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Why Won't Evangelicals Get the Vaccine?

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We hear a lot about Black Americans who are, as they say, “vaccine hesitant,” but their rate of refusal is only 33%. Among Catholics, 77% plan to get vaccinated, with only 22% refusing to. A distant second to evangelicals in their refusal rate to get vaccinated are the Nones, those with no religious beliefs at all, with 36%. Who would have expected those who groups to have that level of consensus?

From what I can tell, there are legitimate reasons, debatable reasons, bad reasons, and one good reason why many–though not a majority of conservative Christians don’t want to get the shot. But there is also a theological reason that needs to be addressed.

There is, of course, a whole “anti-vax” movement that, for various reasons, opposes vaccines and has been opposing them for some time. There is also a strain of thought that denies that the COVID-19 epidemic is real or is all that serious. Let’s set aside the merits of these positions. The question still remains, why do so many evangelicals agree with these ideas?

According to the Pew study that is the source of much of this data, the two biggest reasons for vaccine hesitancy are fear of side effects (72%) and concern that the vaccine was developed too quickly (67%).

And the issue is not just religious, but also political. Another poll found that the biggest demographic of vaccine resistance comes from white Republicans (which, of course, includes many white evangelicals). Of this group, 36% say definitely that they will “never” get the shot. (The 45% of evangelicals include those who say they “probably” won’t get it.)

One factor often cited in being resistant to the vaccine–though not surveyed in these studies, as far as I can tell–is not trusting the government. I can understand that.

But the development of this particular vaccine was one of President Trump’s greatest accomplishments. His “Operation Warp Speed” poured money into the development of anti-COVID vaccines and streamlined the regulations so that a process that normally takes many years was accomplished in one. And, contrary to what many people assume, it did NOT cut down the testing and scientific approval necessary to assure vaccine effectiveness and safety. So, despite President Biden trying to take all the credit, as even liberal media is acknowledging, these are Trump’s vaccines.

Our now-Vice-President Kamala Harris said that she wouldn’t take the vaccine if Trump said to. But why are Trump supporters among the most reluctant to accept Trump’s greatest achievement?

One good reason not to get the vaccine is pro-life concerns, though I don’t think they necessarily apply. Vaccines are often manufactured using stem-cells from aborted fetuses, though these are not in the shots themselves. Some COVID vaccines are made in this same way. But, significantly, the most widely-available and the most effective vaccines in the United States today, the ones by Pfizer and Moderna, did not use aborted stem cells.

The one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot did use them. So did Astrazeneca. But not Pfizer or Moderna.

Aborted stem-cells were used to test these vaccines. But that kind of testing can be used on all kinds of medicines and other products, but that does not necessarily implicate the products themselves.

The Charlotte Lozier Institut, a pro-life medical foundation, has done extensive research on this question and has published a comprehensive guide to the vaccines. Moderna and Pfizer are both given “green lights,” indicating that they are acceptable from a pro-life point of view. Others are not. The Lozier Institute also looks at the host of vaccines currently in various stages of development, identifying some that do not involve any stem-cell use at all. (These include, interestingly, the vaccines from China!)

Why Won’t Evangelicals Get the Vaccine?

By Gene Veith
March 15, 2021

We got our second vaccine last week, so now we are feeling bulletproof. The chance of our dying or even being hospitalized from COVID-19 is now pretty much zero.

But lots of my fellow conservatives and fellow conservative Christians are refusing to get vaccinated.

In fact, white evangelicals are the demographic that is most resistant to getting the vaccine. Only 54% say that they will take the shot, while 45% say that they definitely or probably will not. (Overall, 69% of Americans say they will get vaccinated.)

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    • allendaves

      #2 SECOND COMING Thou Fool! “I come quickly” so “Hold fast till i come”… NOT …“in another 2000 yrs I might be coming soon any time now, so hold fast”!?! …those that deny the second coming of Christ in the war of AD70 are practicing a damnable heresy in denying the lord that bought them ( 2Peter 2:1-2 ;2Tim 4:8/ you cant love an appearing you deny& the context is the 2nd coming not the first)… Mat 7:23..”I NEVER KNEW YOU” …..Mat 10:33. But whosoever shall deny me before men……..sound familiar?…. If I said I am coming to your house in this generation when these things happen but no one knows the day or hour what fool would think I might be coming in 2000 years latter!?!? ..2 Tim 4: 4. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be TURNED UNTO FABLES. 2Thess 2: 11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. DOWNLOAD FREE THE ENTIRE 480PG BOOK AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS or Revelation The First Gospel of The Kingdom or OR or THE TRINITY HERESY

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    • Katherine

      Just don’t take the cursed thing!

      It’s jammed full of poisons and butchered infant cells to go along with it.

      IF you are feeble minded enough to take this demonic filth, then you will get what you craved for.

      And it won’t be pretty nor posh!

      That is TRUTH!

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    • stevekando

      This article completely avoids the novel mRNA aspects of the inoculation and other aspects of the dialogue / narrative outside of the MSM – avoiding entirely the apparently compelling reasons why a great many people would absolutely not allow this to be injected into their body.
      What is known about researching public attitudes is that not everyone will tell the truth. In this instance it may even be that the results are skewed by people not wishing to be identified as reluctant to take the injection.

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