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A Mask Mandate Showdown in Cobb County School Board Pits “Faith” Against “Fear”

posted on September 14, 2021

For Religion News Service, Heather Greene reports that community members are debating whether masks should be required in public schools in Cobb County, Georgia. Many opponents of a mask-mandate cite their faith as the reason for their opposition, maintaining that God will take care of them. Jennie Peterson, however, is religious and supports a mandate. A Lutheran and parent in the county, she said, “I’m paradoxically less at ease when someone who eschews the latest medical advice to combat a pandemic offers to me that I should ‘trust God. Believing science doesn’t mean forgoing trust in God.”

Read at Religion News Service