Pastor, Will You Stand for Marriage?
March 21, 2013
When the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on March 26-27, the definition of marriage, the well-being of children, and our religious freedom will hang in the balance. Consequently, I urge you to join with other Watchmen Pastors in promoting a "Stand for Marriage" emphasis this Sunday.
Would you make a pledge to Stand for Marriage over the next week? Those who make that pledge to Pray, Preach, and Partner on marriage will receive a FREE Stand for Marriage Sermon, PowerPoint, and Bulletin Insert for use in your church. Just click here to take the pledge and download these tools.
Now I fully realize that by doing so you may be taking time from your sermon series or special emphasis in the lead-up to Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday. So I know this is a sacrifice, but allow me to put the magnitude of this moment in perspective.
Forty years ago, the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade removed the making of law from the people when it declared legal abortion at any point during pregnancy as the law of the land. As you well know, when the Court ruled that human life is disposable, it has since cost millions of lives, hurt women, and created a culture of death.
Now the issue is marriage. On March 26, the Court will hear oral arguments in two marriage cases: Hollingsworth v. Perry which comes to the Court out of the Proposition 8 litigation in California and United States v. Windsor which involves a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) out of the U.S. Court of Appeals. If the Court upholds these cases, the ruling could have Roe v. Wade-like effects for marriage.
Marriage redefinition could be forced upon all Americans as the law of the land, regardless of how people voted to define marriage policy in their own states. Those who seek to redefine marriage claim that they have the overwhelming support of most Americans. We need to show them otherwise. The FREE Tools will help your church members unleash their voices on marriage.
Also, on March 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C., supporters of marriage are gathering to march on Washington in support of marriage as it has always been defined. Please join us - those seeking to redefine marriage will be out in full force - we need to show the Court that America still cares about marriage!
For more, visit our StandForMarriage.com resource page, which has information on the March for Marriage and other tools to help your voice be heard.