A conservative Christian lobbying group is warning that 55 federal departments have made 57 rule changes to allow them to keep track of which federal employees or applicants have sought various kinds of exemptions, including exemptions from COVID-19 mandates.
According to Pew Research Center, the percentage of American Christians has fallen about 12 percent over the last ten years, from 75 percent in 2011 to around 63 percent today. The surprising thing here isn’t that Americans are leaving organized religion behind. That’s been happening at about the same rate for a while now. However, it is newsworthy that this trend continued unabated in the face of a global pandemic. Historically, catastrophic events that bring uncertainty, stress, or political chaos tend to draw people to reconsider faith.
Scott Gottlieb, former President Donald Trump's FDA commissioner, said on Friday that the Biden administration's controversial vaccine/testing mandate was designed to boost immunizations nationwide, but it may have had the opposite effect by hardening the attitudes of opponents.