WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist religious freedom leader Russell Moore has denounced a ruling in a Middle Eastern Islamic court against a Christian family in the United States and urged Pope Francis to intervene in an upcoming visit to the United Arab Emirates.
In a Jan. 22 opinion column for National Review, Moore -- president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission -- opposed the latest ruling in a sharia court in the UAE that has left an American widow and her daughters without an inheritance. Instead, an appeals court gave the inheritance to a Muslim woman who has been charged with crimes in Saudi Arabia.
The case is now before the Court of Cassation, a local version of the Supreme Court. Read More