Religious leaders ‘Obey God Rather than Men’ in Open Letter to U.S. Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON (Christian Examiner) – Setting aside theological differences, 85 Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish leaders joined civic and business leaders in signing an open letter to the U.S. Supreme court published in a June 10 ad in the Washington Post,vowing to disobey any court mandate which would force them to operate from any definition of marriage apart from a union between one man and one woman.

“We ask you not to force us to choose between the state and the Laws of God. We are Christians who love America and who respect the legitimate rule of law,” the religious leaders wrote. “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.”

Prominent evangelical leaders and pastors who joined civic and business leaders to sign the full-page ad include James Dobson, Family Talk; Franklin Graham, President and CEO Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; Robert Jeffress, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas; Jerry Johnson, President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters Association; Gregg Matte, pastor, Houston’s First Baptist Church; Penny Nance, President, Concerned Women for America; Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life, Staten Island, NY; Pastor Steve Riggle, Grace Church, Houston; James Robinson, LIFE Outreach International; Don Wildmon, Founder and Chairman, American Family Association; Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association.  Continue reading


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4 Responses to Religious leaders ‘Obey God Rather than Men’ in Open Letter to U.S. Supreme Court

  1. Lyn June 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

    I stand firm on the biblical definition of marriage. However, I would never join forces with dead religions or lukewarm leaders for this. I see no biblical support for such a yoking: with that said, what do they hope to accomplish?

    • Darrel June 13, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

      Perhaps they are seeking to keep their powerbase intact so that the money will continue to flow their way. As soon as the pew sitter caves to the lgbtq agenda these fearless leaders of theirs will do the same. This current bluster is nothing more than photo-op posturing for it is several years too late. It seems that all the ecumenical cock roaches have showed up for this party–remember this day when you are forced to perform a “gay wedding” or loose your tax exempt status.

      I’m with you, Lyn, in standing with God and His Word. Let these charlatans and frauds play their games without me.

    • Stephen June 14, 2015 at 8:01 am #

      You’re right, Lyn. Some very, very dodgy names with very dodgy theology (or lack thereof) on that list . . . and that’s only in the first line of the list. Just another deceitful ‘coalition’ or something or the other. They will achieve nothing. A waste of time. And yet another ‘open letter’ . . . sigh.


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