Richard Land
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"Dr. Richard D. Land" is the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina/Charlotte, North Carolina, a post he has held since July 2013.

Formerly he served as president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention in the United States, a post he held from 1988 to 2013, when he stepped down in the wake of his controversial comments about the Trayvon Martin case. He announced his intention to retire effective October 23, 2013, and Russell D. Moore filled the post. He was formerly a host of the nationally syndicated radio program Richard Land Live! from 2002 to 2012. He is the executive editor of The Christian Post.

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I do not know Harriet Miers. I do know President Bush and his commitment to a federal judiciary that lives within its constitutional assignment and interprets the law and doesn't write it from the bench, ... If the president trusts Harriet Miers to fulfill his campaign promises to the American people, then I trust Harriet Miers until I am given compelling evidence to the contrary.

I think the president underestimated the level of goodwill and trust he should expect from conservatives.

Each individual congregation calls its own pastor. They ordain their own pastors.

President George H. W. Bush didn't know David Souter from Adam's cat until he was introduced to him by John Sununu. This president has known Harriet Miers for 15 years, has worked closely with her.

We, as Baptists, are people of the Book.

Just how many ways can you interpret the words of Jesus in John 14:5-6, 'I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me,' ... The worst this chaplain could be convicted of is ascribing to orthodox Christian historic faith, which is what I would think you would want from a Christian chaplain.

That in the early 1990s prompted moderates to leave in droves. In 2000, former US President Jimmy Carter left, despite being a three-generation Southern Baptist, complaining that the convention had adopted policies that ''violate the basic premises of my Christian faith.

It would not bar women from being pastors.