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Pro-Life Baptist leader announces retirement

Posted on: Aug3 2012 | Leave A Comment

(LifeNews) When it comes to evangelical leaders within the pro-life movement, Dr. Richard Land has spent decades as one of the leading spokespeople on abortion issues representing the Protestant community. His contributions are significant and his voice and principled leadership will be missed.

Writer Tom Strode shares more about the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity announcing his plans to retire effective October 23.

Land, 65, has acted as an outspoken advocate among Southern Baptists for biblical positions on such issues as the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, marriage and race relations. His staunch efforts during his tenure also have made him a leading evangelical Christian voice among social conservatives in this country’s escalating cultural battles. Time Magazine named him in 2005 as one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals.


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