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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:39 PM

Covid mask and vaccination mandates aren't Christian persecution

Are mask mandates a form of Christian persecution? That’s the argument a California man is making after his two teens were sent home for violating their high school’s mask policy.

“The Bible says we’re made in the image of God and Satan tries to cover that up. A mask is a sign of oppression,” Gary Nelson told NBC News. And then it gets worse. He claimed that Muslims and Jews would have been accommodated but that the school administrators “feel safe” persecuting Christians.

These claims are laughable. Nothing in the Bible says you can’t wear masks. And you don’t see anti-masker Christians arguing against wearing clothing or hats or sunglasses. When these conservative Christians start mandating nudity, then they might have a claim about not covering up what God has created.

The Nelson family isn’t alone in making this absurd claim. A Catholic school in Lansing, Michigan, has sued the state over its mask mandate and claimed that “because God created us in His image, we are masking that image.” Last year, a Republican legislator in Ohio refused to wear a mask, arguing in a Facebook post that the U.S. was founded on “Judeo-Christian Principles” that include “we are all created in the image and likeness of God.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/covid-mask-vaccination-mandates-aren-t-christian-persecution-ncna1278067

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:43 PM

1. We are ALL created in the image and likeness of god...

Should be sub-titled “Black lives really do matter”

Freaking hypocrites

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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:48 PM

2. I must have missed the commandment: Thou shalt not wear face masks in a pandemic.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:00 PM

3. Sure, keep not wearing that mask and you probably get to discuss it with your Gawd, in person,

 

and, it could be pretty soon.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:57 PM

4. I think the Bible clearly says that failing to wear a mask is disobedience and sin

Both Paul and Peter write about obedience to the civil government being equated with obedience to God. Paul talks about putting the interests of others ahead of your own, and mask wearing would certainly fit with that principle. Wearing a mask is a good work, and Jesus himself says to let your light so shine before men that they may see your "good works" and glorify your Father in heaven.

And then there's this in Proverbs 15,
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:18 PM

5. We created God in our image.

We can put a mask on the crucifixes to set an example.

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