By Brandon Parker
NASHVILLE — A number of Southern Baptist leaders are taking a cautious approach to President Joe Biden’s announcement that businesses with 100 or more employees will soon be required to have all employees be vaccinated or tested weekly. Biden said he is aiming at getting 100 million more people vaccinated, believing the strategy will stop the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the U.S.
Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, reacted to the announcement saying: “We encourage vaccination but oppose mandated vaccination. We are watching the situation closely and fully expect multiple legal challenges to be filed against the President’s announced mandate to private employers.”
Biden’s frustration toward those who have chosen to avoid the vaccines was evident in his speech as he said, “We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us.”
Mohler said he believed Biden’s “words and attitude were profoundly unhelpful.” [Read more…]