“As Christians, we are committed to Biblical faith and ethics. As a result, this body
of Believers stands on the authority of Scripture and God’s Truth as central to our
What the Bible says about marriage is clear, definitive and unchanging. We affirm
biblical, traditional, natural marriage as the uniting of one man and one woman in
covenant commitment for a lifetime. The Scriptures’ teaching on marriage is not
negotiable. We stake our lives upon the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Consequently, we will not accept, nor adhere to, any legal redefinition of marriage
issued by any political or judicial body including the United States Supreme Court.
We will not recognize same-sex “marriages”, our churches will not host same-sex
ceremonies, and we will not perform such ceremonies.
While we affirm our love for all people, including those struggling with same-sex
attractions or confused about their biological identity as male or female, we cannot
and will not affirm the moral acceptability of homosexual behavior or any other
behavior that deviates from God’s design for males and females made in His image,
including His plan for marriage.
We believe religious freedom is at stake with this critical decision. Consequently,
we join together to support those who stand for natural marriage in the corporate
world, the marketplace, education, entertainment, media and elsewhere with our
prayers, influence, and resources.
Regardless of what the Supreme Court has ruled, our first duty is to love and obey
God, not man. Therefore, we strongly encourage all pastors, leaders, educators, and
churches to openly reject any mandated legal redefinition of marriage and to use
their influence to affirm God’s design.
“The Lord Jesus affirmed that design by quoting Genesis: “From the beginning of
the creation, God made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave
his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’;
So then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together,
let not man separate” (Mark 10:6-9), Jesus later said: “Heaven and earth will
pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Mark 13:31). We stake our very
lives and future on the Truth of God’s Word.”
Signed and promoted by...
Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, Southern Baptist Convention,
Dr. Kenyon M. Cureton, VP, Family Research Council
and our Pastors...
Rev. Dayle F. Keefer
Richard D. Keefer
Pastor Bob Collinge