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ERLC president Russell Moore responds to Obama administration’s announcement on transgender access to public school restrooms

May 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C, May 12, 2016—Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, responded to a directive the Obama Administration issued today telling public school districts to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.

“This decree from the Obama Administration is a stunning misuse of power,” Moore commented. “Children are not pawns of the state, to experiment with on behalf of the latest fashionable ‘right side of history’ cause. Christians must continue to insist that the worldview of the Sexual Revolution harms men and women, and advocate for the inherent dignity of all."

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

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization. She received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband reside in Lebanon, Tennessee and are blessed with two beautiful children. Read More by this Author