Fort Worth (TX) Star Telegram
"After 50 years in ministry, Kenneth Copeland is now preaching for emergency vaccinations.
His church worried over a sudden measles outbreak, the elder statesman of American televangelists has delivered a bold message that left no doubt.
"With Tarrant County residents from age 4 months to 44 suffering, Copeland wrote to Eagle Mountain International Church worshippers telling them the Lord wants them to pray and be thankful for vaccinations the way they would for food.
"Copeland, 76, wrote that God is telling worshippers to "take advantage of what I have provided for you in Jesus' Name."
"For an evangelist who preached as recently as four years ago that parents should be skeptical and "don't take the word of the guy who's giving the shot," it was a noble turn away from doubt and fear.
Copeland even quoted 1 Timothy 4, framing vaccinations as a "creature of God . sanctified by the word of God and prayer."
"Dozens of worshippers lined up for immunizations Sunday.
"Most of the county measles cases involve infants, children and adults who were never vaccinated, county health officials said Tuesday."
When this guy retires from the ministry, he should consider being pharma rep. I posted comments.
This smacks of the 2009 LA Times article
where a rabbi was quoted saying, 'To vaccinate is a religious obligation. To refuse protection for a serious disease is a sin.' Newson6, Tulsa, OK
"Keller said some parents are also worried about a study linking the measles vaccine to autism.
"'There's been many, many, many studies after that, which do not show that same link,' Keller said."KWWL-TV Waterloo, IA
"Say the words vaccine and autism in the same sentence, and you will get a firestorm of response.
"A new article is circulating social-media with the headline: 'Courts quietly confirm MMA Vaccine causes autism.'
"'Vaccines do not cause autism,' said Dr. Angela Townsend, Covenant Medical Center."
Poor Dr. Townsend. She keeps on saying it, but parents just don't believe it. I posted comments.