ERLC's Moore Appears to Favor Presidential Hopeful RubioJanuary 29, 2016
With the first votes in the 2016 presidential race (finally) about to occur on Monday, the Republican hopefuls have been actively working to win over a key demographic in the Iowa Caucus - conservative evangelicals. A big part of this strategy involves seeking endorsements of well-known Christian leaders in hopes of convincing others to join the political flock.
One often-quoted evangelical leader in media coverage of this campaign is Russell Moore, who heads the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. With that post comes visibility and influence as the top politico for the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. If a candidate could win Moore's approval, it could swing some votes in Iowa and other states.
Moore officially refuses to endorse a candidate, but a careful look at his words and actions clearly suggest a preference for Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio. I explored this dynamic in my EthicsDaily.com article today: ERLC's Moore Appears to Favor Presidential Hopeful Rubio. It will be interesting to see if this collaboration continues, especially if Rubio gets more competitive for the nomination.