Albert Mohler: Rights of Conscience Are Eroding

“Federal judge nullifies conscience rule backed by Trump White House.”

That was a recent headline in the New York Times, reporting on the new rule—now vacated—where the Trump administration sought to extend additional conscience protections, especially for medical practitioners and medical institutions.

What we’re seeing today is an alarming willingness to sacrifice conscience on the altar of abortion and the transgender revolution.

Of course, many of the hospitals where there is conscientious objection are Catholic or Protestant or Jewish.

The attitude today is very revealing. It comes down to essentially this:

“We are thankful that you established all these schools and these hospitals, but we will take them now because we’re going to operate them by entirely secular norms in keeping with the LGBTQ revolution and the demand for abortion and all the rest. Just give us the keys, thank you very much.”

Now, more than ever, we must defend these rights of conscience.