Pastor reveals the reasons behind COVID vaccine hesitancy in the evangelical community

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Pastor reveals the reasons behind COVID vaccine hesitancy in the evangelical community

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In this interview with Rev. Russell Moore about the COVID-19 vaccines and Evangelical hesitancy, Rev. Moore states that misinformation and mistrust fuel conspiracies, contributing to skepticism. Moore acknowledges that taking the vaccine is one’s own decision, but that it should also be known that the vaccine was created to help others around you. No individual in his community has expressed any skepticism for the vaccines, but Moore has encountered hesitancy online. He claims that pushback on Evangelicals could backfire if it is too “heavy handed”. Instead, he proposes that the ending of social distancing should be the main focus of discussion.

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ander635@miamioh.edu

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Personal story, social media or blog post, unpublished material, etc.

Date

April 8th 2021

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John Yang
Saher Khan

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United States

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This item was submitted on November 22, 2021 by Ashley using the form “Help gather religious responses to the pandemic” on the site “Preaching Goes Viral”: https://preachinggoesviral.org/s/preaching-goes-viral

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