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

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300820

Title

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

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video, with accompanying transcript

Timestamp or date submitted to PGV

2021-05-06 23:33

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Personal story, social media or blog post, unpublished material, etc.
News articles and journalism about religious responses to COVID-19

Religious movement

Evangelical Christian

Description or narrative

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.

Contributor

ander635@miamioh.edu

Author (individual or group)

John Yang
Saher Khan
John Yang, Rev. Russell Moore

Religious organization, or house of worship

Evangelical Christian

Date of Source

2021-04-08

Location

United States

Date

April 8th 2021

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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://pandemicreligion.org/s/preaching-goes-viral

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