In partnership with Alliance Defending Freedom, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary launched a lawsuit against the Biden Regency for its upcoming OSHA requirements for employers to mandate the COVID vaccine. The requirements are for federal contractors and companies with more than 100 employees and to be enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The Alliance Defending Freedom has recently announced that they would actually defend freedom from Branch Covidianism after a year and a half of standing by. This lawsuit would be their first major push towards this effort.
Al Mohler on the other hand has largely been reticent on this fight as well, with a posture of compliance towards government mandates thus far. This lawsuit is likewise the most aggressive action he’s taken against America’s largest pagan religion to date.
SBTS would join the Methodist Asbury Theological Seminary in this lawsuit. According to the ADF press release Mohler is quoted saying:
“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 Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “This institution exists for the purpose of educating ministers for churches. This seminary must not be forced to stand in for the government in investigating the private health decisions of our faculty and employees in a matter involving legitimate religious concerns. We are glad to join with Asbury Theological Seminary in taking a stand against government coercion. The fact that the largest U.S. seminaries of the Baptist and Methodist traditions are here standing together against this mandate should send a clear and urgent message to Christians and to the nation. I am thankful for the excellent work of Alliance Defending Freedom as they present our petition to the court.”
People who supported, functionally or explicitly, lockdowns and mask mandates all of the sudden caring about vaccine mandates is reminiscent of the stupid frog that never realized that his hot tub was always supposed to turn into a boil. And now people like Al Mohler claim they are acting boldly with late lawsuits all the sudden now that it affects them personally.
Al Mohler’s lawsuit is not courageous. It’s duplicitous. Al Mohler will live and die for the 11th Commandment of the Southern Baptist Convention, thou shalt not speak ill of another Southern Baptist. This is pressingly obvious when his own house, via the Cooperative Program, is split on this issue. The International Mission Board in September announced that they are mandating vaccines for their missionaries. This religious institution does not seem to care about the “matters of conscience and religious conviction.” They have no qualms about the IMB “investigating the private health decisions of our faculty and employees in a matter involving legitimate religious concerns.”
Al Mohler appears to have been silent on this issue within the Cooperative Program, since that was a more difficult fight. But on an easy, popular, fight against OSHA, he wants to roar like a lion.
This isn’t real leadership. This is above average Big Eva leadership.