Jeb Bush to meet with Southern Baptist leader

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is reaching out to evangelical leaders as he considers a 2016 presidential run, and in early May, he will meet privately with Russell Moore, one of the country’s most prominent Southern Baptists.

Moore, a frequent presence on television and at theological conferences, heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, which has more than 16 million members.

Moore and an aide to Bush have confirmed the session, which will take place at Bush’s office in Miami. Bush, who has played down the idea that he is exploring a campaign, asked Moore to meet with him earlier this year.

“We’ll talk about the concerns of evangelicals,” Moore said in a phone interview. “He is a good man, and I am not surprised there is a lot of conversation about him.”

Moore pointedly said he does not endorse candidates, and that he is happy to counsel any potential contender, Democrat or Republican.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • hpinnc says:

    I hope Mr. Moore will set him straight on a lot of things, especially his view on immigration. I personally think Mr. Bush is a RINO. I wonder if he buys into this NWO B/S his famous Dad & brother have bought into. I for one am not interested in anything they have to offer, or the UN. I am interested in the USA remaining a sovereign nation, recognizing only our laws, not those of the UN, in fact I would love to see the USA out of the UN, & the UN out of the USA. IMHO if the GOP is stupid enough to run someone like him or Christie, then they deserve to lose again. I could support Dr. Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, Chris Brown, Ted Cruz or Mike Lee, or Rand Paul. Rubio? Possibly.

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