An international religious liberty symposium was held on December 4, 2021, at the Campus Adventiste du Salève, an Adventist higher education institution in eastern France. Even though the event was free and open to the public, a “health pass” was “required” in order to attend this “religious liberty” event. That is both a contradiction and a foreshadowing of what was to come.
John Graz, former director of the General Conference’s Department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, was in attendance (PARL). He is now the director of the International Center for Public Affairs and Religious Freedom at the Adventist Campus in Collonges-sous-Salève in France. In addition, Ganoune Diop, the current director of PARL, was present. This event, which was designed to highlight the values of religious liberty, is best described by the following verse:
“This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” Matthew 15:8.
Our religious liberty leaders had absolutely nothing to say about the creation of a discriminated class of citizens. With their lips, they boasted about the need to respect the “conscience” of every person. With their lips, they gave fair speeches on freedom and liberty that seemed sincere. They denounced “authoritarianism” and “totalitarianism”, but with their same lips they defended authoritarian and totalitarian vaccine mandates that are causing people to lose their livelihoods, preventing people from feeding their families, burdening others with very large fines, and putting some in prison. This is currently taking place in India, Germany, Italy, Austria, Australia, and other countries throughout the world.
The mafia and other criminal organizations employ the same extortion strategy. Criminal gangs threaten ordinary citizens with dire repercussions if they do not follow their orders. And it’s remarkable that professing Seventh-day Adventists, who are supposed to uphold liberty and freedom, can rationalize and defend the same bullying when it’s perpetrated by state governments. #sda #adventist #adventista
To read this heartbreaking report, click here: http://adventmessenger.org/adventist-religious-liberty-leaders-defend-the-rights-of-animals-but-not-the-rights-of-the-unvaccinated-during-a-covid-passport-only-religious-liberty-meeting/