GREAT DIE-OFF: Pastor Joe Austin, Author, Televangelist, and Celebrity Pastor
Excerpt from "COVIDsteria: An Oral History of America's Great Reset" - see https://covidsteria.substack.com/p/covidsteria-table-of-contents
More liberal mainline Protestant churches were slowly dying long before the Great Die-Off - a mass extinction event for their congregations and those of new-age churches. Surviving televangelists, celebrity pastors, new-age gurus, and other false prophets now struggle to earn a living and find relevance.
With liberal mainline Protestantism and the cult of science now thoroughly discredited, surviving devotees of both have sought answers from more traditional religions. This search for the truth has led to a great reset in American religion and a boom for Orthodox, Catholic (especially Traditionalist Catholicism and Eastern Catholic Churches), Mormon, and evangelical Protestant churches. At the same time, Jewish people have flocked to conservative or orthodox Jewish synagogues while other religions (including Islam and Buddhism) have expanded their footprints.
But as with conservative pundits, former celebrity Pastor Joe Austin has struggled after the great reset in American religion. …