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Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Church That Preached Against Vaccines


A Texas megachurch known for preaching against the use of vaccines has been hit by an outbreak of measles, a highly contagious virus for which there is no known cure. Measles can be prevented by vaccination.

So far, at least 16 people have contracted measles, all of whom are connected to Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas. Per USA Today, the church's senior pastor, Terri Pearsons, has been critical of measles vaccinations in the past.

Those infected include nine children and seven adults; 11 of these have never been immunized against measles. At least one patient may have been vaccinated, but the Tarrant County Public Health Department said no documentation exists to verify that.

According to a statement by the church, a visitor who had been overseas is believed to have introduced the virus, thereby infecting members of the congregation, church staffers and -- perhaps most troubling -- a daycare located on the property.

Pearsons sought to clarify her position on vaccines in an Aug. 15 release, stating, "The concerns we have had are primarily with very young children who have family history of autism and with bundling too many immunizations at one time."

Measles is considered the deadliest childhood illness that causes rash and fever. Forevery 1,000 children that contract measles, one or two will die.

The church has responded by offering free vaccinations, seeking to bolster the spiritual guidance given in an Aug. 14th sermon by Pearsons, titled "Taking Our Stand of Faith Over Measles," where she muses:

Why did the Jewish people, why did they not die out during the plague? Because the Bible told them how to be clean, told them how to disinfect, told them there was something contagious. And the interesting thing of it, it wasn't a medical doctor per se who took care of those things, it was the priesthood. It was the ministers, it was those who knew how to take the promises of God as well as the commandments of God to take care of things like disinfection and so forth.

Many of the things that we have in medical practice now actually are things you can trace back into scripture. It's when we find out what's in the scripture that we have wisdom.

Pearsons also stated, "There's a knee-jerk reaction to things like this, because that's the health department, the [Centers for Disease Control], that's their job is to make everyone concerned about it." She also referred to fighting the illness as "spiritual warfare."

According to the Dallas Morning News, Texas had no reported cases of measles in 2012 and six cases in 2011.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/26/texas-church-measles-outbreak-vaccination_n_3818418.html





Edited by bindy - Aug 27 2013 at 7:05pm
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That was dumb of them. But then again its an Edomite church so I'm not surprised...

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lock em all in the church
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how did those kids go to school.

don't you have to show proof of shots at registration?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bindy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 27 2013 at 8:34pm
Originally posted by Eden. Eden. wrote:

how did those kids go to school.

don't you have to show proof of shots at registration?

Maybe they got a waiver because its against their religion to get the shots......that's my guess...
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I thought people protested vaccines due to autism but study's show if you don't get vaccinated you will get the disease. duh????
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I hope they also preached about the possibility of an outbreak as a possible consequence!
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Originally posted by bindy bindy wrote:


The church has responded by offering free vaccinations



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Midna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2013 at 5:02am
So they're now offering exactly what they preached against??
laughing crazy
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