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The Politics of Mask-Wearing

May 20th, 2020 | 10 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

As many parts of our country move away from lock-downs and Americans begin to go about our business, the question of whether to mask or not has moved nearer to the center of our national consciousness. While it might seem like donning a face covering is a relatively harmless trade-off for the chance to finally get our hair cut, they have instead become the latest points of conflict in our never-ending culture war.

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.