Southern Baptist theologian Russell Moore joined the Catholic bishops and other religious leaders in endorsing the First Amendment Defense Act, which prevents the federal government from discriminating against those who believe marriage is the union of a husband and wife:
“In our pluralistic and inclusive society this belief deserves protection, while ensuring that those who disagree are not denied any benefit or service under federal law to which they are entitled,” the letter said, adding FADA “does both.”
Moore told Baptist News that FADA “is a common-sense law that provides necessary protection to millions of Americans who have sincere religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality. The need for such a bill has become obvious as legal rulings and confusion over existing religious liberty legislation have left many Americans vulnerable to overreach by the federal government.”
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.