Press Releases on Religious Liberty

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2019—Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, commends the U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling that a 40-foot memorial cross located on public property in Bladensburg, Md., does not... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 23, 2019—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services granted a religious liberty waiver to South Carolina today to protect the ability of faith-based foster care and adoption providers, such as Miracle Hill, to continue serving vulnerable... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 23, 2018—Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, wrote an op-ed that ran in today’s print edition of The Wall Street Journal on a provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2018—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops on July 13, in the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. The court’s... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4, 2018—The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7–2 in favor of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In the opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy held that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission treated... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C, Oct. 10, 2017—The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and GuideStone Financial Resources stand together in opposition to a ruling issued by a federal district court judge on Oct. 6 that declared the ministers’ housing allowance... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C, Oct. 6, 2017—Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, commented today on the decision by the Trump administration to provide a robust religious liberty exemption to Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate, which provides employers... Continue...

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2017—The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church in the religious liberty case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia Inc. v. Comer, upholding that the state cannot deny an institution a public benefit... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 7, 2017—Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, lamented comments made Wednesday by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.), who cited religious beliefs as the reason he opposes the nomination of... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 7, 2017—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and LifeWay Christian Resources have announced the release of a new six-week small group study on religious liberty, entitled, Religious Liberty: How the Gospel Shapes... Continue...