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About The ERLC

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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The life of Julia, reimagined

By Daniel Darling - Oct 21, 2014

Everyday, 3,300 young women wake up with an unplanned pregnancy.

They are vulnerable young women—confused, ashamed and scared—who are faced with a difficult choice.

As Christians, we have the opportunity to live out the gospel by shepherding these women toward responsible choices, intentional parenting and, ultimately, peace with God through Christ.…

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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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The Church and the transgender neighbor

By Katie McCoy - Oct 22, 2014

Gender – We believe that gender is God-given, not socially constructed or self-determined; that gender distinctions are rooted in creation and manifested in biological differences, transcending social customs and cultural stereotypes; that being created as a woman is an essential aspect of our identity (Gen.…

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How can you really reach millennials?

By Chris Martin - Oct 22, 2014

Reaching the world with the gospel requires us to understand the world around us, doesn’t it? We study statistics, chat with our colleagues and watch the world work. Understanding the cultural makeup and behavioral tendencies of those around us helps us better live on mission and share the love of Christ with others.

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