NAE Welcomes Masterpiece Decision

June 5, 2018 ...

“This decision is a win not just for Jack Phillips, but for all Americans who care about freedom of conscience and religion,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “Government must not demonize the religion or religious beliefs of its citizens.” A Colorado commissioner had compared Phillips’ religious opposition to same-sex marriage to Nazis who operated concentration …

Evangelicals Call for Prayer for Peace on Korean Peninsula

March 27, 2018 ...

“Evangelicals have long been concerned about religious persecution and other human rights violations in North Korea, as well as the destabilizing impact of North Korea’s nuclear program,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Now we face the possibility of a war in which many thousands, and perhaps millions of civilians, …

Billy Graham, Champion of the Gospel, Dies at 99

February 21, 2018 ...

“Billy Graham has been the best known face and voice of evangelicalism for more than half a century,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “With Christian graciousness, he transcended political and religious differences to faithfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Graham is credited as preaching the gospel to nearly 215 million, not including those reached …

Billy Melvin, Past NAE Leader, Dies at 88

February 7, 2018 ...

“Billy Melvin led and loved the National Association of Evangelicals during the rapid expansion of evangelicalism in America,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “He blessed and encouraged me as the once youngest member of the NAE board, in our travel together across developing countries of Africa, and more recently as a supporter of the NAE …

Brownback Nominated for Religious Freedom Post

July 27, 2017 ...

The president’s nominee, Governor Sam Brownback, has a distinguished record of support for religious freedom, and a wealth of experience in politics, serving as a U.S. representative, senator and governor. We urge Senator Bob Corker to promptly schedule confirmation hearings. “At a time when religious believers in many parts of the world are facing intense …

Responding to Religious Freedom Executive Order

May 4, 2017 ...

We welcome the promise, repeated today, that religious organizations will not be required to provide drugs that may act as abortifacients and services that violate their commitment to protect all human life. Now we call on the administration to promptly issue revised regulations and resolve lingering legal disputes over this issue. Most evangelical leaders do …