J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Supporters rally to Russell Moore after Trump criticism

Politics | Head of ERLC has been one of president-elect’s most vocal opponents
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/22/16, 12:44 pm

A reported backlash against Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore has turned into an outpouring of support for one of President-elect Donald Trump’s leading evangelical critics.

“Dr. Russell Moore does a good job of leading the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission [ERLC] in speaking out on the moral issues of the day in the public square,” Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., a Southern Baptist, told me. He called the ERLC an effective advocate for family values, life, religious freedom, and other issues important to Baptists.

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The faces of Team Trump

Presidency | President-elect Donald Trump is assembling a mix of old and new players to run his administration
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/16/16, 11:00 am

Donald Trump’s surprise election in November drew predictions that only loyalists would populate his Cabinet. But the first month of his transition revealed a more nuanced picture of the man who vowed to “drain the swamp” in Washington. Among the emerging themes: Trump values life experience above political experience.

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Fair or foul?

Religious Liberty | As some evangelical leaders push a compromise on LGBT legislation, more are slamming on the brakes
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/14/16, 12:51 pm

WASHINGTON—Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein found themselves amid a national controversy after they declined to participate in a same-sex wedding in 2013. The Kleins, parents of five children, paid a $135,000 fine last year and subsequently paid with the loss of their business—a process that became final this year. 

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