The Equality Act
- Medicare for All Act
- Hyde Amendment
- Combat the Opioid Crisis
- Defend Christian Higher Ed
- Pain Capable Act
- Solution for Dreamers
The ERLC engages our culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ in the public square to protect religious liberty and promote human flourishing. One of the ways we do this is by advocating for these things before the Supreme Court. The most recent term of the court contained some important cases that advanced the cause …Continue...
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2021—The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission filed an amicus brief in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization today, requesting the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) decisions that have prevented states from prohibiting abortion. “For too long, the Roe and Casey decisions have allowed our nation to turn a blind …Continue...
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has passed out of committee all 12 appropriations bills for FY2022. House floor consideration is expected the week of July 26 and will likely include a seven-bill minibus, with the possibility for three standalone measures. The U.S. Senate has not considered FY2022 appropriations. Southern Baptists affirm the full …Continue...
Explainer: Federal Court strikes down discrimination against religious student groups on college campus
In a unanimous decision, the federal court for the 8th Circuit held that administrators at the University of Iowa are violating the First Amendment by removing Christian, Muslim, and Sikh student organizations for choosing student leaders who share the group’s mission and values. The court’s ruling of InterVarsity v. University of Iowa follows a series …Continue...
Last week, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took new steps in their ongoing campaign against Hong Kong’s democracy. Apple Daily, a popular pro-democracy newspaper that was often critical of Beijing, was forced to close down while a handful of its journalists were arrested. What happened? This most recent crackdown is months in the making. The …Continue...
In a decisive win for religious freedom, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia that faith-based foster care and adoption providers, such as Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia, can continue serving children and families according to their convictions. While all justices ruled in favor of CSS, there were multiple concurring opinions. …Continue...