Moral Character Very Important for Those Holding Public Office

December 3, 2018 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “While watching a recent cable news program I heard one of the anchors say that ‘morality is over rated.’ As a Christian who believes the Bible, I disagree. Let’s give morality a high rating.” “Those who serve in political office are human. They are …

Congress Should Repeal Church Parking Tax Now

November 29, 2018 ...

If not repealed, this provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will impose new burdens and costs on charities that are already coping with reduced tax incentives for charitable giving. The provision also threatens an entanglement of government and the Internal Revenue Service in the internal operations of churches and other religious …

Seeking Repeal of the New Parking Tax on Church and Nonprofits

November 13, 2018 ...

NAE President Leith Anderson joined a coalition letter to members of Congress calling for the repeal of this new tax on churches and nonprofits. Leaders of over 30 organizations signed the letter. The letter says in part: Whatever purpose Section 512(a)(7) was intended to serve cannot justify extracting $1.7 billion in taxes from nonprofits and …

International Religious Freedom Act Turns 20

November 6, 2018 ...

In 1996, the NAE issued its Statement of Conscience on Worldwide Religious Persecution, calling on the United States to make religious freedom a priority goal of our foreign policy, to publish detailed reports on religious persecution, and to withhold aid from countries that continued to persecute. Each of these goals was addressed in the version …

Most Evangelical Leaders Identify as Independents

October 31, 2018 ...

“Most evangelical leaders prioritize their Christian identity over political party identity,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Faith comes first whether independent, Democrat, Republican or another registration.” Comments from the survey indicate there is general agreement that even when a church leader has a definite partisan commitment on a personal …

NAE Laments Synagogue Shooting

October 31, 2018 ...

“Words of dismay and lament flow to the synagogue and Jewish community of Pittsburgh and beyond. Our hearts are broken. Tears outnumber words,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. The NAE remembers the cry of the Prophet Jeremiah: A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to …

Loving Outside Our ZIP Code

October 22, 2018 ...

It’s called parochialism — “a limited or narrow outlook, especially focused on a local area.” The most famous verse in the Bible says that “God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son” (John 3:16). The Greek word for world is kosmos and includes the people I’ve never met and the …

Andrew Brunson Released From Prison in Turkey

October 17, 2018 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) joins with the EPC, an NAE member denomination, and Christians everywhere in celebrating his release and return. The NAE thanks President Donald Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback; and Senators Lindsey Graham, Jean Shaheen and Thom Tillis for …

Hope, Humility and History

October 16, 2018 ...

It is imperative that evangelicals study their past and come to terms with it. This requires us to lament the moments in which we have failed and celebrate the moments when the good news of the gospel has changed lives, set people on a course for eternity with God, and led them to act in …