Public health shouldn’t be political. But the political religious right continues to manipulate the pandemic for its own gain, to the detriment of vulnerable communities. Welton will sit down with Jack Jenkins — national reporter at Religion News Service and author of American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country — to examine how this impulse has inspired refusal to accept masks and vaccines in schools and elsewhere.

Hear the full September 11, 2021 State of Belief Radio program here.

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