CHRISTIANITY TODAY – Americans with a faith are becoming increasingly accepting of the Covid-19 vaccine, research has found.
The study by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) found that acceptance was up and hesitation down across nearly all religous and demographic subgroups in the US since March.
Researchers attribute the shift to faith-based approaches encouraging people in the faith community to get vaccinated.
The study looked at the views of 5,123 adults and found that at the end of June, the majority of Americans (71%) were accepting of the vaccine, including two-thirds (67%) who have had at least one dose, and another 4% who say they plan to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
In March, only 58% of Americans were accepting of the vaccine, meaning there has been a 13-point increase in support since then … READ MORE.
“Pastor [John] Hagee himself is taking the vaccine. Pastor Hagee believes in both the power of prayer and modern medicine. These are not mutually exclusive.” – Hagee Ministries spokesperson Ari Morgenstern.
Pastor who fought for his life with Covid says he was ‘wrong’ about not getting vaccinated
Jennifer Lee 28 July 2021
Pastor Danny Reeves(Photo: YouTube/FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth)
CHRISTIANITY TODAY – Pastor Danny Reeves is sharing his story with others after he decided against getting vaccinated for Covid-19, only to catch it and end up fighting for his life in intensive care.
The pastor of First Baptist Church, Corsicana, Texas, started feeling aches shortly before testing positive. Then about a week later, things took a turn for the worse and he found it difficult to breathe.
He was hospitalized at Baylor Medical Center where his blood oxygen levels became dangerously low. At one point, doctors were weighing up a lung transplant.
They were also frank about his chances.
He told Fox 4, “The doctor came in and said, ‘You’re going to the ICU.’ And said that I needed to have a reality check that I could die.”
He went on, “I cried in here. I had emotional moments in here. I had regret in here. I recognized that I had been a bit cavalier. That almost cost me.”
Now he is praying his story would be a blessing to others … READ MORE.