Before we get any further, I’m a pretty conservative Christian myself, but this whole anti-vacccine thing is nuts. I know that it goes back to the 1800’s, but it more or less disappeared for a long time. As I grew up in the 1980’s and 90’s, I never met a kid in my church or Christian school that was not-vaccinated. Science and basic childcare precautions had defeated the stupidity of anti-vaccinations.
However, there is a rise of this nonsense again. I even posted a thread about it almost two years ago.
Anyway, I believe anti-vaccination stances push people away from Christianity because, well, if someone believes the “anti-vaccine” stupid thing, then…perhaps their religious beliefs are stupid, too.
On to my actual GQ:
Over the last 20-30 years(or so), how did anti-vaccination get all mixed up with Evangelical Christianity? Was there a push for it from a major leader or something?