National Religious Leaders Join Pledge for Marriage
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Prominent religious leaders from around the country have come together to sign an open letter to the justices of the United States Supreme Court.
In this open letter they say that they will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which forces them to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one women.
Mat Staver: Matt, this particular open letter is essentially phase 2 of the first phase, which was the Defend Marriage Pledge that Keith Fournier and I co-drafted. You can find that pledge at DefendMarriage.org. And that is a very powerful statement about marriage and how every one of these leaders will be coming together unified on the matter of marriage.
As a result of that, we came together and then published an open letter to the justices of the United States Supreme Court. In this open letter we say that we are Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox Christian pastors, clergy, lay leaders and Jewish leaders who collectively represent millions of people in the various denominations, churches, parishes, synagogues and various ministries.
And that we are united together on this matter of marriage. And in this open letter we specifically direct it to the justices of the United States Supreme Court saying don’t cross this line, because if you do, we cannot respect or obey such an unjust law.
Matt Barber: Mat, in the ad and in the open letter to the Supreme Court, we say we are Christians who love America and respect the legitimate rule of law. However, we will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which will force us to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman.
And in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Mat, who said that we have a duty to obey just laws– we agree with that — but a responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
And if the United States Supreme Court contradicts God and calls Him a liar and says we’re going to redefine the institution of marriage, something of course which is impossible, it cannot be done. Then we are saying, no…we have to agree with God, we are not going to disobey God, we are going to obey God and disobey this unjust ruling.
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