FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 15, 2020
Brad Jurkovich, Conservative Baptist Network Spokesman
Bossier City, La. – Today, the Conservative Baptist Network and Alliance Defending Freedom announced a collaborative partnership to advance religious freedom and support the many churches affiliated with the Network.
“Religious liberty is under grave threat,” said Rod D. Martin, SBC Executive Committee officer and Conservative Baptist Network Steering Council member. “From threats of bankruptcy and jail against California pastors like John MacArthur, to the shuttering of New York synagogues, to courts ruling that corporate worship must take a back seat to the opening of casinos and riots in the streets, the First Amendment is hanging by a thread. It is being assaulted everywhere by leftists who would happily rip it out of the Constitution. And far too many Christian leaders stand silent, doing nothing.
“I am gratified that the Conservative Baptist Network can stand together with tireless warriors for religious liberty like the Alliance Defending Freedom in this time when American churches need more help than most imagined they ever could.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to live out their faith freely. Through its ADF Church Alliance, it provides legal help for churches who face religious liberty legal challenges. Member churches can receive a review of governing documents to ensure religious liberty protections are in place, get answers to religious liberty legal questions as they arise, and receive representation in religious liberty legal matters if appropriate.
“Now more than ever it is important for churches to be united and engaged in stewarding culture. The partnership between the Conservative Baptist Network and the Alliance Defending Freedom Church Alliance will provide churches with the tools and resources they need to keep the door of the gospel open,” said Dana Harris, Regional Alliance Director at Alliance Defending Freedom.
Michael Farris, President and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom, agreed.
“We appreciate the work the Conservative Baptist Network is doing to protect religious freedom, and we look forward to serving their churches through the Church Alliance program.”
The Conservative Baptist Network is a broad-based grassroots movement of Southern Baptists of all generations who are committed to the sufficiency of Scripture for all facets of life and application. Its 54-member Steering Council includes pastors and laypeople from across America, including well-known figures such as former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, past SBC President Charles Stanley, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Vice President Tom Phillips, and immediate past SBC Executive Committee Chairman Mike Stone. The Steering Council can be found online at ConservativeBaptistNetwork.com.