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The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is dedicated to engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speaking to issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing. Our vision can be summed up in three words: kingdom, culture and mission.

The ERLC has offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.

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Baptist leaders sign letter to Houston mayor

By Staff - Oct 16, 2014

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October 16, 2014

The Honorable Annise D. Parker
Mayor of Houston, Texas
P. O. Box 1562
Houston, Texas 77251

Dear Mayor Parker:

The last several days have brought about intense controversy, as you know, about subpoenas issued to pastors opposed to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), requiring that these pastors submit “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.”…

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8 ways the Bible speaks about divorce

By David Schrock - Oct 23, 2014

1. Divorce goes against God’s ideal.

Before the Fall, God establishes his pattern for all humanity in Genesis 2:24: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”…

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Women and the Word

By Kevin Miller - Oct 23, 2014

Trillia Newbell chats with Jennifer Wilkin about her newest book, her story as a developing writer of Christian study materials and why we should actively be students of the Bible.…

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