ERLC’s Russell Moore comments on President Obama’s efforts to address crisis in Iraq

By Elizabeth Bristow
Aug 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 8, 2014 —Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, expresses support for President Barack Obama’s decision to address a security threat and a humanitarian crisis in Iraq:

“President Barack Obama is right to take action to protect religious minorities, including Christians, in Iraq from ISIS. He has my prayers. Those families stranded on a mountaintop, fleeing torture, rape and beheading deserve justice and compassion. As Christians, we should pray for the president and our military leaders to wisely administer the sword of justice (Rom 13:1-3). As part of the global body of Christ, we must also pray fervently for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Iraq and across the Middle East (Heb 13:3).”

During a televised address Thursday, Obama announced he was authorizing airstrikes “if necessary” to fight ISIS, the Islamist militant group terrorizing religious minorities in northern Iraq.

The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC’s ethics, religious liberty and public policy entity with offices in Nashville, Tenn. and Washington, D.C.

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