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Russell Moore Commends Senate Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett & Encourages Prayer for Justices

October 26, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 26, 2020—Russell Moore, president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, commends the U.S. Senate confirmation, by a vote of 52 to 48, of Judge Amy Coney Barrett:

“Now that the United States Senate has confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as our country’s newest Supreme Court justice, all of us should pray for Justice Barrett. Easy questions do not come before the Supreme Court of the United States; those cases are settled long before ever getting there. Therefore, all of us should pray for Justice Barrett, and for all eight of her now colleagues on the bench, that they would have wisdom and prudence and conviction as they make decisions on big questions that often affect the lives of generations of Americans to come. Additionally, we should pray for the Barrett family, and especially her seven children, that the years to come would be for them years of thriving and joy.” 

Last month, Moore affirmed Judge Barrett as a nominee to the Supreme Court by saying he was, “confident she will lay out a thoughtful defense of commitment to the constitution and the proper limits of judicial authority in our system of government.”

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