Comments posted organically
SelectSmart.com Homepage
White Evangelicals Resist Covid-19 Vaccine Most Among Religious Groups

By HatetheSwamp
July 28, 2021 2:42 pm
Category: Religion

(0.0 from 0 votes)
SelectSmart.com SelectSmart.com SelectSmart.com

Share
Rules of
the Post

Rate this article
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
0 Stars
(5=best, 0=poor)

Fascinating.

This is a good WSJ article. However, it doesn't explain why (not only) white evangelicals resist being vaccinated.

An interesting comment in the article:

"Some evangelical leaders are afraid their churches will lose members or donations if they openly support vaccination, said Curtis Chang, a former evangelical pastor who co-founded Christians and the Vaccine, a project designed to increase vaccine acceptance."

Telling.


Cited and related links:

  1. wsj.com

Comments Start Below


The views and claims expressed by contributors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of SelectSmart.com. Not every statement made here can be assumed to be a fact.
Comments on "White Evangelicals Resist Covid-19 Vaccine Most Among Religious Groups":

  1. by Curt Anderson on July 28, 2021 2:54 pm
    West Virginia Doctor Makes Her Office A Vaccine Judgement-Free Zone
    NOEL KING, NPR HOST: When people say they don't want to take it [Covid vaccine] for religious reasons, what are the religious reasons?

    DR. BROWN: You know, you hear things like, oh, I hear it's the mark of the beast. That's a big common one. You know, in biblical terms, that's heralding the end of the world. And they think that that makes them less of a Christian.

    npr.org


  2. by HatetheSwamp on July 28, 2021 3:13 pm
    As you know, Curt, I was very involved with the "White" "Evangelical" gang.

    This "mark of the beast" thing strikes me as something that:

    1. Few real evangelicals really think and
    2. Something that secular woke people like to say about evangelicals so they can sneer at them.

    Do you actually consider NPR to still be a reliable source of news?


  3. by Curt Anderson on July 28, 2021 3:33 pm
    HtS,
    It's not just my opinion, NPR is rated highly for accuracy with minimal bias by multiple sources and measures.

    Regarding that particular interview which I quoted, if you doubt it, then your gripe isn't with NPR. You don't believe that doctor who practices in South Charleston, West Virginia, population 13,450.
    mediabiasfactcheck.com
    adfontesmedia.com
    npr.org


  4. by Curt Anderson on July 28, 2021 3:46 pm
    (Wapo) Some churches and Christian ministries with large online followings — as well as Christian influencers on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube — are making false claims that vaccines contain fetal tissue or microchips, or are construing associations between vaccine ingredients and the devil. Others talk about how coronavirus vaccines and masks contain or herald the “mark of the beast,” a reference to an apocalyptic passage from the Book of Revelation that suggests that the Antichrist will test Christians by asking them to put a mark on their bodies.

    “In the summertime, I thought, these are just fringe beliefs. But the further we got into the pandemic, I realized, these are very widely held, and I was surprised by how many Christians and churches subscribe to this,” said Emily Smith, an epidemiologist at Baylor University, a private Christian university in Waco, Tex. She runs a large Facebook page dedicated to discussing covid-19.

    Smith, who is Christian and married to a Baptist pastor, said her posts trying to disavow anti-vaccine sentiment have been met with hostile responses and threats.
    washingtonpost.com


  5. by HatetheSwamp on July 28, 2021 4:20 pm

    (Wapo) SOME CHURCHES and Christian ministries with large online followings — as well as Christian influencers on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube — are making false claims that vaccines contain fetal tissue or microchips, or are construing associations between vaccine ingredients and the devil. Others talk about how coronavirus vaccines and masks contain or herald the “mark of the beast,” a reference to an apocalyptic passage from the Book of Revelation that suggests that the Antichrist will test Christians by asking them to put a mark on their bodies.

    While I don't consider myself an evangelical Christian, nearly all of my friends and acquaintances are evangelicals. I have tons of existential knowledge of evangelicalism that is current and is of people from several parts of the country.

    NPR and WaPo reporting notwithstanding, based on experience, I don't buy it!


  6. by HatetheSwamp on July 29, 2021 3:23 am

    Curt,

    It strikes me that the way you can make your point is to link to articles in which evangelicals say they're not getting vaxed is because to do so would be to accept the mark of the beast.


Go To Top

Comment on: "White Evangelicals Resist Covid-19 Vaccine Most Among Religious Groups"

* Anonymous comments are subject to approval before they appear. Cookies Consent Policy & Privacy Statement. All Rights Reserved. SelectSmart® is a registered trademark. | Contact SelectSmart.com | Advertise on SelectSmart.com | This site is for sale!

Find old posts & articles

Articles by category:

SelectSmart.com
Report spam & abuse
SelectSmart.com home page


From our contributors:
Display Order:

I go under the knife tomorrow
Medical by Curt_Anderson     December 4, 2022 9:28 am (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: Curt_Anderson (13 comments) [95 views]


NY Post: Sorry, Donald: Here are the real takeaways from The Twitter Files
Journalism by Curt_Anderson     December 4, 2022 8:04 pm (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: HatetheSwamp (8 comments) [190 views]


Donald Trump is an ignoramus about US History.
History by Curt_Anderson     December 4, 2022 11:39 am (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: HatetheSwamp (7 comments) [137 views]


America’s Ballot-Harvesting Capital Is in Suburban Philly
Crime by HatetheSwamp     December 5, 2022 6:03 am (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: (0 comments) [14 views]


Trump: terminate the articles found in the US Constitution; declare me President
Politics by Curt_Anderson     December 3, 2022 4:41 pm (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: HatetheSwamp (15 comments) [239 views]


B'bye SPEAKER Pelosi
Politics by HatetheSwamp     November 16, 2022 4:21 pm (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: islander (45 comments) [580 views]


pb's CFP prediction...for those who want to SS Post about sports
Sports by HatetheSwamp     December 4, 2022 4:01 am (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: HatetheSwamp (2 comments) [21 views]


12/3 Weekly News Roundup
News by islander     December 3, 2022 2:19 pm (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: islander (2 comments) [54 views]


Forbes: Trump did not disclose his foreign debt when running for president in 2016
Business by Curt_Anderson     December 4, 2022 9:07 am (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: (0 comments) [7 views]


World Cup USA game thread
Sports by HatetheSwamp     November 29, 2022 11:49 am (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: HatetheSwamp (6 comments) [35 views]


Religion selectors, pages, etc.