White Papers from 2021

December 3, 2021 The Honorable Antony BlinkenSecretary of StateU.S. Department of State2201 C Street NWWashington, D.C. 20520 Dear Secretary Blinken, I am writing today to express my profound concerns about recent reports that the White House and members of the State Department are actively working to slow down and dilute the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention

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Southern Baptists believe that all men and women are created in the image of God and should be safe from harm. God has called Christians to care for the vulnerable both at home and abroad and frequently chastises those who fail to protect the widow, orphan, immigrant, and the poor (Matthew 25:35-40; James 1:27). The

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The National Commission of Military, National, and Public Service recently released their two-year review with the recommendation that all Americans, regardless of gender, may be expected to serve in the event of a national draft. Southern Baptists affirm that men and women were created with distinct physical and psychological differences. Women placed in combat would

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The ERLC advocates for the dignity of the sojourner in accordance with  Scripture’s expectation on God’s people to minister to the vulnerable. God’s love for the immigrant, refugee, and foreigner is a specific and consistent biblical theme, and He calls His people to do the same. Christ, the greatest example of love, commands us to

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The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeakerUnited States House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jerry NadlerChairmanHouse Committee on the JudiciaryUnited States House of Representatives2132 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthyMinority LeaderUnited States House of Representatives 2468 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jim JordanRanking MemberHouse

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Overview The Equality Act would curtail religious freedom protections, violate the consciences of pro-life healthcare professionals and faith-based hospitals, undermine civil rights protections for women and girls, and ultimately overrule the consciences of millions of Americans.  The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The ERLC is

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The inauguration of a new president and the swearing-in of a new Congress always means a time of change and new beginnings. The 117th Congress, though, begins in a time of unique peril and uncertainty for our country. A global pandemic—and the resulting economic distress—along with the January 6 insurrection against our country mean that

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This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule that would ensure that a broad array of child welfare providers will be able to serve vulnerable children while living out their deeply held religious beliefs. The finalization of this rule is welcome news and will protect these providers’ freedom to

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