SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (www.NHCLC.org), the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, has announced that Liberty Counsel (www.LC.org) will serve as the senior sponsor of the NHCLC's Life Directive. Liberty Counsel will also be the legislative and public policy arm of the NHCLC, advocating for the NHCLC's 40,118 member churches representing millions in the Hispanic community.
Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics. With offices in Florida, Virginia and Washington, D.C., Liberty Counsel has hundreds of attorneys around the world.
Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action, Liberty Action PAC, Vice President of Liberty University, and Dean and Professor of Law at Liberty University School of Law, said, "Liberty Counsel is honored to be the senior sponsor of the Life Directive for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Our liberty is based on the unalienable right to life that comes from our Creator. The right to life is the right of all rights. No other right has meaning without life. We are excited to partner with the NHCLC to advance the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. As the national legislative and public policy arm of the NHCLC, we look forward to giving a voice to the Hispanic community to restore the culture of life in America."
Recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, Liberty Counsel is funded by tax-deductible donations from concerned individuals, churches and organizations. Liberty Counsel provides pro bono legal assistance in the areas of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family. Liberty Counsel's Board of Directors has adopted a Christian doctrinal statement, but Liberty Counsel does not limit its services to Christians, as the rights of Christians are affected positively by defending the rights of others.
Dr. Yuri Mantilla, PhD, President of the National Latino Evangelical Justice Coalition and Director of Intl. Government Affairs at Focus On The Family, said "In this decisive moment in the history of our nation, the partnership between the NHCLC and Liberty Counsel will enable the Christian Hispanic movement to effectively engage in the national dialogue and influence legislation and policies on fundamental human rights issues, such as the defense of the right to life, the right to family and religious liberty. There is not a better organization than the Liberty Counsel to help implement the justice agenda of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. My prayer is that God will greatly bless this unique effort and strategic response for the defense and promotion of the Christian worldview of law and justice which is essential for the success of America and the empowerment of the Hispanic community."
Liberty Counsel Action is a 501(c)(4) issue advocacy and lobbying sister organization to Liberty Counsel. Liberty Action PAC is a Super PAC that is active in political elections. Liberty University School of Law is a Christian law school training a new generation of lawyers, policymakers, business leaders, educators, legislators and world leaders in the rule of law founded upon a Christian worldview.
Dr. Carlos Campo, President, Regent University, said, "The news that two excellence-driven organizations—Liberty Counsel and the National Hispanic Leadership Conference—are joining forces to uphold life and combat social issues is a herald of breakthrough in the days ahead. Many of us in the Christian community are grateful to hear this news, because we know that this coalition is uniquely equipped to have a sudden and important impact on our culture."
SOURCE National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference