‘Be My Apostles,’ New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Tells the Unvaccinated

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) gave words of wisdom to those who are unvaccinated.

“You’re the smart ones, but, you know, there are people out there who aren’t listening to God and what God wants,” she said in a speech at the Christian Cultural Center in the Bronx Sunday, Sept. 16. She asked that the audience act as her “apostles.”

“We love each other. Jesus taught us to love one another. And how do you show that love but to care about each other enough to say, ‘Please get vaccinated, because I love you. I want you to live.’”

The remarks came on the heels of the Northern District Court of New York. The court granted a temporary restraining order to all health care workers against the state’s vaccine order. 

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“[The vaccine] is from God to us. And we must say ‘Thank you, God’…There are people out there who aren’t listening to God + what God wants…I need you to be my apostles, I need you to go out and…say, We owe this to each other.” 

The state-issued order was announced Aug. 28, and one shot was required for healthcare workers no later than Sept. 27. On Sept. 13th, 17 health care employees filed a lawsuit in federal court Utica. 

The federal judge who issued a temporary restraining order on the vaccine mandate for health care industry workers was extended to Oct. 12 for those claiming a religious exemption. 

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—By CNJ Staff

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