British Christian leaders “totally opposed” to COVID-19 vaccine passports

More than 1,200 Christian leaders in the United Kingdom wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson in opposition to the government’s proposal to introduce COVID-19 status certification for domestic use.

so Open letterChurch leaders of various denominations said they were “totally opposed” to the plan.

They said the introduction of vaccine passports “would constitute an unethical form of coercion and a breach of the principle of informed consent.”

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On March 23, 2021, a woman lit a memorable candle during a small worship service at St. Catherine’s Church in London. (Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)

“People may have a variety of reasons why they may not or do not want to receive currently available vaccines, including serious conscience issues related to the ethics of vaccine manufacturing and testing.” The letter states.

Christian leaders in the United States have expressed concern about several CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccines developed, tested, and manufactured on abortion-derived cell lines.

British church leaders say the COVID-19 certificate can cause “two-tiered societies, medical apartheid where lower-class people who refuse vaccination are excluded from important areas of public life.” Expressed concern about.

They called it “one of the most dangerous policy proposals ever made in the history of British politics.” “Because, as we know it, it can bring about the end of liberal democracy and create a state of surveillance. Governments use technology to control certain aspects of citizens’ lives.”

Christian leaders emphasized that “we do not envision a situation where a person without a vaccine passport, negative test certificate, or other” proof of health “can close the door.” Christ and the gospel. “

In response to the open letter, a government spokesperson said: “We are looking at various evidences of COVID status certification and whether it plays a role in safely opening higher risk settings. A review is underway and no decision has been made.”

so Review The government, announced on April 5, announced that England would begin attempts to certify COVID-19 status in certain situations, including large-scale events, in order to gradually lift the blockade of COVID-19.

“COVID status certification can play an important role nationally and internationally,” the government said. “It will allow some freedoms to be restored more safely.”

However, the proposal has been criticized by opposition parties and some Conservatives on the back bench, and is concerned about the potential damage to businesses and citizens.

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