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EXPLAINER: Arkansas bans gender transition procedures for minors

NASHVILLE (BP) – On Tuesday (April 6), Arkansas became the first U.S. state to prohibit doctors from providing gender transition procedures for children. 

ERLC again backs pro-life conscience protection

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission again is calling for passage of a bill to protect the freedom of conscience of pro-life, health care workers.

ERLC, others urge court to correct school-choice ruling

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court should correct a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a Maine tuition-assistance program that excludes schools providing faith-based instruction, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and other organizations have told the justices.

Moore, others urge compassion from Biden on unaccompanied children

WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined other evangelical Christian leaders in urging President Biden to address the substantial increase in unaccompanied children arriving at the border with Mexico in a compassionate manner that adheres to federal law.

ERLC: Equality Act would erode fundamental freedoms

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Equality Act will explicitly contradict the “fundamental liberties” guaranteed in the Bill of Rights if it becomes law, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday (March 17).

SBC DIGEST: Psalm 139 ultrasound placement in Florida; Jimmy Pritchard dies of COVID-19; David Dykes announces retirement

Psalm 139 Project donates ultrasound machine to Florida pregnancy resource center By Elizabeth Bristow/ERLC NASHVILLE (BP) – The Psalm 139 Project, a pro-life ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has donated an ultrasound machine to Care Net of the Treasure Coast in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The pregnancy […]

EXPLAINER: What is the Equality Act?

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled for a floor vote on a controversial bill titled the Equality Act. This legislation, filed as H.R. 5, seeks to expand the definition of “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (SOGI) and would revise every title of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add these categories as new protected classes in the federal code. Last Congress, the Equality Act passed in the House, but the bill died in the Senate.

Moore welcomes White House faith-based office

WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptist ethics and religious freedom leader Russell Moore welcomed news that the latest presidential administration will also include an office to help faith-based organizations serve Americans in cooperation with the government.

Court: Alabama violates inmate’s freedom of religion

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld late Thursday (Feb. 11) a lower-court ruling that blocked Alabama from executing a prisoner because the state would not allow a pastor to be with him.

Bill to grant legal status to Dreamers reintroduced

WASHINGTON (BP) – Members of Congress are again seeking to enable undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to earn permanent legal status and, ultimately, citizenship by meeting certain requirements.