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October 15, 2021
101 Ohio Pastors Officially Sign Off as COVID Ignorant and Stupid
By Anthony Wade
There are 101 pastors in Ohio who sent a letter to the president against saving lives through vaccines. Yes, they claimed to be pastors.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. - James 1:5-8 (ESV)
There is an old American adage that people should always "stay in their lane." For example, when my car breaks down I am probably not seeking the advice of a hairdresser on the best options to fix it. Likewise, I am not seeking out my mechanic to cut my hair. The problem with Facebook and social media is it has fostered generations of people who are comfortable speaking out of their ignorance as if experts on the subject matter they clearly do not understand. Facebook is indeed the land without lanes, which allows people to speak as if authoritative, blissfully unconcerned whether they are actually correct or not. While we might expect this behavior from the world, it is becoming all too clear that heretical, dominionist forces within the church are pushing pastors far outside their lanes and rendering them exposed to the world as gleeful idiots instead of focusing on the days we live in as an imperative to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love gospel-preaching pastors and I know those that are true to their calling will take no offense in my pointing out that their lane is scripture. If I want to know what God is saying through a tough portion of God's word, I would run to my pastor. As much as I love my pastor however I would not seek him out to fix my car, cut my hair or give me medical advice about a worldwide pandemic. The church is so infested with NAR theology however that recently 101 Ohio pastors wrote a letter to the President of the United States displaying their rank ignorance and arrogance - two things the world will not miss. Let us reason once more through this recent absurdity, linked above.
"Dear President Biden, On September 9th, your office issued sweeping executive orders mandating all employees of the executive branch of the federal government and all contractors of the federal government be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or potentially face termination. This action was taken by your office to combat a virus with an overall 99.74% survival rate. (1) In addition, your office instructed the Department of Labor to issue an emergency rule mandating employers with 100 or more employees to ensure they be fully vaccinated or provide a negative test for COVID-19 at least once a week. It is our understanding this new rule would reportedly affect two-thirds of the U.S. workforce and carry a $14,000 fine for each violation. (2) As clergymen from one hundred and one (101) diverse congregations across North Central Ohio, we would like to note that this unnecessary mandate by your office is in sharp contrast to the statement you made as President-elect on December 4th, 2020 when you stated you would not impose a national vaccine mandate. (3)" - 101 Ohio Pastors
This is why ignorant people should keep quiet unless they want everyone to see how ignorant they are. Let's start with the unseemly atrocity of a pastor downplaying the deaths of nearly five million people. Does it really matter what the "survival rate" is? Maybe to a politician or bureaucrat but to a pastor? A pastor I assume who claims to be "pro-life?" Exactly how many people need to die in order for this "man of God" to seem vaguely concerned about it? This is why people are not returning to church. COVID exposed the church as not caring one bit about them. What these 101 idiots also overlook is that 99% of the current hospitalizations and deaths from COVID are from the unvaccinated people! It is not the place of pastors to declare what presidential mandates are unnecessary. It only makes them seem stupid and uncaring. This is the end result of purpose driven church training. Pastors today, caught up in idolizing this country, no longer measure decisions in terms of the cause of the gospel.
"Ironically, several months prior, on October 7th, 2020 your Vice President Kamala Harris stated she would not take a COVID-19 vaccine if ordered by the President of the United States. (4) This is a clear double standard. The Bible says in James 1:8, "For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." This pattern of insincerity continues when in your September 9th announcement, you publicly stated to our Constitutional Republic: "This (federal mandate) is not about freedom or personal choice." (5) On the very same day, Vice President Kamala Harris publicly stated the polar-opposite when meeting with the abortion industry saying: "When people are able to make choices without government interference for themselves in terms of the well-being of themselves and their family, we are a strong democracy." (6) Sadly, human tissue from pre-born infant victims of abortion has been used for the manufacturing of the COVID-19 vaccines. (7) In other words Mr. President, your Administration believes the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness do not come from our Creator GOD but rather from a federal government which does not know its right hand from its left. Your Administration's politicization of the truth is profound. Because of this hypocrisy and lack of dignity for persons created in the image of GOD, whether born or unborn, as leading clergymen of one hundred and one (101) diverse congregations across North Central Ohio, we reject a federal vaccine mandate that interferes with individual autonomy. We think it is immoral for persons to be forced to take unproven COVID-19 experimental vaccinations associated with nearly fifteen thousand deaths (8), 1.5 million reports of adverse events, (9) at least one hundred thousand breakthrough COVID infections in vaccinated persons, (10) and that may alter their own DNA. (11) We believe the Bible when it says in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, "Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God"" - 101 Ohio Pastors
A word here about their footnotes. In nearly every citation the source is an extreme right-wing political operation instead of unbiased news. For example, Gateway Pundit and American Front-Line Doctors are political operatives of the Republican Party and are not taken serious by anyone who has not already drunk the anti-vaccine Kool-Aid. Even the more serious sounding citations, such as the blip here casually mentioned about the vaccine altering our DNA is fallacious. Don't take my word for it, read what the researchers said in the very report cited:
"Again, this is a theoretical exercise I am presenting for consideration. I am not making the claim that an mRNA vaccine will permanently alter your genomic DNA, and I didn't make this claim in my first article, although it appears that troll sites made the fallacious claim that I did."
Sad that now 101 Ohio pastors are at the level of internet troll sites. Let us also not lose sight here of their butchering of scripture. The key verses today provide the context for their usage of James 1:8. This verse as we see in context has nothing to do with changing one's mind and instead is about not doubting. Specifically, not doubting what God can do. Even the background facts do not line up with their accusations. Harris said she would not take the vaccine if ordered by President Trump, not any president who ever lived or might be in the future. Call it a double standard if you like but she essentially was saying she did not trust President Trump, just like you apparently do not trust President Biden. A right to disagree afforded to us under our Constitution. As for not knowing your right hand from your left, the 101 Ohio doctors are also inaccurate in describing the current vaccines as being manufactured using aborted fetal tissue. The Pfizer vaccine for example, used no fetal cell lines in the production or manufacturing of the vaccine. None. That means there are zero fetal cells in the vaccine, period. One fetal cell line from a 1972 abortion was used to test the efficacy of the vaccine. So, if you refuse the vaccine, which could save your life, because it used one cell line from nearly fifty years ago, I am unsure if you understand what pro-life should mean. Especially if you then use your disinformation to convince others to not vaccinate and they die from the virus. The COVID-19 vaccine is very proven and it is not experimental. The citation of 15,000 deaths and 1.5 million adverse effects have already been debunked by the CDC. As for the breakthrough infections this is just more disinformation being spread by these pastors. Science has never claimed that the vaccine guarantees you cannot catch COVID. It just dramatically reduces your chances and if there is a breakthrough infection, the vaccine ensures that you will have a mild case and not need hospitalization.
"It is no small matter that as illegal immigrants with no health screening are pouring across the U.S. border, they have been made exempt from your vaccine mandate. (12) Because of this derelict policy, it is not surprising that for Labor Day 2021, there was a 300 % increase in COVID Cases during a period when vaccines are available as compared to the 2020 Labor Day when there was no approved vaccine on the market. (13) Mr. President, we believe you too have crossed a line. The national work force along with families protecting their own personal health will be adversely impacted when coerced to either take the jab or lose their job. Forced COVID-19 experimental vaccinations will leave our military and health care systems shorthanded and vulnerable. The benefits of the vaccine mandate do not outweigh the known risks." - 101 Ohio Pastors
Wait a minute. Your position on illegal immigration is clearly political but aside from that it reveals you are not being genuine. In your haste to smear other human beings as the "problem" you are advocating that the vaccine works! Of course, your reasoning is flawed as the real driver of the spike in infections is"wait for it...the unvaccinated! It is so nice the 101 people who have no clue what they are talking about have decided the vaccine risks outweigh taking it. That is like 101 grocery clerks or 101 dalmatians deciding such. It means nothing. Leaving health care systems shorthanded? Are you that ignorant? Do you think exposing all the sick people in hospitals to unvaccinated people would be a smart medical decision? Or do their lives not matter as long as the death rate stays under 2%? How pathetic. How much damage is being wrought against the cause of Christ by these 101 hirelings?
"We believe GOD-given natural immunity found in the human body as observed in studies from Israel (14) and the Cleveland Clinic (15) can be more effective for many persons than experimental vaccinations that have not been properly clinically tested. (16) We also believe other time-proven methods of treatment blacklisted by your Federal Drug Administration are as effective in combatting COVID. (17) (18) In closing, to combat a virus with an overall 99.74% survival rate, the federal government should not impose its will on persons by mandating COVID-19 experimental vaccines and removing other alternative treatments. People should have the ability to make their own health decisions. This unilateral and divisive order is unethical and tantamount to what a totalitarian king would dictate. Furthermore Mr. President, with respect to your vaccine mandate, we respond by saying 'We have no king but King Jesus.'"
I want to give these 101 pastors the benefit of the doubt but so much here has been inaccurate that it certainly appears purposeful. The Israeli study and Cleveland Clinic have nothing to do with our "God given immunity." Both were comparing people who had already been infected and survived with those who never were infected and had the vaccine. The representation of the Israeli study has already been revealed to be misleading while the Cleveland Clinic study admits on page one that it is not peer-reviewed yet, meaning you cannot draw scientific inferences from it! God has given us amazing immunity but that does not mean we openly spit in the face of common sense and science. Even Paul told Timothy to drink some wine with dinner for his frequent stomach ailments.
The sign off is as disingenuous as the entire letter. They have no king other than Jesus eh? This entire letter regurgitated political talking points, using false news sources, citing dubious studies all in an effort to lie about a vaccine that is helping millions of people avoid great calamity. All in the name of Jesus? Why would anyone want to hear what you have to say about the gospel when you lie with such blatant disregard on carnal matters? Read the New Testament. This is not the role of pastors beloved. They do not benefit the kingdom one bit by insisting on winners and losers within the carnal political systems of man. They need to stay in their lane of being hirelings within the NAR apostate church system. Leave the science to the scientists and the gospel to those that care about it.
Reverend Anthony Wade - October 15, 2021