Ahead of the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated ruling on marriage, conservative Christian and faith leaders across the spectrum are taking their stand in support of marriage between one man and one woman.
On Wednesday, the current President of the Southern Baptist Convention and 16 former Presidents issued a statement affirming “biblical, traditional, natural marriage as the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.”
They also encouraged all Southern Baptist pastors, leaders, educators, and churches to openly reject any mandated legal definition of marriage and to use their influence to affirm God’s design for life and relationships.
“We also join together to support those who stand for natural marriage in the corporate world, the marketplace, education, entertainment, media and elsewhere with our prayers and influence, and resources,” expressed the leaders, who include NRB members Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Dr. Jack Graham, Dr. James Merritt, Dr. Ed Young, Dr. Charles Stanley, and Dr. James T. Draper, Jr.
Similarly, last week, a number of prominent Christian and Jewish leaders signed on to an open letter to the Supreme Court that appeared as a full page ad in USA Today, The Washington Post, and other publications.