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  • Russell Moore Says Christians Should Defend Religious Freedom for Non-Christians, Including Muslims

    06/10/2016 6:58:39 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    BCCN1 ^ | 6/10/2016 | BCNN1
    Baptists and other Christians should defend religious freedom for non-Christians, including Muslims, because it is morally right, as well as helpful to their own cause, says Southern Baptist religious liberty leader Russell Moore. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), advocated for religious freedom for people of all faiths in a blog post Wednesday (June 8), which came two days after a Baptist state editor questioned providing such liberty for Muslims. Religious freedom is not a government benefit “but a natural and inalienable right granted by God,” Moore wrote. “At issue is whether or not the civil...
  • Donald Trump: 'Russell Moore is Truly a Terrible Representative of Evangelicals'--Really?

    05/10/2016 7:30:51 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 136 replies
    CP Politics ^ | May 9, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump believes that leading Southern Baptist Convention ethicist Russell Moore is a "truly a terrible representative" of Evangelicalism. The Manhattan billionaire businessman-turned-politician, who frequently takes to Twitter to attack the character of his critics and opponents, lashed out at the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission with a sharply worded tweet Monday morning. "@drmoore Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!" Trump tweeted at 5:05 a.m. EST Monday morning. Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-russell-moore-is-truly-a-terrible-representative-of-evangelicals-163596/#8z7IBK3EGz8hrlOJ.99
  • Russell Moore: Saying America Is a Christian Nation Is Contrary to the Gospel

    05/05/2016 12:41:01 PM PDT · by fwdude · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Michael Gryboski
    Russell Moore says the belief that the United States is a Christian nation in the respect of being a divinely ordained country is "theological liberalism." In a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday, the head of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention tackled the question of whether or not the U.S. is a Christian nation. "If what you mean by that is a nation in which most of the people profess to be Christians, then certainly the United States of America was and is a Christian nation," said Moore.
  • Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial)

    02/29/2016 12:57:24 PM PST · by Heartlander · 143 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/29/2016 | CP Editorial
    Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial) Editors' Note: The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today. We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.We the senior editors of The Christian Post encourage our readers to back away from Donald Trump.As the most popular evangelical news website in the United States and the world, we feel compelled by our moral responsibility to our readers to make clear that Donald Trump does not represent the interests...
  • Evangelical leader blasts Falwell for hosting Trump

    01/18/2016 11:48:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 234 replies
    Politico | January 18, 2016 | Blake Hounshell
    One of the United States' most influential evangelical leaders blasted Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. on Monday for hosting Donald Trump to give a campaign speech. Russell Moore, who heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, let fly a series of tweets after Falwell gave a glowing introduction to Trump, calling him "one of the greatest visionaries of our time" and saying Trump "lives a life of helping others ... as Jesus taught in the New Testament." Moore appeared incredulous at Falwell's language, which was more effusive than he had...
  • Marco Rubio Campaign Says He ‘Is Leading Billy Graham Wing’ of Evangelical Christians

    01/10/2016 6:46:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 10, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    An email message sent out Friday morning by the campaign of Republican presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claims the junior senator from Florida "is leading the Billy Graham wing" of evangelical Christians, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "is leading the Jerry Falwell wing," and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump "is leading the Jimmy Swaggart wing." The email was signed by Eric Teetsell, who was hired by the Rubio campaign in November to serve as its director of Faith Outreach. It began with a controversial quote made at Roll Call last week by Russell Moore, an advocate of amnesty for illegal...
  • Russell Moore, Conservative Christian Leader Blasts Anti-Refugee Rhetoric, Calls For Compassion

    11/20/2015 8:23:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/20/2015 | McKay Coppins
    A leading voice on the religious right sharply criticized the "dangerous" anti-refugee sentiment that has permeated the recent political debate in the United States -- and warned that some Republican presidential candidates may turn off Christian voters with their lack of compassion. Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, told BuzzFeed News on Thursday that he was shocked by the "overheated" rhetoric being employed by high-profile politicians in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. "Donald Trump is saber-rattling about shutting down mosques in this country, which, as somebody who...
  • Have Evangelicals Who Support Trump Lost Their Values?

    09/18/2015 8:50:20 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 122 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | SEPT. 17, 2015 | RUSSELL MOORE
    IN 2006, the television comedy “The Office” aired an episode in which one of the characters, Dwight Schrute, nervously faces the prospect of delivering a speech after winning the title of top salesman of the year for his company, Dunder Mifflin. As a prank, his co-worker preps him for his moment by cribbing a speech from a dictator, coaching him to deliver it by pounding the lectern and waving his arms wildly. Dwight does it, and the audience gives a standing ovation to a manic tirade. Watching a cartoonish TV character deliver authoritarian lines with no principles, just audacity, was...
  • Old Glory and Abortion

    06/20/2015 2:01:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 20Jun15 | Douglas Wilson
    In the aftermath of the horrific shooting in South Carolina, a cry has arisen calling for the Confederate flag that flies on the capitol grounds in South Carolina to be taken down. Russell Moore has joined in the call, and I have been called out on Twitter to do the same. Let me explain my reasons for declining to do so — I am declining to say anything about it, one way or the other. There are three reasons. First, as I explained in another post after another shooting, it is unseemly to politicize these horrors when the families are...
  • Is Christianity's Decline in America Due to 'Fewer Incognito Atheists,' Like Russell Moore Said?

    05/15/2015 8:02:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/15/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    The decline in Americans who identify as Christian shown by a new Pew report is mostly due to those with weak church ties no longer identifying as Christian, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, recently wrote. Was he correct? The Christian Post contacted Pew Research Center to find out. The report, released Tuesday, found that Americans who identify as Christian fell from 78 percent to 71 percent of the U.S. population between 2007 and 2014. In the same period, the religiously unaffiliated increased six percentage points, from 16 to 22 percent. (Note: the report...
  • Southern Baptist Leader Says Roy Moore Should Comply with Judge’s Order or Resign

    02/14/2015 10:41:40 AM PST · by fwdude · 80 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | February 14, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    Russell Moore (no relation to Roy Moore), the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm, “says Alabama judges who in good conscience cannot issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, should resign instead of fighting the law while in office.” What if judges in Germany refused to approve legal orders to transport Jews to death camps? What if they just resigned? Would that have been enough? A resignation would only mean that a new judge would be appointed who would comply with the order. A line has to be drawn somewhere.
  • Rick Warren, Russell Moore Tell Pope 'Church Must Not Cave In' on Gay Marriage at Conference

    11/20/2014 2:26:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 11/19/14 | Leiah Marieann Klett
    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and megachurch pastor Rick Warren denounced the sexual revolution at a Vatican conference Tuesday and encouraged Christians to not waver on the Biblical truth about sexuality and marriage. "Western culture now celebrates casual sexuality, cohabitation, no-fault divorce, family redefinition, and abortion rights as parts of a sexual revolution that can tear down old patriarchal systems," said Moore, who is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during the "Complementarity of Man and Woman" colloquium led by Pope Francis. "The Sexual Revolution is not liberation at all, but simply the imposition...
  • Evangelical leader Russell Moore denounces ex-gay therapy

    10/30/2014 8:53:59 PM PDT · by oohebo · 20 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | October 28, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore denounced reparative therapy at a conference here, saying the controversial treatment that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation has been “severely counterproductive.” Moore, who serves as president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, spoke to a group of journalists Tuesday (Oct. 28) covering the group’s national conference. “The utopian idea if you come to Christ and if you go through our program, you’re going to be immediately set free from attraction or anything you’re struggling with, I don’t think that’s a Christian idea,” Moore told journalists. “Faithfulness to...
  • A Sexual Revolution for Young Evangelicals? No.

    07/09/2014 9:49:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-9-14 | Russell D. Moore & Andrew Walker
    In any discussion about the future of religion in America, especially as it relates to stalled growth in churches and denominations, those outside our religious communities find one theory especially compelling. This is the idea: that young Evangelicals are frustrated with Christian orthodoxy’s strict standards of sexual morality. We’re told that these young Evangelicals will soon revolutionize our churches with liberalized views on same-sex marriage, premarital sex, gender identity, and so on. But a new study by a University of Texas sociologist finds that Evangelical Christians ages 18 to 39 are resisting liberalizing trends in the culture. The suggestion of...
  • Can We Trade Sexual Morality for Church Growth?

    05/06/2014 9:42:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 5-6-2014 | Russell Moore
    From time to time we hear some telling us that evangelical Christianity must retool our sexual ethic if we're ever going to reach the next generation. Some say that Millennials, particularly, are leaving the church because of our "obsession" with sexual morality. The next generation needs a more flexible ethic, they say, on premarital sex, homosexuality, and so on. We'll either adapt, the line goes, or we'll die. This argument is hardly new. In the early 20th century, this was precisely the rhetoric used by liberal Protestant Harry Emerson Fosdick and his co-laborers. Fosdick was concerned, he said, for the...
  • ‘The Bible Belt is Collapsing’

    08/17/2013 6:46:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 17, 2013 | Rick Moran
    A fascinating interview in the Wall Street Journal with Russell Moore, the incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. This influential position was held previously by Richard Land, who became a well known face on the cable nets and Sunday shows. Moore says, in essence, that the culture war has been lost: ‘The Bible Belt is collapsing,” says Russell Moore. Oddly, the incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission doesn’t seem upset. In a recent visit to The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Moore explains that he thinks the Bible Belt’s...
  • Notable Protestants Defend Marriage

    06/01/2013 3:06:09 AM PDT · by rhema · 21 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | May 17, 2013 | Bart Gingerich
    At the start of May, Union University was graced with the presence of notable evangelical theologians who commented on the issues of homosexuality, marriage, the church, and society. Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore joined the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Robert Gagnon at Union’s conference, “Salt and Light in the Public Square: Charles Colson’s Legacy and Vision.”Russell Moore prominently serves as the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s departing dean and will soon succeed retiring Richard Land as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Commenting on the marriage debate, Moore worried, “There are many people in America—including evangelicals—who...