Should Catholic and Christian Schools Mandate Mask, COVID Vaccine?
Very few Christian schools have made mask-wearing optional. In Republican states like Florida, the “anti-left” Governor De Santis has given parents that option. A Swedish study done in 2021 concludes that masks don’t work. But that’s the outlier.
Mandated masks may discriminate or alienate students for being branded non-compliant. Already, the left is subtly blaming “unvaccinated people” for COVID deaths.
The Illinois policy on wearing masks against COVID-19 follows CDC guidelines. Phase 5 does not say it is a state law. CDC does not make laws, but institutions can make their own policies to mandate masks.
Conservative Catholics, liberal Christians clash
Mask for protection is not entirely based on science but fear.
The “bandwagon of fear”
Wearing a mask for protection is not entirely based on science but fear, according to Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel. In contrast, Dr. Anthony Fauci said it is based on the evolution of science.
CDC blasted by other experts for its inadequate and insignificant study yet discounting a Danish study that show mask is ineffective. Apologist John MacArthur, in his sermon, said CDC have lied in several occasions.
“Experts” claim that if doctors wear masks to avoid contamination, so should we. However, doctors also wear hats, scrubs, and gloves. Also, cloth mask is incomparable with N95 masks.
The point is, Christian, Catholic or not, schools can leave the decision to parents. Unless, of course, wearing a mask becomes a state or federal law.
Christian school loses state support
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) removed Parkview Christian Academy in Yorkville, IL, from its list of state-funded public schools for not enforcing a strict mask mandate.
The school isn’t anti-mask but wants to give students and parents the choice to wear them or not, says its president.
Trusting the ‘experts’
In contrast, Christian school Wheaton College required students to wear masks in 2021 as well as proof of vaccination. In an email, admin assistant Amy Hillstrom said, “CDC are experts in their field, and we do look at what they have to say.“
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