‘Pro-Life’ Evangelical Christians Tell People to Go Back to Work as Coronavirus Spreads
Several pro-life evangelical Christians are parroting President Donald Trump by telling people to return to their workplaces while the coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S. even though there is no cure for the deadly virus.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Fox News viewers on March 23 that grandparents should be willing to sacrifice their lives for Trump’s economy:
Tx Lt Gov Dan Patrick says grandparents would be willing to die to save the economy for their grandchildren pic.twitter.com/wC3Ngvtsbj— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) March 24, 2020
No one reached out to me and said, “As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all Americans love, for your children and grand children?” And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in…
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr, called for hundreds of teachers and thousands of students to return to campus during a coronavirus outbreak in Lynchburg, Virginia, notes the Lynchburg News and Advance:
I think we have a responsibility to our students — who paid to be here, who want to be here, who love it here — to give them the ability to be with their friends, to continue their studies, enjoy the room and board they’ve already paid for and to not interrupt their college life.
I think we, in a way, are protecting the students by having them on campus together. Ninety-nine percent of them are not at the age to be at risk and they don’t have conditions that put them at risk.
Christian pro-life blogger Matt Walsh wrote in the Daily Wire how people had to return to their jobs to save Trump’s economy. Walsh also frowned on government stimulus checks being issued to Americans:
A large majority of Americans are already living paycheck to paycheck. How will they survive if the shut downs last for many weeks? How will they feed themselves and their kids? How will they pay the rent or the mortgage? Government stimulus checks can only go so far. Yes, send the checks, but that can’t be a new way of life. People need to work to care for themselves and their families…
State governments are free to keep their quarantines in place regardless of what Trump thinks. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has suggested that his state may remain in its locked down position for nine months. He says, insanely, that such a measure would be worth it “if it saves just one life.”
Trump lawyer and evangelical pro-life activist Jordan Sekulow signaled his support for Trump;’s deathwish call for people to get back to work, on Twitter.
Trump, during Fox News coronavirus townhall, calls for re-opening economy by Easter: ‘We have to get back to work’https://t.co/LFpbU2qGyA— Jordan Sekulow (@JordanSekulow) March 24, 2020