Prof. Butler on Religion, Politics, and Mask-Wearing

Professor Butler wrote on political rallies, religious leadership, and the moral obligation to wear a mask over at NBC Think. Here's the way her piece starts:

Because wearing masks helps to stem the spread of the coronavirus primarily by preventing infected people who aren't experiencing symptoms from infecting others, people around the world now regularly wear them to protect others in their communities. But in America, not wearing a mask has become a political statement — and it's a statement increasingly being made by avowedly devout Christians.