We’ve had stories on different groups being hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine, from the black community to the trans community. As we reported, Vice President Kamala Harris not only got the shot publically; she also visited a pharmacy and appeared on Al Sharpton’s show on MSNBC to encourage communities of color to get vaccinated, even giving a shout-out to the black immunologist who helped develop the Moderna vaccine.

One group that’s been overlooked so far is white evangelical Christians, and as The Daily Wire reports, the Biden administration has Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to convince white Christians to ride trains and get the coronavirus vaccine. If you remember during the Democratic primary, there were a lot of pieces by progressive media outlets complaining that Buttigieg wasn’t the right kind of gay; sure, he was gay, but he and his husband also attended church services instead of doing gayer things with their time. So … ask him.

Ian Haworth writes:

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, and responded to this poll by arguing that the COVID-19 vaccine may be “part of God’s plan.”

“You know, sometimes I’ve heard people I care about saying, you know, ‘If I’m faithful, God’s going to take care of me,’” Buttigieg responded. “And I guess what I would hope that they might consider is that maybe a vaccine is part of God’s plan for how you’re going to take care of yourself.”

Buttigieg correctly turned the responsibility over to pastors, saying that “it’s unlikely that an official like me is going to be persuasive to somebody who maybe doesn’t feel like Washington has been speaking to them for a long time.” You’ve got that right, brother.

To be fair, CNN’s Jake Tapper is the one who brought it up, confessing that normally he wouldn’t have: “You’ve been outspoken on issues of your personal faith, otherwise I wouldn’t normally bring this up,” he prefaced his question. So Tapper is the one who believes Buttigieg speaks for white evangelicals.

We just think it’s pretty funny that the mainstream media in the form of Jake Tapper looks to Buttigieg as the voice of Christianity.

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