Dr. C. Ben Mitchell’s Opening Statement at Congressional Hearing

This video is of the opening statement on February 16, 2012 by Baptist Ethicist, C. Ben Mitchell.  Mitchell was speaking before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The title of this statement is Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?

I had the wonderful privilege of serving as Mitchell’s teaching fellow while at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is a diligent scholar who combines mind and heart in his work.

The issue at hand is a vital issue.  Regardless of your view on contraception or abortion, all Americans should be alarmed at the attempt by our government to shackle the conscience of its citizens.