Articles on Legislation And Policy

This is the latest ERLC End-of-Year update as part of our RISE Campaign. The ERLC team in Washington, D.C., advocates for public policy on behalf of more than 15.2 million Southern Baptists. The SBC is America’s largest Protestant denomination with... Continue...

Now that the consumer-focused shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, many Americans will be supporting #GivingTuesday. This global event is the unofficial marker for the start of the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and... Continue...

The freedom to live according to one’s own deeply held beliefs is one of the best promises of America. Conscience freedom is known as America’s first freedom because it is enshrined in the First Amendment’s first clause, “Congress shall make... Continue...

The right approach to healthcare policy is a matter on which reasonable people can disagree and is an issue that falls outside the ERLC’s mandate and charge as an organization. But while Southern Baptists hold a variety of views about... Continue...

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. President Trump will swear in Judge Gorsuch early next week. Here is what you should know about the next associate justice of the Supreme... Continue...

For years ERLC has included in our legislative and policy agenda the objective of defunding Planned Parenthood—a goal shared by the GOP. Now that the Republicans control the White House and have majorities in both houses of Congress, it seemed... Continue...

Congressional Republicans are considering a resolution calling for statutory changes that permanently codify in law the Mexico City Policy, a policy that Donald Trump is expected to re-implement by executive order soon after taking office. Here is what you should... Continue...

Public policy advocacy is one of the many ways the ERLC fulfills its ministry in the public square. We are excited to release today our 2017 Legislative & Public Policy Agenda. Here, we highlight 10 of our top priorities for... Continue...

On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that as part of the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican congressional leaders would include a provision that would prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funding. Here are ten reasons... Continue...

Terror attacks around the country in recent months have raised questions about national security. In response, some elected officials have called for dramatic changes to United States refugee policy. To be sure, there are legitimate security concerns in the United... Continue...