Southern Baptist Leaders Stand by Moore after His Apologies

Religion News Service’s Adelle M. Banks reports that Russell Moore will remain head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), after he apologized for criticizing Southern Baptists’ support of Donald Trump. The executive committee of the ERLC, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Church, released a statement on Monday. Banks writes, “The decision followed a months-long saga over Moore’s fate that split the denomination between his supporters, who tended to include younger Southern Baptists and minorities, and members of an older generation who often are more interested in ties with the Republican Party.”

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