America’s churches have been reacting to the US Supreme Court’s decision to recognise same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. With a majority of 5-4, judges held that the 14th Amendment in the US Constitution enshrines the right of all to marry regardless of their sexuality.
Ronnie Floyd, the President of the Southern Baptist Convention, said in a statement: “I deeply believe in biblical and traditional marriage. The court has determined otherwise… This decision
shows one thing: Our desperate need for the next Great Awakening and the hope of the Gospel given to all persons. We must rise up like never before with great urgency, to forward the message of Jesus Christ to every person…”
However pro-gay bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, of the Episcopal Church, said in a statement: “I rejoice that the Supreme Court has opened the way for the love of two people to be recognized by all the states of this Union…” But many commentators expressed their horror at the Supreme Court’s reckless disregard for the democratic process and the spirit of the Constitution. Franklin Graham remarked that the judgement of God would fall on America and President Obama, warning US Christians of persecution to come.
Source: Premier Radio News; Revival Media
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