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A CNN religious commentator said during a Christmas Eve segment that unvaccinated Americans should not be allowed to attend church services.

“I think what we’re trying to tell people is that they have a social responsibility if you come together, you know a lot of Christian churches are gathering tonight and some still don’t need vaccinations. , which I don’t agree with, ”said Father Edward. Beck said Thursday. “I think part of taking care of each other, the saying of Jesus we celebrate his birthday, is to love one another. Be compassionate. Be mercy on one another.

“So I think the lesson is that if we’re going to act like Jesus in these kinds of times, we take care of each other and if we’re going to come together to celebrate, we have to do it safely, comfortably and we have to. giving each other this gift of peace and part of that is health and the feeling that we come together in a healthy environment. “

Residents line up at a Covid-19 vaccination site in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, United States on Sunday, December 5, 2021. Five months after President Joe Biden said the United States were set to defeat Covid-19, the virus threatens a winter resurgence across the country with the omicron variant threatening to fuel an already high number of cases. Photographer: Jeenah Moon / Bloomberg via Getty Images

“I don’t think there is a reason to say that I am not going to get the vaccine, maybe for health reasons, so you cannot come to church,” he added. later.

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Ahead of the quick reviews, Beck proudly defended his comments on Twitter with a clearer statement on his stance on unvaccinated worshipers.

“Yeah, I said it,” he tweeted. “I don’t think unvaccinated people should gather in churches for Christmas Eve / Day Masses.”

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Critics, many of whom were Catholics, called Beck a heretic and accused him of misreading and misleading the tenets of the faith.

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President Joe Biden receives a COVID-19 booster injection during an event in the South Court auditorium on the White House campus on Monday, September 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)
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“This is insane,” said Abigail Marone, press secretary to Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo.

“The opposite of Christic,” said John Cooper, director of public relations and media at the Heritage Foundation.

Dr Anthony Fauci also faced the wrath of frustrated Americans after he recently told many to drop vacation plans this year, initially suggesting that families should implement their own vaccination mandates.

“And that’s the reason why people should, if they invite people over to their homes, basically ask and maybe demand that people show proof that they are vaccinated, or give their honest word in good faith. that they were vaccinated “, Fauci noted.

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Dr.Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, December 1, 2021, as the House press secretary watches. Blanche, Jen Psaki. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)
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Over the weekend, Fauci told Americans to rethink their family reunions by not inviting any unvaccinated relatives.

“If someone in your family is not vaccinated, should you ask them not to come? MSNBC reporter Alicia Menendez asked Fauci.

“Yes, I would,” he replied.

“I think we are currently facing a situation serious enough that if there was an unvaccinated person I would say, ‘I’m so sorry, but not this time. Maybe another time when it’s all over, “he added.

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The White House Biden had its own message for unvaccinated Americans last week with an apocalyptic warning that they could face a winter of death.

“We intend not to let omicron disrupt the work and school of the vaccinated. You’ve done the right thing, and we’ll get there,” White House COVID response coordinator Jeff said. Zients. “For the unvaccinated, you envision a winter of serious illness and death for yourself, your families and hospitals that you may soon overwhelm.”

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