Tim Hill, a host of“The Game” show on 107.5 FM in Columbia, South Carolina, complains that he was fired from Cumulus Media, the company that owns the station, after refusing to honor his vaccination mandate.
“I never thought it would come to this and I’m pretty sad,” said Hill in a video posted on his Twitter account. “It was something I had to stand up for that I sincerely believed in. I would never tell anyone to be vaccinated or unvaccinated. I have the feeling that this is a very personal decision. “
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– Tim Hill (@TimHillSC) October 11, 2021
“If you have a sincere religious belief, it is a matter of reasonable accommodation,” Hill told reporters. “They said they couldn’t accommodate me properly. I offered to wear a mask or do the show from where our producer is doing it or from home. They didn’t think any of this was sensible. “
There is nothing in the Bible that speaks against vaccines, although some Catholics have resisted the Covid-19 vaccine on the grounds that it is “Mark of the Beast” in the New Testament Revelation.
Corresponding John Evans, professor of sociology and religious studies at the University of California, San Diego, ultimately attributes this belief to a lack of trust in government and medicine.
“[Former President] Donald Trump took advantage of American populism and with that comes the disbelief of experts, ”Evans told USA TODAY. “There is a small group of people who believe in ‘the mark of the beast,’ and I think what drives this thought process starts with various concerns about getting the coronavirus vaccine that are not specifically religious.”
Alan is a writer, editor, and news junkie from New York.