Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore and pundits Kirsten Powers and Jonathan Merritt engaged in high-profile debate over whether a Christian photographer or baker should be required to provide services for a same-sex wedding.

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Russell Moore says American evangelicals should not view Vladimir Putin’s opposition to homosexuality and promotion of Christianity as signs of a “godly” nation.

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 18:47

New ERLC head narrows legislative agenda

Abortion, gay marriage and religious-liberty concerns about Obamacare top the 2014 legislative agenda of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

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The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has filed an amicus brief petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of family-owned businesses with conscientious objections to a regulation that requires employers to pay for forms of birth control that they believe cause an abortion.

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A bill to end public funding of abortion coverage under Obamacare is expected to be voted upon in the House but go nowhere in the Senate. President Obama has vowed he would veto the measure.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 24 January 2014 12:16

SBC leader opposes medical marijuana

Russell Moore says the agenda behind the push to legalize marijuana is more economic than medical.

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:56

SBC leader says abortion affects local church

Russell Moore says pastors should speak about the sanctity of human life not as an “external issue,” but one that affects people sitting in their pews.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 30 December 2013 21:27

2013: The year in Baptist news

A changing of the guard both in moderate Baptist life and the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy agency, challenges to Obamacare and the 200th anniversary of Baptist missions in the U.S. topped Baptist newsmakers in 2013 headlines covered by Associated Baptist Press.

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Russell Moore of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission discusses family, his experience covering CBF meetings as a reporter for Baptist Press and differences between his agency and the rival Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

Published in People
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 18:37

SBC leader, other clergy, meet with Obama

Russell Moore of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, was among a small group of faith leaders invited to the White House today to discuss immigration reform with President Obama.

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