If you haven’t listened to Albert Mohler’s “The Briefing” podcast today, you need to. He covers two stories that need to be front-and-center for every person who cares about marriage and religious freedom. You can download the audio here or listen below.
The first one is about a chaplain who was recently ousted as a volunteer at a Kentucky Juvenile Detention facility. He had been mentoring young men in the facility for over a decade. But the state forced him out because he wouldn’t change his religious views on homosexuality. The letter that Kentucky sent to the chaplain (who is also a Baptist pastor) said this:
“Please be advised that your participation as one of our Religious Services volunteers must conclude. We sincerely appreciate your years of service and dedication to the youth served by this facility. However, due to your decision, based on your religious convictions, that you cannot comply with the requirements… regarding the treatment of LGBTQI youth, I must terminate your involvement as a religious volunteer serving the youth in this facility.”
The second one is about Union University’s recent withdrawal from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Again, the issue is same-sex marriage. The CCCU has so far permitted two member schools to recognize gay marriage as legitimate. A VP at Union, Bob Agee, comments:
“I was frankly heartbroken. The CCCU board has simply chosen not to deal with it, not to take a stand on a moral issue, and it weakens our position.”
Both of these stories are big, and you need to know about them. Mohler gives you the entire run-down and commentary.