How Dr. Collins used religious leaders to push COVID origin and masking and vaccination directives onto American Christians.
In an excellent article at the Daily Wire, Megan Basham outlines how Dr. Francis Collins used religious leaders to push the government’s COVID policies to Christians.
Dr. Francis Collins of the NIH was used as a vehicle to push the government’s theories and practices upon Christians during the pandemic. He pushed his and Dr. Fauci’s scam that COVID was created independently in nature calling those who thought it was built in a lab, conspiracy theorists. Since that time we have uncovered Dr. Collins and Fauci’s lies to Congress on the subject. These doctors didn’t want Americans and Christians to know that COVID was created in a lab in China by the Chinese military using US dollars they gave to aid in the research and development.
We now also know that Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins were scheming on ways to destroy those who were challenging failed and deadly policies.
Collins participated in a livestream event, co-hosted by CT [Christianity Today]. The outlet introduced him as a “follower of Jesus, who affirms the sanctity of human life” despite the fact that Collins is on record stating he does not definitively believe, as most pro-lifers do, that life begins at conception, and his tenure at NIH has been marked by extreme anti-life, pro-LGBT policies. (More on this later).
But the pro-life Christian framing was sure to win Collins a hearing among an audience with deep religious convictions about the evil of abortion. Many likely felt reassured to hear that a likeminded medical expert was representing them in the administration.
During the panel interview, Collins continued to insist that the lab leak theory wasn’t just unlikely but qualified for the dreaded misinformation label. “If you were trying to design a more dangerous coronavirus,” he said, “you would never have designed this one … So I think one can say with great confidence that in this case the bioterrorist was nature … Humans did not make this one. Nature did.”
It was the same message his subordinate, Dr. Anthony Fauci, had been giving to secular news outlets, but Collins was specifically tapped to carry the message to the faithful. As Time Magazine reported in Feb. 2021, “While Fauci has been medicine’s public face, Collins has been hitting the faith-based circuit…and preaching science to believers.”
The editors, writers, and reporters at Christian organizations didn’t question Collins any more than their mainstream counterparts questioned Fauci.
While Christian leaders were pushing Collins as a man you can trust, there was evidence that indicated this was not so.
Going by his concrete record, however, he seems like a strange ambassador to spread the government’s Covid messaging to theologically conservative congregations. Other than his proclamations that he is, himself, a believer, the NIH director espouses nearly no public positions that would mark him out as any different from any extreme Left-wing bureaucrat.
He has not only defended experimentation on fetuses obtained by abortion, he has also directed record-level spending toward it. Among the priorities the NIH has funded under Collins — a University of Pittsburgh experiment that involved grafting infant scalps onto lab rats, as well as projects that relied on the harvested organs of aborted, full-term babies. Some doctors have even charged Collins with giving money to research that required extracting kidneys, ureters, and bladders from living infants.
He further has endorsed unrestricted funding of embryonic stem cell research, personally attending President Obama’s signing of an Executive Order to reverse a previous ban on such expenditures. When Nature magazine asked him about the Trump administration’s decision to shut down fetal cell research, Collins made it clear he disagreed, saying, “I think it’s widely known that the NIH tried to protect the continued use of human fetal tissue. But ultimately, the White House decided otherwise. And we had no choice but to stand down.”