Leave it to right-wing Liberty Counsel attorney Mat Staver, last seen irresponsibly urging churches to open their doors in early May regardless of how dangerous that is, to unfairly compare social distancing requirements with the plight of Jews in Nazi Germany.
“So, it is absolutely — I mean, it’s a targeting. It is, you know, I don’t want to be too melodramatic, but I’m telling you what. You know, this happened before in history. We’ve seen people being targeted, that you are being targeted with a particular symbol that you have to wear. And then so you get targeted with your business, you get terminated from your job, and eventually you get ghettoized. And what we’re seeing here is the absolute targeting of Christians in churches to a level I’ve never even imagined would happen in America.”
For goodness sake, that is absolutely not what is going on here. When you live and breathe the Christian Persecution narrative, even a health crisis caused by a virus is seen as a personal attack on your faith.
If Christians are being “targeted,” it’s only because they’re the ones refusing to listen to the CDC and local officials looking out for public safety. And again, we’re talking about a relatively small percentage of pastors putting people in danger, but a small percentage of Christians is still a really large number.
It’s unclear how many deaths Staver thinks is acceptable in exchange for opening churches before scientists say they should, but it’s abundantly clear that the answer is greater than zero.
The comparison never worked before. It still doesn’t work now.
(via Right Wing Watch)