One of our church members, Dr. Ben Mitchell, who serves as the Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy at Union University, was called on to testify before a Congressional Committee this past Thursday to defend religious liberty and freedom of conscience. The Congressional hearing was in response to the recent government ruling that requires religious institutions to provide contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs for their employees.
Ben did an excellent job of articulating the historical significance of religious liberty for Baptists, but he also made it explicitly clear that this is not just a Baptist issue (or a Roman Catholic issue).
We're thankful for the Lord's gifting of Ben and in preparing him for a moment such as this. May the Lord use Ben's efforts for the common good of all Americans.
To read more about this story and to watch a video of Ben's opening statement, click here.