(ChurchLeaders) Denver-area pastor and conservative talk-radio host Bob Enyart, who refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and successfully fought mask mandates in court, has died from COVID-19. Enyart, who called himself a “right-wing religious fanatic,” said he opposed coronavirus shots because of pro-life concerns. Last fall, Enyart successfully sued the state of Colorado over pandemic-related public health mandates, including capacity limits in churches.
Enyart and his wife were both hospitalized with the virus for more than a week. Denver Bible Church, the congregation Enyart led for more than 20 years, confirmed his illness earlier this month. A September 3 Facebook post mentions “daily” improvements and the anticipation of “a full recovery.” But on Monday, Enyart’s radio co-host confirmed the 62-year-old had passed away. “Heaven’s gain has left an enormous hole here on earth,” writes Fred Williams of the “Real Science Radio” show.