Human Dignity  Statement  Supreme Court

Evangelical Leaders support Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court appointment

As evangelical leaders, there are core social principles at the center of our view of human flourishing. Among the most relevant to the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction are the protection of the unborn, the strengthening of religious liberty, and a dedication to human flourishing — which we believe can only be accomplished by a biblical definition of marriage and family.

Given these priorities and the call to seek our nation’s welfare, we believe that the judicial philosophy of Neil Gorsuch meets these vital thresholds. One of the highest priorities in the United States is the appointment of a Supreme Court justice who upholds the Constitution’s first freedoms. By all indication, Judge Gorsuch interprets the Constitution in accordance with America’s tradition of limited government.

Given his credentials, and considering the overwhelming support Judge Gorsuch received upon his appointment to the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2006 by the United States Senate, the 115th Senate should work diligently to confirm his appointment without obstruction.

A president’s nomination to the Supreme Court is one of his most important legacies. As evangelical leaders, we support President Trump’s nomination and pray for a quick confirmation process.

*Please note that the title and institution listed for each signatory is used for identification purposes only and does not necessarily constitute an official endorsement by the institution.

Russell Moore
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

Daniel Akin
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jason K. Allen
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Hunter Baker
University Fellow
Union University

Foley Beach
Anglican Church in North America

Alistair Begg
Senior Minister
Parkside Church

Phillip Bethancourt
Executive Vice President
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

John Bradosky
The North American Lutheran Church

Denny Burk
The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

D.A. Carson
The Gospel Coalition

H.B. Charles
Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church

Michael Cromartie
Vice President
Ethics and Public Policy Center

Daniel Darling
Vice President of Communications
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

David Dockery
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Erick Erickson
The Resurgent

William A. Estrada, Esq.
Director of Federal Relations
Home School Legal Defense Association

Ronnie Floyd
Senior Pastor, Immediate Past President
Cross Church, Southern Baptist Convention

Steve Gaines
Pastor, Current President
Bellevue Baptist Church, Southern Baptist Convention

Timothy George
Beeson Divinity School

Tim Goeglein
Vice President for External Relations
Focus on the Family

Jack Graham
Senior Pastor, Former President
Prestonwood Baptist Church, Southern Baptist Convention

J.D. Greear
Senior Pastor
The Summit Church

O.S. Hawkins
GuideStone Financial Resources

D.A. Horton
Reach Fellowship

Johnny Hunt
Senior Pastor, Former President
First Baptist Church, Southern Baptist Convention

Jeff Iorg
Gateway Seminary

Richard Land
Southern Evangelical Seminary

Greg Laurie
Harvest Christian Fellowship

Matt Lockett
Executive Director
Bound4LIFE International

Jo Anne Lyon
Ambassador, General Superintendent Emerita
The Wesleyan Church

Gregg Matte
Senior Pastor
Houston’s First Baptist Church

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

David Nammo
Executive Director & CEO
Christian Legal Society

Tommy Nelson
Senior Pastor
Denton Bible Church

Peggy Nienaber
Vice President of Operations
Faith and Action

Samuel “Dub” Oliver
Union University

Ray Ortlund
Immanuel Church

Frank Page
Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention

Paige Patterson
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Matthew Pinson
Welch College

Karen Swallow Prior
Professor of English
Liberty University

Thom Rainer
LifeWay Christian Resources

Samuel Rodriguez
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference,
Hispanic Evangelical Association

Mike Rouse
American Association of Christian Schools

Jimmy Scroggins
Lead Pastor
Family Church

Timothy Shah
Director for International Research
Religious Freedom Research Project

John Stonestreet
The Colson Center for Christian Worldview

Justin Taylor
Author, Editor, Blogger
The Gospel Coalition

Mark Tooley
Institute on Religion and Democracy

A.B. Vines
New Seasons Church

Andrew T. Walker
Director of Policy Studies
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

Roland Warren
Care Net

Thomas White
Cedarville University

David Whitlock
Oklahoma Baptist University

Frank R. Wolf
Former United States Congressman

George Wood
General Superintendent
Assemblies of God

Bryant Wright
Senior Pastor, Former President
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Southern Baptist Convention

Travis Wussow
Vice President for Public Policy & General Counsel
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

Afshin Ziafat
Lead Pastor
Providence Church

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