Category Archives: Marriage

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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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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Study says U.S. gay population at 3.5 percent

The University of California, Los Angeles, has released an interesting new study that puts the American homosexual population at 3.5 percent of the total population. The study is significant because it helps give greater perspective to some of the social issues related to the definition of marriage that our society is dealing with today. Click […]

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Appeals Court Hears ‘Gay Marriage’ Case

Baptist Press is reporting that a panel for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Monday in a high-profile case that could lead to all 50 states being forced to recognize “gay marriage.” At issue is California Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment passed by voters of that state in 2008 that defines […]

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