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Covid vaccine and mask mandates expose alt-right Christian hypocrisy
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Covid vaccine and mask mandates expose alt-right Christian hypocrisy

Maggie Siddiqi explains why in the face of a deadly pandemic, religion must not be used as an excuse to avoid lifesaving vaccination and mask requirements.

Since the pandemic began, a vocal subset of extreme-right conservatives have demanded that they need religious exemptions from many Covid-19 precautions — from emergency public health orders to mask mandates to vaccine mandates. They claim that the principle of religious freedom means they should be exempt from following lifesaving measures.

That claim may soon be tested.

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Maggie Siddiqi

Senior Director, Religion and Faith

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