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Can Religious Activism Shift on Immigration?

November 29, 2014

This USA Today piece wonders if the religious coalition behind immigration reform, i.e. mass legalization, can survive President Obama’s executive amnesty. It quotes Southern Baptist official Russell Moore warning it could indeed fracture the…


Ex-Gay Therapist Responds to SBC’s “Reparative Therapy” Stance

October 30, 2014

Christopher Doyle is an identifying ex-gay, psychotherapist, educator, author, and advocate. This is his response to Dr. Moore’s “denouncement of reparative therapy.”


Southern Baptists’ Surprising Tones Towards Sexuality

October 27, 2014

Cultural and religious analysts and Twitter pundits alike hurled their accusations of hatred and bigotry with the hopes internet bullying would silence discussions of biblical sexuality.


Franky Schaeffer & Russell Moore on Religious Liberty

October 4, 2014

This past Summer chronically angry Franky Schaeffer, the “atheist who believes in God” who’s made a career of denouncing his late theologian father Francis Schaeffer, issued an “open letter” to Evangelicals imploring them to…


Film Warns of Secularism’s Religious Repression

August 16, 2014

“There is a window of opportunity to fight” for American religious freedom, scholar Eric Metaxas warns in the upcoming documentary One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty.

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Sen. Rubio Urges Action on Life, Marriage and Healthy Families

July 25, 2014

In Washington D.C. on July 23, 2014, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) united with Catholic University of America to host a forum tackling the impact of family breakdowns. There…


Christian Leaders Stand in Solidarity with Imperiled Religious Communities

May 7, 2014

More than 150 American Christian leaders from across ecumenical lines are issuing a call to action in response to a crisis facing ancient faith communities.


Of Pot and Port: The Drinking Christian’s Guide to the Legalization Debate

February 10, 2014

In 1798, Elijah Craig founded a distillery in what is now the state of Kentucky. Facts have been distorted through the ages, but legend has it that Craig is the man who first distilled the uniquely American drink now known as Bourbon Whiskey. Challenging all notions about the stodgy puritanical Christians of days gone by, Elijah Craig also happened to be a Baptist minister.


Priestly Cheers for Polygamy

December 19, 2013

The federal court that struck down part of Utah’s anti-polygamy law prompted a thoughtful comment from Southern Baptist spokesman Russell Moore: “This is what happens when marriage becomes about the emotional and sexual wants…


Robert George Honored on Religious Liberty by Southern Baptists & Congressman Frank Wolf

December 13, 2013

Princeton University’s Catholic philosopher and emeritus IRD board member Robert George was honored yesterday with the John Leland Award by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). On hand on Capitol…


10 Things Evangelicals Can Be Thankful for This Year

November 27, 2013

As you gather with friends and family to feast, let us first stop and offer our thanksgiving to the Lord for what He has done this year through the workings of His Church.


Religious Liberty Extolled to Evangelical Scholars

November 20, 2013

Christians contending for religious liberty today have a long tradition on which to reflect, all the way back to the Apostles, including St. Paul, who appealed to King Agrippa for legal protection, recalled Southern…