Christian Post | Russell Moore, Samuel Rodriguez Sign Statement Opposing LGBT Discrimination Laws

Over 75 prominent prominent religious leaders and scholars have signed a statement against government coercion that is discriminatory towards biblical views on marriage, gender and sexuality.

On Wednesday, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview released a formal statement titled “Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion,” which opposes efforts in recent years “to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classifications in the law.”

The statement was signed by a number of leading scholars and religious minds, including Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson, Princeton law professor Robert P. George, author and radio host Eric Metaxas, the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Albert Mohler and National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference president Samuel Rodriguez.

“We affirm that every individual is created in the image of God and as such should be treated with love, compassion, and respect. We also affirm that people are created male and female, that this complementarity is the basis for the family centered on the marital union of a man and a woman, and that the family is the wellspring of human flourishing,” the statement reads. “We believe that it is imperative that our nation preserve the freedoms to speak, teach, and live out these truths in public life without fear of lawsuits or government censorship.”

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