“Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.” – Hebrews 13:18
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, the bonds that hold us together appear to be fraying.
There is a growing call within America to use government to punish all who have conscientious objections to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters.
Major U.S. cities have already required proof of vaccination to access restaurants, stores, and other businesses. Workers have been forced to choose between providing for their families or violating their conscience. The Salt Lake City Tribune editorial board recently declared that the National Guard should be deployed “to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.”
The problem with using the force of government to coerce vaccines is that it undermines the inherent dignity every human possesses because they are created in the image of God.
Freedom of thought, speech, assembly, and religion are all essential to what it means to be human. Unfortunately, the demonization of the unvaccinated is leading to the call for them to be treated as second-class citizens… and humans.
The blatant disregard for religious freedom and other fundamental rights was why The Family Foundation, along with 30 other family policy groups, filed a legal brief against the Biden Administration’s national vaccine mandate. Thankfully, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked that gross overreach by the federal government. Kentucky’s legislators now have the freedom to protect its citizens.
Regardless of our personal stances on vaccines or opinions on the specific bills filed in the Kentucky General Assembly, surely we can all agree that violating medical informed consent and religious freedom; along with demonizing and treating the unvaccinated as second-class humans is a MAJOR problem.
LET US PRAY . . .
Father, we know that government officials are called to be ministers of righteousness tasked with promoting good and punishing evil. Open their eyes and the eyes of our nation to the importance of religious freedom, along with the evil of government coercion through vaccine mandates. Help us, as a nation and individuals, to avoid demonizing a group of people for our problems and forgetting that they are created in Your image. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Praying For Our Kentucky Leaders
Join us in praying for our elected leaders throughout
the 2022 Legislative Session:
Kentucky Legislators in District 25 and 26
Sen. Robert Stivers (District 25)
Rep. Jim DuPlessis (District 25)
Sen. Karen Berg (District 26)
Rep. Russell Webber (District 26)