracting COVID, Enyart ended up in the hospital after caring for his wife with the virus, and he lasted less than two weeks with the disease. The announcement was made by Real Science Radio co-host Fred Williams, the Friendly Atheist reported. Williams posted the news on Facebook.

He was "one of the smartest, and without question the wisest person I've known," said Williams.

Enyart not only refused to get a COVID vaccine, he believed a false conspiracy theory that researchers "tested these three products [vaccines] on the cells of aborted babies." Testing vaccines on anything dead wouldn't work because there would be no blood to deliver the vaccine to the system.

LGBTQ broadcaster Dan Savage tweeted that he actually "teared up" at the news, saying,

"My friends who died of AIDS were mocked and condemned by this asshole and others like him. Each and every one of my dead friends would've been first in line to get vaccinated against HIV to protect themselves and others. AND OTHERS. Not just themselves. And this guy couldn't be bothered to get vaccinated against COVID even to protect himself. He encouraged others to put themselves at risk. To put others at risk. He was the moral equivalent of some as*hole poking holes in condoms in 1986."
"This is a guy who filed a lawsuit against Colorado's COVID restrictions, only to have a Trump-appointed judge grant a temporary restraining order that allowed indoor churches to open to the masses without having to wear masks. How many people caught the virus because of that irresponsible lawsuit?" the FriendlyAtheist asked.


Dan Savage Rips Anti-Vax Radio Host Famous For Mocking AIDS Deaths After He Dies Of COVID

When the news that right-wing, homophobic radio host Bob Enyart had died began to circulate, author and LGBTQ+ activist Dan Savage reminded his followers why Enyart's death comes as a relief to many gay men.

Enyart died on September 13 of complications related to Covid-19. He'd refused to get vaccinated and often railed against mask mandates to curb the virus.

Since Enyart died, Fred Williams, his co-host on "Real Science Radio," has memorialized him as someone who was "exceedingly kind and humble, and always, always willing to listen and discuss anything you wanted."

But that's not how Dan Savage remembers Enyart.

In the 1990s, as the host of Bob Enyart Live, Enyart became notorious for reading out the names of people who'd died of AIDs-related illnesses to the tune of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust."

Queen's lead singer, Freddie Mercury, died in 1991 of AIDS-related complications.

Savage says that upon learning of Enyart's death, he cried as he recalled the many friends he lost to the AIDS epidemic.

"Honestly. I teared up when I heard this guy was dead. My friends who died of AIDS were mocked and condemned by this a****** and others like him."
"Each and every one of my dead friends would've been first in line to get vaccinated against HIV to protect themselves and others."

Savage went on to say Enyart's pushback against efforts to curb the virus, ultimately "encouraged others to put themselves at risk."

He added he is "glad" Enyart is dead and hopes the way Enyart went out gave him time to pause and reflect on the consequences of his actions.

"I'm sorry, but I'm glad he's dead. And I'm glad he died the way he did."
"I hope he didn't suffer — really — but I hope he finally was able to see himself for what he was and had some time to think about what he did and felt some degree of remorse."

Enyart, who was also a pastor of Denver Bible Church, was well known for his anti-science stances in recent months.

He filed a lawsuit last year seeking to exempt Denver churchgoers from Covid-19 restrictions.

He and his wife, Cheryl, had refused to take any of the available vaccines, claiming they'd been created using aborted fetuses.
They do not.
Last month, he encouraged his listeners to "boycott" the vaccines "to further increase social tension and put pressure on the child killers."
Cheryl Enyart has also tested positive for Covid-19. She is still ill.


John Bellamy Comments: Excuse the language - but what an old cunt. What a vile human being.
I really do try and see the good in people and always will, but there are some people and some instances that just - leave you lost for words that anyone could - actually - be and say and act in such vile ways and expect to get away with it, and coming from a man of the cloth, is despicable.
He who calls himself a man of God yet damns and destroys other peoples lives out of fear, as that's all it is , fear,