Right-wing pastor Shane Vaughn of Mississippi’s First Harvest Ministries, who credited Donald Trump with the COVID relief bill that not a single Republican voted for, now says vaccines don’t work — or at least won’t work in the future — because God is mad at us.
“I’m going to tell you what God told me to tell you,” Vaughn said. “They’ve got variants coming that ain’t no vaccine going to work for. This nation is under the judgment of God. And I want to tell you something right now: They’re already admitting that the vaccine is alarmingly not working. Alarmingly! They’re alarmed at what they’re seeing. Do you know why? Because America, you’re making a huge mistake.”
“Why would you go begging them for their help?” he continued. “They have nothing that’s gonna help my judgment that is coming upon this nation. The only help for the child of God in this hour is the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua the Messiah. You better learn that — and you better learn it fast — or you’re gonna chase vaccines until there ain’t no vaccines left. I don’t care if you got one. Go for it. God bless you if that’s your choice. But I’m telling you if that’s where your faith is, you’re going to be in for a big disappointment. God is going to force you to look to him. These vaccines are gonna quit working on every corner until this nation falls to her knees and repents for dead babies and repents for the sodomy of this nation!”
The vaccines are working. There’s no shortage of evidence that the vaccines are working. No one who understands vaccines is saying they’re “alarmingly not working.” If God is punishing people, the ones who got the vaccine are doing relatively fine compared to those who reject the vaccines (often in the name of God). Sodomy has nothing to do with it.
Meanwhile, the reason the pandemic has continued this long is in large part due to conservative Christians and their elected officials who refuse to take serious action to prevent the spread of COVID. People like Vaughn want to abandon smart public policy moves, then complain that COVID is attacking us because God’s trying to send us a message. It’s a very convenient scheme for the most ignorant people among us.
(via Right Wing Watch)