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ERLC President Russell Moore Responds to Religious Liberty Victory Surrounding Prop. 1

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November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C, Nov. 4, 2015Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Conventions Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, commented on the religious liberty victory surrounding Prop. 1, an initiative on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance that was rejected Tuesday after a nearly 18-month battle.

Months ago, when Mayor Parker attempted to subpoena the sermons of Houston pastors, I argued then that the preaching of the church of God does not belong to the government and we will not hand it over. Not now. Not ever. Here, the people of Houston have spoken and said the same is true of the conscience. The defeat of this proposition ensures that the consciences of men and women will not be steamrolled, and that unsuspecting citizens will not be put into vulnerable situations.

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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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