Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Corporate Religious Huckster Says Jesus Would Have Gotten the Jab

 [Prod News] With some Americans feeling hesitant about getting a COVID-19 shot, evangelist Franklin Graham is urging pastors to encourage their congregations to trust in the vaccines.

Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Samaritan's Purse, told ABC News that there could be harmful consequences if pastors discourage church members from receiving the shot.

"I would hope that the pastors in the pulpit would tell people how they can be saved from God's judgment," Graham said. "I think for a pastor to tell someone not to take the vaccine is problematic because what would happen if that person got coronavirus and died?"




Anonymous said...

I think it's inadvisable for any religious figure to weigh in at all on the vaccines unless they are speaking directly to the moral issue of the abortion link, and only if they are well versed in Theology before 1975 or so. No religious figure of any kind, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish, should be telling their members to take or not take the vaccine. They are not medical people, therefore they are just sharing their opinion on something out of their jurisdiction. People must weigh the facts and decide based on their own opinion and they might consider their doctor's. Pastors need to stay in their own wheelhouse.

Jim Hoffnung said...

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have issued an authoritative statement, base on the theological reasoning of St Thomas Aquinas, declaring that none of the available vaccines are ethically tainted. The CDF went on to state that Catholics should be vaccinated as it is the morally responsible thing to do.

John said...
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John said...

I just read “Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines (21 December 2020)” and the conclusion that none of the vaccines are ethically tainted was not there. I didn’t think so.

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John said...

I see your point but from my Catholic perspective the only religion that is guided by the Holy Spirit is the Catholic religion. If the Catholic Magisterium said it is a moral good to get the jab then I would consider it. They won’t of course because it is clearly Blasphemous to say as Falwell said that Jesus would approve of the vaccine. His so-called church is nothing but a corporate racket as noted in another comment. His best friends are high level members of the Church of Scientology for gosh sake. He may be a Scientologist himself. Not all religions are equal or true is my point.