29th November 2020
As liberals in the US respond to the pandemic by evicting an elderly, financially troubled Covid survivor and his family from inner-city public housing, not to mention taking away his socialized medicine, the question remains, what went wrong? Why has a country with some of the best pandemic response expertise and resources in the world racked up the most cases and deaths?
Thursday’s SITP Online guest Noah Lugeons thinks we can’t just lay the blame at the white-washed door of that orange-tinted Covid survivor, but must also look to the religious movement that helped put him behind that door. Evangelical Christianity may not have caused the Covid-19 pandemic but it has been, Lugeon’s argues, a significant means through which it has spread across the US.
In other news, we are saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend Sean Ellis. A regular attendee at our events since the group’s inception, he was always ready with a helping hand, a carefully thought-through position and an intelligent question. In the words of our co-founder Chris Gerrard, “Sean was great, unassuming company,” and, “he will be missed.”