“After twenty-five years Richard Land has retired as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission,” says Mark D. Tooley in today’s column .

In his good-bye to the Southern Baptist Convention in Houston on June 11, Land declared: “We’re not going to be thermometers that reflect the temperature in society. We’re going to be thermostats that dictate the spiritual temperature in our society.” For his steadfast defiance of eroding popular culture and adamant defense of traditional Christian ethics, especially on marriage and sanctity of life, across a quarter century, evangelicals and all cultural traditionalists can be grateful to Land.

Read the full column here .

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