A day ahead of New York’s vaccine mandate deadline, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) attended a church service, where she told Christian worshippers the vaccine had been delivered straight from God.
Speaking at a Sunday mass at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, Hochul attempted to frame her draconian edicts as though they were ordained by God himself.
“We are not through this pandemic,” Hochul said.
“I wished we were, but I prayed a lot to God during this time and you know what, God did answer our prayers. He made the smartest men and women, the scientists, the doctors, the researchers — he made them come up with a vaccine. That is from God to us and we must say, ‘Thank you, God. Thank you.’”
“Yes, I know you’re vaccinated. they’re the smart ones, but you know, there are people out there who aren’t listening to god and what god wants. you know, this, you know who they are,” she stated.
“I need you to be my apostles, I need you to go out and talk about it and say, ‘We owe this to each other. We love each other.’ Jesus taught us to love one another and how do you show that love but to care about each other enough to say, ‘Please get the vaccine because I love you and I want you to live? I want our kids to be safe when they’re in schools? I want to be safe when you go to a doctor’s office or to a hospital and are treated by somebody?’ You don’t want to get the virus from them. You’re already sick or you wouldn’t be there.”
“And here is my promise to you, my friends. I will use the inspiration of God in my life and fight for you every single day as your governor and beyond,” she added.
Despite invoking the Holy Spirit, Fox News notes Hochul “has spoken dismissively regarding those who would seek a religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine.”
At a press conference yesterday, she claimed she knew of no known organized religion that was granting such an exemption.
NY Gov. Kathy Hochul: “There are not legitimate religious exemptions because the leaders of all the organized religions have said there's no legitimate reason." pic.twitter.com/UPp7Lc9tDY
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 27, 2021