Press Release Jan 11, 2016

ERLC files amicus brief in support of religious freedom in U.S. Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON, D.C, January 11, 2016The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention along with a number of other Southern Baptist entities filed an amicus brief today with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the HHS mandate that forces religious non-profit employers to facilitate insurance coverage in violation of their religious beliefs surrounding the case, Zubik v. Burwell.

ERLC President Russell Moore, commented on the brief:

"This case is pivotal in maintaining soul freedom for all people. The Obama administration has repeatedly, and without ceasing, overstepped the bounds of the state in binding consciences, forcing people to do what they believe to be sin. If the government can do this, then the government can do anything."

The Southern Baptist Convention is Americas largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBCs ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.

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