Category Archives: Homosexuality

New marriage license forms protect county clerks’ religious liberty

By Tom Troth Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed Senate Bill 216 into law, which establishes requirements for the issuing of marriage licenses by county clerks. The legislation was enacted to resolve the issue created when Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed for refusing to issue licenses for same-sex marriages because of her sincerely […]

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ERLC: How does your church address homosexuality?

How does your church address homosexuality? The move to redefine marriage has advanced considerably in recent days. How do churches respond? Dean Inserra, a member of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s Leadership Network Council, identifies four archetypical responses to addressing this massive cultural shift: 1. The Macklemore Church The Macklemore Church just simply thinks […]

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ERLC Leadership Summit will address human sexuality

Wondering what recent court rulings on gay marriage might mean for your community and your ministry? The Ethics and Religious Liberty Leadership Summit will address the gospel and human sexuality to equip pastors and church leaders to speak to these critical issues in their own congregations. This event will be held April 21-23, 2014, at […]

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Judge strikes down portion of Ky. same-sex marriage ban

LOUISVILLE—The leader of the commonwealth’s largest religious body reacted with disappointment to news that U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II struck down Kentucky’s ban on recognizing valid same-sex marriages performed in other states. “The news that District Judge John G. Heyburn usurped the will of Kentucky voters today is tragic and disappointing,” said Dr. […]

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Western Recorder: Kentucky gay marriage ban now facing multiple lawsuits

The following appeared in this week’s edition of the Western Recorder, the weekly newsjournal of the Kentucky Baptist Convention: LOUISVILLE—In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that struck down a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, more lawsuits have been filed challenging Kentucky’s laws against same-sex marriages, prompting a growing […]

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SCOTUS, Same-Sex Marriage, and Implications for Christians

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a 1996 law passed by Congress that barred recognition of same-sex marriages. They also ruled that the plaintiffs in the case of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California, did not have the legal standing to bring that […]

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Christians and Gay Marriage

Even as other states greenlight gay marriage, Kentuckians largely oppose it. WFPL News, a public radio station in Louisville, recently hosted a discussion on gay marriage featuring Dr. Hershael York, pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort and Rev. Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard of Highlands Baptist Church in Louisville. Last Sunday, Dr. York also preached […]

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