Terri Pearsons, the daughter of prominent televangelist Kenneth Copeland, and the leader of Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, has long warned followers to stay away from vaccines, promoting the idea that they cause autism. The un-vaccinated congregation was recently put in danger when a member left the country and came in contact with measles. They then returned to Texas, where they interacted with the congregation, as well as handled children in the church’s on-site day-care center.
Nine children and six adults have been infected with the disease, twelve of whom were not fully vaccinated.
Way to go, Texas! You’ve produced yet another set of conspiracy-minded morons with religious influence over others. Thanks.