By Brandon Porter
LOUISVILLE — The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit Friday against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to block Pres. Biden’s enforcement of a mandate requiring employees of private employers be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“It is unacceptable for the government to force religious institutions to become coercive extensions of state power. We have no choice but to push back against this intrusion of the government into matters of conscience and religious conviction,” said Albert Mohler, president of Southern Seminary.
Biden issued the mandate on Sept. 9. In address to the nation, Biden said he was frustrated with those who had not been vaccinated. “We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us,” he said.
The mandate requires employers with more than 100 employees to require they be vaccinated. [Read more…]