Press Releases from 2014

NASHVILLE Tenn., Dec. 11, 2014The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, will host its second annual Leadership Summit March 26-27 in Nashville, Tenn. The Summits theme is The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation. It will seek to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities,

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WASHINGTON D.C., Dec. 3, 2014A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, who died after a confrontation with the officer involving an apparent choke hold caught on video. ERLC President, Russell Moore, responds to this case. Im stunned speechless by this

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WASHINGTON D.C., Dec. 2, 2014The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention filed an “amicus brief”:http://clsnet.org/document.doc?id=804 petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to protect pregnant women from workplace discrimination in the case, Young v. UPS, set for oral arguments by the Supreme Court Dec. 3. The brief, filed Sept. 11, called for the

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NASHVILLE. Tenn., November 24, 2014Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responds to the decision by the grand jury in Ferguson, Mo. to not indict officer Darren Wilson: “We haven’t as of yet sorted through all the evidence the grand jury saw and we dont know precisely

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WASHINGTON D.C., Nov. 20, 2014Russell Moore, president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responds to President Barack Obamas forthcoming decision to use executive action on immigration reform in his op-ed today for TIME Ideas: I disagree with President Barack Obama’s decision to act unilaterally on immigration policy. I am

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WASHINGTON D.C., Nov. 18, 2014Russell Moore, president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, joined Pope Francis and others in addressing a worldwide interreligious body at the “Vatican”:http://humanum.it/en/ on issues of marriage and family. Despite theological differences among attendees, Moore said there is a need to stand together on conserving

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2014The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention received a financial gift of $250,000 from The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention for the purpose of training SBC churches across the nation for gospel-focused ministry to those who have same-sex attractions, as well as strengthen biblical marriages in their

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 6, 2014The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld marriage laws in four statesOhio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennesseein a 2-1 ruling. Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton wrote the majority opinion. The ruling creates a split among federal circuit courts, increasing the likelihood of a U.S. Supreme Court review. Russell Moore, President of the

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