Karma is not fucking around anymore.

Courtesy of the New York Post

An Idaho pastor who eschewed wearing face masks during services has contracted COVID-19 and is now recovering in an intensive care unit, church officials said.

Paul Van Noy, senior pastor at Candlelight Christian Fellowship in Coeur d’Alene, has been hospitalized for two weeks while battling the virus as his wife, Brenda Van Noy, is recovering from COVID-19 at home, a church official told the Spokesman-Review.

Prior to reopening for in-person services last Sunday, the church had shut down for two weeks as it underwent a deep cleaning, a ministry coordinator told the newspaper.

“We didn’t want, obviously, to be spreading the virus,” Eric Reade said.

It’s unclear how Van Noy — who previously said masks weren’t required at his 1,200-member church, and even encouraged congregants to go without them — became infected, Reade said.

Five other church staffers have also contracted the virus, according to the report.

The thing about this virus is that it is really unforgiving.

If you do not respect it you will almost certainly suffer. 

I feel bad for anybody who gets infected, but you cannot help but feel that in this case, that it was almost deserved.