Not surprisingly, Glenn Beck is rushing to the defense of anti-vaxxers, saying that they are being persecuted as heretics, much like the astronomer Galileo was.
In the midst of the worst measles outbreak in generations, Beck said that while no one wants their child to catch measles, “there’s something happening” in regards to vaccines and the growing diagnosis of children with varying forms of autism.
“God gave me a brain. God gave me personal choice and responsibility for those choices,” Beck said. “I’m going to say ‘no’ to those vaccines because I’ve done my homework.”
He added that anti-vaxxer parents are “another group of people that are now being rounded-up and pointed at and called morons and idiots and crackpots and crazies.”
“Where is anybody saying, ‘My gosh, we’re living in the days of Galileo?’” he continued. “The church has become the state and if you don’t practice their religion exactly the way they tell you to practice it, you’re done.”
Watch Beck’s rant, via Right Wing Watch: