Under threat of termination, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), presided over by Danny Akin, has released a new policy making receiving the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory, with any faculty who fails to comply forced to wear a mask and undergo regular testing. This is in order to be compliant with the highly unconstitutional OSHA mandate.
In an email sent out by Ryan Hutchinson, the Executive Vice President at Southeastern, on Monday, Hutchinson explained:
If fully vaccinated (see policy for definition), you will complete a form communicating your vaccination information. You will receive a separate email requesting this information.
If not fully vaccinated, starting January 9th, you will be required to wear a properly fitting face covering when inside. Starting February 9th, you will begin to report your weekly testing information through a link to a form that we will provide to you closer to that time. Please note that people that have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days will not need to do weekly testing but will need to complete the weekly form attesting to their status.
Tellingly, SEBTS has done nothing to help their employees. This is in sharp contrast to SBTS, where seminary president Albert Mohler, to his credit, has done some good, filing a lawsuit against the Biden Administration. Instead of joining the lawsuit in solidarity, Akin has chosen instead to comply with this hideously unconstitutional policy.
We wouldn’t have expected anything less.
h/t to Reformation Charlotte