Skip to comments.Christian Leader Rips 'Hate-Filled, Bigoted Rant' on 'Coronavirus Hell' in The New York Times
Posted on 03/30/2020 7:40:52 PM PDT by Morgana
Conservative Twitter was outraged on Friday by a New York Times op-ed viciously titled "The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals." Later in the day, it was revised to a gentler meanness (the subtitle's the same):
The Religious Rights Hostility to Science Is Crippling Our Coronavirus Response
Trumps response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies.
The author is Katherine Stewart, author of a book called The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism. On Friday night, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins appeared on Fox News at Night to criticize this article.
SHANNON BREAM: It starts out saying "Donald Trump rose to power with the determined assistance of a movement that denies science, bashes government, and prioritizes loyalty over professional expertise. In the current crisis, we are all reaping with that movement has sown." Tony?
TONY PERKINS: Shannon, it's reprehensible that The New York Times would allow this hate-filled, bigoted rant in their paper at a time of a national crisis, when people are dying. It appears they cannot put politics aside to work for the well-being of the nation. They are more interested in criticizing President Trump and his supporters than they are containing the coronavirus. It's sad, quite frankly, that this is how they respond to the president and to his supporters.
Stewart's second paragraph began by dragging in slavery: "At least since the 19th century, when the proslavery theologian Robert Lewis Dabney attacked the physical sciences as 'theories of unbelief,' hostility to science has characterized the more extreme forms of religious nationalism in the United States."
The usual left-wing notes follow, that "the hard core of climate deniers is concentrated among people who identify as religiously conservative Republicans," and "if you examine the political roots of the life-threatening belief in the privatization of everything, youll see that Christian nationalism played a major role in creating and promoting the economic foundations of Americas incompetent response to the pandemic."
And of course, Stewart ardently favors abortion, so she trashes HHS Secretary Alex Azar for supporting the notion that doctors and nurses should have the right to not perform abortions -- or in her euphemistic words, "to deny legal and often medically indicated health care services" -- if it's against their conscience.
Stewart rails against calling the Democrats the "party of death," and insists for religious conservatives, "Fealty to the cause is everything; fidelity to the facts means nothing."
Bream mentioned a similar piece by Chrissy Stroop titled "Authoritarian Christians are deliberately undermining the public health response to coronavirus." It's on a site called The Conversationalist, which is a bit funny since their motto is "Transformative thinking toward a more civil society."
What “Hostility to Science”?
You mean like Muslims and Orthodox Jews?
The Scientific Method had shown that Socialism and Communism don’t work in practice.
The Slimes needs to give it up.
What “Hostility to Science”?
The authoritarian snare in the state houses.
A Tampa pastor was arrested at his home for earlier holding church services
The Tampa order has 42 paragraphs of exceptions, and another paragraph that further exempts any business that can comply with a six-foot separation. Yet, this church did comply. In fact, this church has done more to balance worship with protecting people, including:
Enforced the six-foot distance between family groups in the auditorium as well as the overflow rooms
All the staff wore gloves
Every person who entered the church received hand sanitizer
In the farmers market and coffee shop in the lobby, the six-foot distance was enforced with the floor specifically marked (farmers markets and produce stands are expressly exempted)
The church spent $100,000 on a hospital-grade purification system set up throughout the church that provide continuous infectious microbial reduction that is rated to kill microbes, including those in the coronavirus family.
Liberty Counsel has taken his case.
Partisan Media Shills update.
I’m religious. I’m ultraconservative. I’m gun toting. I’m a clinger. I’m deplorable. But I am not hostile to science. I just have a problem with pseudoscienctists that have don’t understand the basics of the scientific method, mathematics and fundamental physics. They typically had majors in college that ended in “-studies”.
The Liberal Left is not only not pausing the Culture War during this virus outbreak, they’re accelerating it.
Pelosi, attempting to shove every leftist wet dream into the relief bill. Delaying relief for a week.
This crap. Abortion clinics designated essential but, weapons sales are outlawed in liberal states and jurisdictions all across this nation.
They never let up for even a moment yet, when we point out this fact, and push back, WE are labeled intolerant Nazi’s.
Then, there are the RINO’s who are ostensibly on our side but, haven’t an ounce of fight in them.
Thank God Almighty we elected Donald Trump and not Yeb! or we would be so completely screwed by now.
Covering up for red china
Libtards can always pray to Satan.
I guess she means we are hostile to the scientific fact people are born and continue to be a certain sex, that cells in a womb are scientifically proven to be Life, that without male/female relations the human race would cease to exist. Oh wait, they are the ones hostile to scientific facts
Robert Lewis Dabney was a Democrat.
These idiots actually believe that conservatives and people of faith dont believe in science.
I believe the vast majority of Christians are fulfilling their civic obligation, some being stellar examples.
But there are a few wingnuts that won’t hear of it.
Computer models are not science. Garbage in, garbage out...you can torture them to say whatever you want and they NEVER account for human ingenuity and the human drive to excel and be rewarded for it.
Of course they never mention that it was Christians that ended slavery!
“the hard core of climate deniers” = skeptics of IPCC computer models.
The left’s anti-Christian bigotry stems from our opposition to abortion, the gay agenda especially as it advances to the normalization of pedophilia, the trans agenda co dissolve the scientific fact of gender. The claim that the left believes science over faith is a shield to hide their worship of pagan religions. The left are diabolical agents of the devil and should be confronted as such. A simple rejoinder to the article is that the author is repeating Satin’s talking points.
It would be interesting to see an investigation into the prevalence of Satanic cults and its cousins in the Wicca movement. I think people would shocked to learn how many many people worship the devil and the occult.
Not for nothing, I ran into a girl at my 50th high school reunion who I briefly dated. She proudly proclaimed that she was a witch. She seemed shocked when I said that I knew that before she did. After all we did have a brief relationship.
Per them, the author is obsessed with the evil evangelicals. It's all she writes bout.
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