Articles on Public Policy

I was nervous the first time I joined the Capitol Conversations roundtable. No matter how comfortable I was with public speaking, it was uniquely intimidating to sit in front of a mic with the red light blinking. Matt Hawkins, the... Continue...

On July 29, President Trump signed the Never Forget the Heroes Act into law. This bill fully funds and makes permanent the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This legislation was renamed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray... Continue...

Government is a God-ordained institution (Rom.13), and Christians have an opportunity to shape public policies for the love of neighbor and the common good. We know God cares deeply about the role and work of the government in society, and... Continue...

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 390, the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018, sending the legislation to the White House. Continue...

Child welfare providers across the country, like those providing adoption and foster care services, are either closing their doors or facing lawsuits. Many who continue providing services are forced to shed their religious identity and convictions. Why? Several states have... Continue...

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...