“The facts are the facts, but then we know the truth. That always overcomes facts.”

“So I’m going to tell you what the facts are, and the facts are the facts, but then we know the truth. That always overcomes facts,” she has said.

You can’t make this stuff up.

She is Terri Copeland Pearsons, the daughter of televangelist Kenneth Copeland and head of Eagle Mountain International Church in Texas in reference to resisting measles vaccine. See http://www.npr.org/2013/09/01/217746942/texas-megachurch-at-center-of-measles-outbreak.

Part of the recent increase in measles has resulted from an infection breaking out among church members.  To be fair, she has since decided that vaccination is not a bad thing.

Along the same lines, a chassidic (orthodox Jewish) group in Brooklyn is the center of another outbreak. See http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6236a5.htm?s_cid=mm6236a5_x

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