FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Asheville, NC, December 7, 2016
Each December, WORLD’s annual Daniel of the Year award is bestowed on a person or persons who exhibit bravery in defense of God’s authority by helping those who are being persecuted. This year, WORLD’s Daniel is the managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, Lyle Shelton.
As the marriage debate Down Under grew more intense in 2016, so did attacks on religious liberty. The Christian leader in this battle who takes the most heat, and yet maintains a civil public presence and wins allies when possible, is Lyle Shelton. In the Bible, Daniel remained calm in the face of threats, told the truth to kings, and didn’t change his behavior when sly adversaries undermined his religious liberty. Shelton has been just as steadfast.
We hope you will take some time to read Marvin Olasky’s profile on Lyle Shelton at wng.org/Daniel.