Conservative Christian radio host and former pastor of Denver Bible Church Bob Enyart died on Monday aged 62 after contracting Covid on September 1.
Enyart was a staunch opponent of the Coronavirus vaccines and restrictions such as mask mandates, and is the latest in a string of anti-vax radio hosts to die from Covid in recent weeks.
The radio host and pastor was a controversial figure due to his fierce religious beliefs that led him to ruthlessly criticise the LGBT community, the pro-choice movement, and public health policies.
On his Real Science Radio show, the former pastor had railed against the ‘imagined’ burden of COVID-19 cases on hospitals and offered advice on treating the virus from the Bible before he died.
Enyart’s friend and co-host of the show Fred Williams announced his death on Facebook on Monday in a now-deleted post.
‘It comes with an extremely heavy heart that my close friend and co-host of Real Science Radio has lost his battle with COVID,’ said Williams.
Enyart was a staunch opponent of the Coronavirus vaccines and restrictions such as mask mandates, and is the latest in a string of anti-vax radio hosts to die from Covid in recent weeks
‘Bob Enyart was one of the smartest, and without question the wisest person I’ve known. All the while being exceedingly kind and humble, and always, always willing to listen and discuss anything you wanted.’
The image of a kind, humble and open minded man set forth by Williams paints a very different picture to that outlined by members of the LGBT community and women’s right’s activists.
Enyart gained notoriety in the 90s via his TV show Bob Enyart Live, on which he would regularly read out the obituaries of deceased men who had died from AIDS, labelling them as sodomites and playing Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’.
Meanwhile, Enyart’s wife, Cheryl, is also sick with what Denver’s Westword news website called ‘severe Covid 19 conditions’, after the couple both refused the coronavirus shot.
Enyart, a notoriously vocal pro-life proponent, alleged on his Real Science show that scientists tested the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on aborted fetuses.
Enyart gained notoriety in the 90s via his TV show Bob Enyart Live, on which he would regularly read out the obituaries of deceased men who had died from AIDS, labelling them as sodomites and playing Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’
The claim was proven to be false by Reuters, who reported: ‘While the vaccine used lab-replicated fetal cells (known as fetal cell lines) during its production process, the vaccine itself does not contain any fetal cells.
‘Fetal cell lines (not fetal tissue) are sometimes used in the development, confirmation or production process of making vaccines – including the COVID-19 vaccine,’ the report said.
In addition to his work at Real Science radio and Denver Bible Church, Enyart occupied the role of spokesman for the American Right to Life movement, a ruthlessly anti-abortion movement that moves to abolish abortions entirely.
In October 2020, Enyart filed a lawsuit against Colorado state’s mask mandates and restrictions preventing congregations for religious praise, and won.
‘We were so thankful that a federal court would recognize our God-given right to worship him, our creator, without the government interfering,’ said Enyart to KMGH-TV.
‘We can actually sing congregational singing and we hope other churches will join us in worshiping God as he calls us to do, with congregational singing and no artificial limits on how many can come together,’ he added.
Before entering the life of a pastor and talk show host, Enyart designed software for Army helicopters and worked as a computer analyst for Microsoft, according to his show’s website.
His death comes days after renowned broadcaster Howard Stern mocked a slew of anti-vax radio presenters who died in recent weeks due to Covid.
His comments last week, in which he described their deaths as ‘really funny’ and declared ‘f*** them’, were made in reference to former Daytona Talk radio host Marc Bernier, former Nashville radio host Phil Valentine and former Newsmax broadcaster Dick Farrell.
‘It’s really funny when these radio, the radio guys are the best, they’re like four of them died, four of them were like ranting on the air,’ he cackled.
All three of the presenters died from Covid or complications related to the virus after having previously spoken out publicly against the vaccines.
Who are the anti-vax radio hosts who died from Covid?
Marc Bernier of station WNDB of Orlando, Florida
Bernier was one of the longest-running figures on Daytona talk radio.
He was hospitalized for Covid in early August, and his death was announced on August 29 by his station via social media.
Bernier had labelled himself ‘Mr. Anti-Vax’ on the air in December 2020.
News Daytona Beach said: ‘It’s with great sadness that WNDB and Southern Stone Communications announce the passing of Marc Bernier, who informed and entertained listeners on WNDB for over 30 years.’
A talk radio host in Nashville, Valentine told his listeners he was diagnosed with Covid on July 11.
A talk radio host in Nashville, Valentine told his listeners he was diagnosed with Covid on July 11
He died in August after a month-long battle with the virus, and reportedly admitted that he wished he had taken the vaccine sooner.
In a more considered approach, Valentine previously recommended that people with underlying health conditions should get the vaccine, but claimed that low-risk people are ‘probably safer not getting it’.
WTN Radio said: ‘We are saddened to report that our host and friend Phil Valentine has passed away. Please keep the Valentine family in your thoughts and prayers.’
Florida radio host Farrell was among the harshest critics of the vaccine on the airwaves.
On July 1, Farrell claimed that two people he knew who had received the vaccine were later hospitalized
On July 1, he claimed that two people he knew who had received the vaccine were later hospitalized.
‘Vaccine Bogus Bull Shid!, Two peeps I know, got vaxxed, now have Corona, hospitalized critical. Thank you Moderna, FOR NOTHING!’
One of Farrell’s friends, Amy Leigh Hair, posted on Facebook after his death in early August that Farrell had warned her to get the vaccine after he was hospitalized.
‘Covid Took One Of My Best Friends! RIP Dick Farrell. He is the reason I took the shot! He texted me and told me to ‘Get it!’ He told me that this virus is no joke and he said: ‘I wish I had gotten it!’ she said.