Books That Should Be Written

February 3, 2016 ...

“The proposed book topics speak to the challenges and opportunities evangelicals will face in coming years,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Many are concerned with how we will continue to engage in a culture that some feel is increasingly hostile to biblical Christianity.” One leader provided the title, “Living …

NAE Calls for Revisions to Proposed Health Program Regulations

November 9, 2015 ...

The comments respond to proposed rules on non-discrimination in health programs and activities, pointing to a number of areas in which the proposed regulations go beyond OCR’s statutory authority and imposing requirements not approved by Congress. The comments address five main areas of concern, including: Language that may be interpreted — contrary to explicit statutory …

Comments on Faith-based Funding Regulations

October 2, 2015 ...

What began with “charitable choice” in 1996 is now coming into full realization with the near completion of regulations governing federal grant assistance to religious social service providers. The filed comments respond to proposed additions to regulations that have been in force since they were adopted in 2003-2004 as part of President Bush’s faith-based initiative. …

Religious Freedom for All!

September 22, 2015 ...

RFRA was passed in direct response to the 1990 Supreme Court decision in Employment Division v. Smith. At issue was whether the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause allowed Native Americans to use peyote if the state law disapproved of the psychoactive compound found in the peyote cactus. Native American tribes have used peyote in religious …

Is Tolerance the Enemy of Religious Freedom?

September 22, 2015 ...

All of that seems like ancient history these days. For a while, activist evangelicals even referred to themselves as comprising “the Moral Majority,” with a very different chorus to sing: “Shine, Jesus, shine / Fill this land with the Father’s glory.” The irony right now, however, is that we may soon start singing “This world …

God Defined Marriage

June 26, 2015 ...

While commentators, politicians and judges may revise their understanding of marriage in response to shifting societal trends, followers of Jesus should embrace his clear vision of marriage found in Matthew 19:4-6: “Haven’t you read,” Jesus replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his …

Supreme Court Redefines Marriage

June 26, 2015 ...

“At the beginning of the Bible, God defined marriage. In the New Testament, Jesus described marriage. Neither asked the Supreme Court for a new definition or description,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. The NAE today released a statement about marriage in light of the court’s redefinition, which says in part: Nothing in the Supreme Court’s …