For Immediate Release
February 15, 2016

Kenneth Chan





NRB Mourns Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia

Manassas, VA – NRB mourns the recent death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 

“Justice Scalia was a man of honor and unwavering resolve in his commitment to support and defend the United States Constitution,” stated Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “My heart and prayers are with his family, and I mourn with my countrymen at the passing of this vigilant watchman over the fundamental principles and freedoms of our American Republic.”

A man of great intellect, quick wit, and care for people – even those who vehemently disagreed with him – Justice Scalia demonstrated through his rulings and writings a stalwart belief in the importance of our nation’s foundational principles as laid out in the Constitution.  As such, Justice Scalia became one of the most powerful leaders in our nation for positions honoring the defense of human life, the integrity of marriage, and the fundamental freedoms of religion, speech, and all others espoused in the Bill of Rights. Moreover, he insisted that each branch of government, including the Supreme Court, respect its proper constitutional bounds for the good of the country.

Dr. Johnson continued, “While other voices desire to bend the words of our nation’s founding charter to positions and policies they favor, Justice Scalia adamantly sought to maintain its framework, and, therefore, the integrity of the American Republic.”

Regarding a new appointment to fill Justice Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court, NRB sent a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, standing with him in his decision to wait until after the November elections. 

Dr. Johnson noted, “The American people began to vote for change in 2014 by giving a new party control of the chamber, and the people will have a chance to speak again in the months ahead essentially on the fate of all three branches of government.”

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at

About Proclaim 16

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to




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