Priests speak out: the moral case against vaccine passports
- Published on: Monday, April 19, 2021
- Accompanying article here: https://unherd.com/thepost/church-leaders-vaccine-passports-would-be-un-christian/
Listen to the podcast: https://shows.acast.com/lockdowntv-with-freddie-sayers/church-leaders-vaccine-passports-are-un-christian
Over the weekend, a group of over 1,200 church leaders from a range of denominations sent an open letter to the Prime Minister. It warned that vaccine passports raised serious ethical concerns and risked creating a ‘surveillance state’ that would ‘bring about the end of liberal democracy as we know it’.
We spoke to two of the original signatories — Rev Dr. William Philip, of the Tron church in Glasgow, and Rev Dr. Jamie Franklin, curator of St. George in the Meadow in Nottingham. In this interview, both offered a scathing assessment of the concept of vaccine passports and explained why they could not support it.
// Timecodes //
00:21 - Intro
01:11 - Why write the letter?
02:35 - Who signed it?
05:09 - Church closures
06:41 - Spiritual vs physical health
09:19 - Separation of church and state
10:14 - Vaccine passports
13:21 - What it means to be human
15:39 - Inevitability of death
19:04 - Christian ethical dilemmas with science
21:10 - Science as a new religion
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- Source: https://youtu.be/Jl1yIMdjpfg