The Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas, a Southern Baptist megachurch, said he and his staff “are neither offering nor encouraging members to seek religious exemptions from the vaccine mandates.”
“There is no credible religious argument against the vaccines,” he said via email. “Christians who are troubled by the use of a fetal cell line for the testing of the vaccines would also have to abstain from the use of Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, Ibuprofen, and other products that used the same cell line if they are sincere in their objection.”
Jeffress was a member of Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board and White House Faith Initiative.
In the past Jeffress has:
◾️Said Mormonism is not Christianity. It is a heresy from the pit of hell.
◾️Said Obama is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.
◾️Said the Catholic Church is a cult-like pagan religion.
◾️Said you can’t be saved by being a Jew.
◾️Said “miserable lifestyle,” “filthy” and “degrading” to describe gay people.
✱ On the other hand, he was fairly quick to accept that Trump had lost the 2020 presidential election.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will not give exemptions from any vaccine.
Ditto for the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Pope Francis said that receiving the vaccine is morally acceptable and responsible.