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 of adults, divorced from the needs of children for a mother and a father committed to each other for life. Polygamy […]
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 Hill to present the honor for George’s intellectual advocacy for religious liberty were ERLC chief Russell Moore and Virginia U.S. Congressman […]
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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 Baptist leader Russell Moore. Moore, who heads his church’s social witness arm, was speaking at a November 20 lunch for religious […]
Amid a bracing rendition of “Onward Christian Soldiers,” Russell Moore was inaugurated today as the chief political witness spokesman for America’s second largest religious body. He succeeds Richard Land as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Both men spoke today during a 2 hour service at Capitol Hill Baptist Church […]
Last July 4 Christianity Today published an exchange on U.S. flags in church sanctuaries, with pastor/theologian Douglas Wilson arguing no and Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore saying yes. Moore has since become the new head of his church’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and his argument is compelling. Wilson says churches have “absolutely no business […]
It was an honor to sign “Standing Together for Religious Freedom” with 100 distinguished religious leaders urging conscience protection under Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious institutions, excluding actual churches, to offer insurance coverage for abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilization. The letter was unveiled today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. by Archbishop William Lori […]
Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) Two weeks before the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Southern Baptist Convention hosted discussions on the topic of marriage at its annual meeting on June 11 – 12 in Houston, TX. Dr. Russell Moore, the new president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) directed conversations […]