The entire nation is aware of the horrific acts of Kermit Gosnell, the late-term abortionist. The stories that have come out during his trial for multiple counts of murder of young babies are heartbreaking and bewildering. more »
By Barrett Duke - May 16, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America, with 2.6 million youth among its ranks, bills itself as “the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.” The organization’s mission—“to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law”—would seem to buttress that claim. more »
By Doug Carlson - May 16, 2013
On May 15, 2013, Dr. Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, sent a letter to Wayne Brock, chief scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America, and Wayne Perry, president of the BSA, expressing “strident opposition” to a proposed resolution to eliminate the organization’s ban on admitting for membership youth who are open or avowed homosexuals. more »
By staff - May 15, 2013
The Research Institute of The ERLC represents an evangelical think tank that includes university and seminary presidents, academic deans, professors, lawyers, doctors, theologians, and other evangelical scholars.
The Research Institute serves three primary functions:
- Provide a professional organization where conservative, evangelical scholars can discuss current trends in American culture;
- Apply biblical truth to moral, public policy, and religious liberty issues in order to transform American culture;
- Develop a comprehensive biblical worldview model to equip Christians to evaluate and interact with the moral and religious liberty issues confronting families in the modern culture.
Research Institute Fellows are leading members of the evangelical scholarly community who are actively engaged in addressing moral, cultural, or religious liberty issues. All of the Fellows have earned doctorates in Philosophy, Theology, Medicine, or Law.
The Fellows contribute to the work of the Research Institute through individual and collaborative efforts.