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  • Health care conscience protections return to Congress

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, March 12, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and other organizations again are urging Congress to approve legislation to protect the conscience rights of pro-life health care providers.

    The Conscience Protection Act (CPA) -- one of the ERLC's legislative priorities in its 2018 agenda -- would bar government discrimination against health care workers and facilities that object to being involved in abortion, as well as health insurers that refuse to provide coverage of the lethal procedure. The bill will provide victims of discrimination with the ability to defend their rights in court in a first for federal ... Read More

  • ERLC joins Supreme Court brief for pro-life centers

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 (2 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics entity has joined with other organizations in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect fully the free speech of pro-life pregnancy centers.

    The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and three other groups signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief filed by the Christian Legal Society (CLS) calling for the high court to review a lower-court decision they say restricts the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. The justices will be considering whether to accept the appeal by a California pregnancy care center. Read More

  • ERLC, Village Church to co-host conf. in Dallas

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, March 05, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Village Church will co-host a conference on the church's Gospel engagement with the world just prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting this year in Dallas.

    The two-day event -- titled "The Gospel and the Future of the Church" -- will be held the weekend before the SBC's June 12-13 gathering in Dallas. The pre-conference, held in partnership with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be June 8-9 at The Village Church's Flower Mound campus in metro Dallas. Read More

  • ERLC agenda focuses on life, liberty, family

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, February 01, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's legislative and policy priorities for 2018 include the protection of human life, the preservation of freedom of conscience and the flourishing of families.

    The ERLC released its new Legislative Agenda Wednesday (Jan. 31) after a year that featured several important victories among its 2017 priorities.

    Those successes included: Read More

  • Pro-life free speech defended by ERLC to high court

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, January 25, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A California law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to publicize abortion services is unconstitutional, government-compelled speech, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and other organizations have told the U.S. Supreme Court.

    If the justices uphold the California law, pro-life centers would be forced to notify their clients of the availability of abortion services elsewhere or face a fine of as much as $1,000 a day.

    The Supreme Court announced Wednesday (Jan. 24) it would hear oral arguments in the case March 20. The justices are expected to issue a ruling before they adjourn in late June or early July. Read More

  • ERLC names Leadership Council for 2018

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced Wednesday (Jan. 24) its 2018 Leadership Council.

    The 75 pastors and leaders on the council will receive equipping from the ERLC staff designed to help them and their churches apply the Gospel of Jesus to all areas of life. The commission, which initiated the council in 2014, unveils its latest list of council members each January. Read More

  • ERLC, others urge conscience protection this year

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, November 09, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and pro-life allies are calling for enactment of protections for the conscience rights of health care providers before 2018.

    The Conscience Protection Act (CPA) -- one of the ERLC's legislative priorities in its 2017 agenda -- would bar government discrimination against health care workers and facilities that object to being involved in abortion, as well as health insurers that refuse to provide coverage of the lethal procedure. The bill will provide victims of discrimination with the ability to defend their rights in court -- which would be a first for federal laws that protect health care conscience rights. Read More

  • Moore, others oppose 'White Lives Matter' rallies in TN

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, October 27, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other Christian leaders in Tennessee declared their opposition to "White Lives Matter" rallies in the state in a joint statement issued today (Oct. 27).

    Release of the statement -- titled "Gospel opposition to white supremacy" -- came on the eve of rallies sponsored by white nationalists in the Middle Tennessee cities of Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. Those scheduled events prompted Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and the other signers to say, "[W]e declare ourselves in resolute opposition to this expression of racism and white supremacy. We denounce and repudiate white supremacy as a work of the devil, designed to dehumanize and divide." Read More

  • Church should lead way on civility, Gov. Haslam says

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The church should be at the forefront of promoting civility in a deeply divided culture, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam told Christian leaders at a Southern Baptist-sponsored event in Nashville.

    "We, of all people, understand grace," Haslam said of Christians at an Oct. 3 lunch held by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), "and we of all people understand, 'You know, I don't really have the right to be on a high horse yelling at you because but for God's immeasurable grace I'd be a mess. So we should understand the need for civility. Read More

  • Se insta a los republicanos en el Congreso a que cumplan su promesa de desfinanciar a PPFA

    Por Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 15, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Russell Moore, el bautista del sur especialista en ética, colabora con otros líderes pro-vida para decirle a los congresistas republicanos que "pasó ya el plazo de la entrega" de su promesa de desfinanciamiento de Planned Parenthood.

    En la carta del 5 de septiembre -- enviada a todos los republicanos miembros del Congreso -- les insta a adoptar una legislación que recorte la mayoría de los fondos federales que recibe Planned Parenthood of America y sus filiales, las cuales hacen más de un tercio de los abortos en los Estados Unidos. En los últimos años, el líder nacional proveedor de abortos ha recibido del gobierno más de $550 millones anuales en subsidios y rembolsos. Read More