Anti-Vax For Jesus: Conservative Christian Lawmaker Calls Vaccines ‘Sorcery’

Anti-Vax For Jesus: Conservative Christian Lawmaker Calls Vaccines ‘Sorcery’ May 9, 2019

Anti-Vax for Jesus: In Texas, Conservative Christian lawmaker Jonathan Stickland calls vaccines “sorcery” while claiming “only the lord God almighty is in control.”

Anti-vaxxer Texas lawmaker Jonathan Stickland is being mocked and ridiculed after attacking a prominent vaccinologist and calling vaccines “sorcery.”

Texas state Rep. Stickland called vaccines “sorcery” while attacking Dr. Peter Hotez, an outspoken advocate for vaccination. The anti-vaxxer Texas lawmaker attacked Hotez on Twitter earlier this week, arguing:

You are bought and paid for by the biggest special interest in politics. Do our state a favor and mind your own business. Parental rights mean more to us than your self enriching ‘science.’

The good Dr. Hotez responded:

Sir, as you know, I don’t take a dime from the vaccine industry. I develop neglected disease vaccines for the world’s poorest people.

The Republican lawmaker replied:

Make the case for your sorcery to consumers on your own dime.

Note the subtext: Strickland is arguing that children should be considered property, and that parental rights trump “science,” which he puts in scare quotes.

When called out for his ignorance by a microbiology company, an angry Strickland seemed to  deny that science saved lives, instead arguing:

Only the lord God almighty is in control… Repent!

 

AlterNet reports that on his campaign website Stickland rejects same-sex marriage, declaring:

I believe marriage is between a man, a woman, and God.

Previously Strickland authored a bill “that would have forbidden state or local governments from using public funds to issue same-sex marriage licenses.”

Bottom line: Conservative Christian lawmaker Jonathan Stickland rejects science, calls vaccines “sorcery,” and claims that “only the lord God almighty is in control.”

Anti-Vax For Jesus: Conservative Christian Lawmaker Calls Vaccines ‘Sorcery’ (Image via YouTube)
Anti-Vax For Jesus: Conservative Christian Lawmaker Calls Vaccines ‘Sorcery’ (Image via YouTube)
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