Press Release Feb 1, 2017

Russell Moore supports President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 31, 2017—Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, lent his support to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next justice for the U.S. Supreme Court today.

“Judge Neil Gorsuch is an exceptional choice for Supreme Court justice. He is a brilliant and articulate defender of Constitutional originalism in the mold of the man he will replace: Justice Antonin Scalia. His career is one that exemplifies the very best of intellectually robust conservatism, judicial restraint and faithfulness to the Constitution. I heartily support President Trump's excellent appointment. I look forward to Judge Gorsuch's voice on the Court for decades to come and pray that he will be an articulate and stalwart advocate for religious liberty and human dignity at all its stages. Along with Baptists and other believers around the country, I urge the Senate to confirm Judge Gorsuch without delay. ”

Gorsuch is from Denver, Colorado, and was the youngest candidate on Trump’s nominee short-list. He was appointed by President George W. Bush on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2006. Having written a scholarly volume against the legalization of euthanasia, he has also sided with Christian employers and religious organizations in the Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor Supreme Court cases.

Learn more about Judge Gorsuch here.