Does the truth matter? Yes it does. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, truth DEFINITELY matters. COVID-19 has shaped history like the Bubonic Plague did. We can only pray that COVID-19 doesn’t take 200 million lives like its distant predecessor. As countries enact policies and procedures to protect their people, the world waits for a vaccine, a cure, or something to negate this. Health care facilities are packed. Health care workers are stressed, afraid, and doing their jobs to help others. Large scale gatherings are restricted.
You would think truth would be an important part of the discussion. However, on March 27th, the New York Times published an article entitled: The Religious Right’s Hostility to Science Is Crippling Our Coronavirus Response. In it, the author does a bang up job in presenting the ‘religious right’ read ‘Christians’ as ‘hostile’ to science. Cherry-picking a few people who choose to disobey the laws of the land, the author makes hasty generalizations, paints with a broad brush, and uses strawman arguments on which to stand. The fact of the matter is that it’s simply not true. The article targeted the Cornwall Alliance as well, misrepresenting their stance the coronavirus and a few other things.
When Dr. Beisner reached out to me about their response to this article, of course I said yes. Also, you can read Cornwall Alliance’s response in the Federalist: So join in on the conversation by calling in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Add us to your library on Spotify. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11706736.