United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson wished his constituents a Merry Christmas with a televised message.
In his speech, Johnson couldn’t contain his urge to spew propaganda by mentioning the importance of receiving the COVID-19 jab to protect others.
Johnson proclaimed that getting jabbed for the benefit of family, friends, and others is like the teaching of Jesus Christ.
Watch the message below:
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. pic.twitter.com/xRSgirIVqa
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 24, 2021
As expected, Johnson faced tremendous vitriol for his comment that taking a mRNA gene therapy injection is something Jesus would do.
— Legally Evelyn (@dg115511) December 24, 2021
Jabs for Jesus?
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Says Getting COVID Jab Follows “Teaching Of Jesus Christ”https://t.co/91Z5YZ7Ulk
— Red Voice Media (@RedVoiceMedias) December 24, 2021
— HBeMee (@HBeMee1) December 24, 2021
— Logan Ratick (@Logan_Ratick) December 24, 2021
I really can't cope with Johnson speaking about Jesus https://t.co/M1vM3sMHXk
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) December 24, 2021
The Guardian wrote:
In a video statement filmed in front of a Christmas tree in Downing Street, the prime minister celebrated members of the public who were “getting jabbed not just for themselves, for ourselves, but for friends and family and everyone we meet”.
“That, after all, is the teaching of Jesus Christ, whose birth is at the heart of this enormous festival – that we should love our neighbours as we love ourselves,” he said.
His words echoed the message from the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who said earlier this week: “I would say, go and get boosted, get vaccinated. It’s how we love our neighbour. Loving our neighbour is what Jesus told us to do. It’s Christmas, do what he said.”
The prime minister said he could not say the pandemic was over, but pointed out that many people were able to celebrate with more family members this year than last.
As noted, the Archbishop of Canterbury implied those unvaccinated against COVID-19 were immoral for their decision.
For the unvaccinated and un-boosted, he said only that there “is still a wonderful thing you can give your family and the whole country, and that is to get that jab,” punching towards the camera for emphasis.
Johnson’s abrasive Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, has shown rather less carrot and more stick towards the unvaccinated in recent days, however, guilt-tripping them to “really think about the damage they are doing to society” on national television.