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Covid mask and vaccination mandates aren't Christian persecution Nothing in the Bible says you can’t wear a mask. But religious objectors know that.

Covid mask and vaccination mandates aren't Christian persecution Nothing in the Bible says you can’t wear a mask. But religious objectors know that.

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SNStains

> When conservative Christians start mandating nudity, then they might have a claim about not covering up what God has created. Fair.


indoninja

Leviticus specifically calls out a mask when you are sick.


LoomisFin

Here you go, have some watery vine.


mixplate

>When conservative Christians start mandating nudity, then they might have a claim about not covering up what God has created. >...It’s important to note a key distinction here between political beliefs and religious ones. No major religious groups in the U.S. are telling people not to get vaccinated or wear masks. The National Association of Evangelicals and Pope Francis have both voiced their support for vaccination efforts. Even Christian Scientists — the religious group perhaps the most doctrinally opposed to modern medical treatment — have encouraged members to “cooperate with measures considered necessary by public health officials.” Orthodox Jewish and Muslim leaders, as well as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have also voiced their support for the vaccines. >...I’ve watched the debate around religion and public health closely since the beginning of the pandemic. And I haven’t seen a single reasonable religious argument against masking, vaccinations or other public health orders. Instead, we’ve seen a steady stream of fringe arguments that distort religious doctrines in the service of conspiratorial political thinking. Far from there being a need for religious exemptions to Covid-19 measures, the world’s religions have a common obligation to do all we can to save lives during this pandemic. Thankfully, that’s also been the resounding message from most religious leaders, save a few outliers. >...So no, obviously, the Bible doesn’t say protecting your nose from a virus is a sin. But the cultural narrative that makes that argument appealing to a fringe few is no laughing matter. Instead of trying to use religion to avoid a commonsense scientific solution to a deadly pandemic, I hope religious Americans (and nonreligious Americans) can instead focus on how we can protect one another and save lives. Because the Bible does have a lot to say about that.


repubsrtheproblem

Telling an authoritarian to do anything they don't want is against whatever religion they may pretend to practice. Always has been. ​ Their religion is just a tool they use to exert control so of course someone having control over them is against that religion. They are suppose to tell you what to do remember? They are holier than thou.