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I understand the religious objection some Christians have to the COVID vaccine. Like Pope Francis and most of the world’s Christians, I think it’s tragically misguided (more on that in a moment), but I understand it. But when the Charleston County School District announced that it had granted 570 religious exemptions from its mask requirement, I couldn’t imagine how wearing a face mask in the middle of a pandemic to reduce the spread of a deadly virus could violate the religious beliefs of any Christian — or Jew, or Muslim. Read more

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