NASHVILLE (BP, TAB)— A coalition of Roman Catholics and evangelicals — including Southern Baptist Timothy George — has issued a statement calling the legalization of same-sex marriage a “graver threat” to society than “easy acceptance of divorce” and “widespread cohabitation.” This statement is in the wake of an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage Nov. 2014.
“We must say, as clearly as possible, that same-sex unions, even when sanctioned by the state, are not marriages,” the statement, titled “The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Reclaiming Marriage,” says. “Christians who wish to remain faithful to the Scriptures and Christian tradition cannot embrace this falsification of reality, irrespective of its status in law.”
Rick Warren and Daniel Akin have endorsed the statement, which is also to slated to appear in the March 2015 issue of First Things, the journal’s editor Russell Reno said. There is a list of approximately 30 Christian leaders who endorse the statement and may include other Southern Baptists before it is finalized.
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