Many of these men and organizations regularly call the church to repentance. This would be a proper time to perhaps lead by example.
It is now a matter of public record that former National Institute of Health director Francis Collins either presided over, ordered, funded, or indirectly participated in the following during his tenure:
- Record-level spending on scientific experimentation performed on fetuses obtained from abortions
- University of Pittsburgh experiment that, among other things, grafted infant scalps onto lab rats
- Experiments on the harvested organs of aborted, full-term babies
- Endorsement of unrestricted funding of embryonic stem cell research
- Policies that exchanged merit-based grants for those partially determined by left-wing “diversity, equity, and inclusion” exams
- Millions of dollars in taxpayer grants spent on transgender research on minors
- Opposite-sex hormone treatments given to children as young as 8-years-old
- Mastectomies performed on girls as young as 13-years-old
- Millions of dollars in grants to an app program that tracked teenage boys’ homosexual activities including anal sex, all without parental knowledge
It is also known that Collins personally attended former President Barack Obama’s celebratory signing of an Executive Order to undo a George W. Bush-era ban on scientific experiments done on human embryos, and acquiesced to the reality that the kind of genetic testing he promoted led to increased killing of Down Syndrome babies.
Yet despite this horrific ethical track record that would preclude any rational mind from concluding that these are the life fruits produced by one who possessed the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the last two years have seen some of the most recognizable, trustworthy names and organizations in American Christianity laud Collins as a trustworthy Christian brother.
Given their prominence and influence, it’s important to name names.
I admire greatly the wisdom, expertise, and, most of all, the Christian humility and grace of Francis Collins.
Former ERLC-head Russell Moore
Francis Collins is a national treasure. Thank you for your faithful service.
Evangelical writer David French
In Collins, restless genius is other-centered…a life so relentlessly committed to the human good.
Evangelical Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson
And a cadre of other well-respected Christian ministers, professors, and teachers happily platformed and promoted Collins as he carried the Biden administration’s COVID messaging uncritically. They directly or indirectly questioned the Christian conscience and love of any believer who didn’t follow a slew of now-factually-suspect-or-debunked guidance, all on the authority of “brother Collins.” This who’s who of evangelicalism included Ed Stetzer, Rick Warren, Tim Keller, NT Wright, and notable Christian publications like The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and the Billy Graham Center.