Trump-loving pastor intends to keep Dallas mega-church open despite coronavirus — because he has a book signing
Pastor Robert Jeffress (left) and President Donald Trump (right). Image via Jeffress' Twitter.

One of President Donald Trump's favorite pastors, Robert Jeffress, intends to keep a 13,000-member Dallas church open because he has a book signing on Sunday.

He explained that his book signing is far more important than anything else.

“Entertainment is optional," he said according to the New York Times. He explained that worship isn’t.

“What we are doing is more important that what the NBA is doing," he explained.

He's open to other options if the virus spreads more in Texas, he said. However, due to inadequate testing, it's unclear who has the virus and who merely has a cold. There are also carriers of the virus who don't yet know that they are sick.

Jeffress' book signing is scheduled for March 15 for his instruction manual: COURAGEOUS: 10 Strategies for Thriving in a Hostile World. "Self-quarantine" is not among the 10 strategies.