In the two years since Moore, the former dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), took to leading the ERLC, Southern Baptists have watched many of their beliefs—including, most notably, their beliefs about religious freedom—challenged in courts and by rapidly changing public opinion.
But even before the Supreme Court struck down all state bans against same-sex marriage this June, claims of being a “Moral Majority rang hollow for US Christians,” Moore said in his ERLC inaugural address in 2013. For his part, he embraces the cultural margins.
“We are a prophetic minority who must speak into a world that is . . . exactly what Jesus promised us the world must be,” he said.