World magazine is reporting that Marco Rubio has put together a team of religious leaders to advise him on religious liberty issues.
The team includes:
- Megachurch pastor Rick Warren
- Vince Bacote, a theology professor at Wheaton College
- Kyle Duncan, lead counsel for the Green family in the Hobby Lobby v Burwell case
- Wayne Grudem, theologian and noted complementarian
- Thomas Kidd, history professor at Baylor University
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Here is a taste of the World article:
Less than a month before the presidential primary season begins with the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1, Sen.Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is set to announce a campaign advisory board focused on religious liberty issues.
Rubio’s campaign tapped a handful of well-known evangelicals for the volunteer board, including pastor Rick Warren, theologian Wayne Grudem, Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Thomas Kidd, an author and professor of history at Baylor University (Kidd also occasionally writes for WORLD).
Eric Teetsel, director of faith outreach for Rubio’s campaign, said membership on the board doesn’t equal an endorsement of the GOP candidate, and the members could advise other campaigns if they wanted.
Warren told me he doesn’t endorse candidates. Grudem said he hasn’t been asked to endorse Rubio “but would be willing to endorse him if asked, while being clear I’m speaking as an individual, not a representative of any institution.”
Grudem called Rubio a reliable conservative and “a winsome, likable candidate who has the best chance of defeating Hillary Clinton, in my view.”
Teetsel said the board would advise the campaign on a range of issues, including persecuted Christians in the Middle East, legal concerns about the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, and religious liberty for those opposed to same-sex marriage…
Learn more about Teetsel here.