WASHINGTON (BP) – A Southern Baptist Convention ethicist and advocate for religious freedom has joined other church leaders to endorse revised legislation to prevent discrimination by the federal government against Americans who object to same-sex marriage.
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and nine others endorsed the latest version of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) in a Nov. 13 letter to the bill's sponsors, Sen. Mike Lee, R.-Utah, and Rep. Raul Labrador, R.-Idaho.
The legislative proposal seeks to protect religious liberty following the Supreme Court's June legalization of same-sex marriage. That decision and the uncertainty in its wake have left the conscience rights of Christians and other defenders of biblical, traditional marriage susceptible to potential federal discrimination.
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