Alabama pastors, leaders say battle for marriage, religious freedom is not over

allMONTGOMERY, Ala. (Alabama For Marriage) — In the wake of the June 26 Supreme Court decision on marriage, Alabama pastors and leaders say the battle for marriage is not over.

Around 50 Alabama pastors, elected officials and organization leaders held a press conference June 29 at the Alabama Judicial Building.

Speakers affirmed that God is still God, that marriage is still between one man and one woman, that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for this nation and that they will obey God rather than men in the days to come.

Commissioner Chip Beeker called the decision “an assault on God, on Christian heritage and on our culture.”

Joe Godfrey, executive director of Alabama Citizen’s Action Program, warned of the coming persecution from LGBT activist groups and big corporations towards Christians.

“The pressure is going to come from those who have the power to wield the money,” Godfrey said. “Unless we make some laws that protect the rights of citizens to practice their religious beliefs, we’re going to see a day when Christians are excluded from the business community, excluded from serving in public office, excluded from every realm of society.”

The speakers agreed that Christians must answer the coming onslaught with prayer, with the gospel and with courage to stand on God’s Word and the law of our land at home, at church, at work and in the public square.

“Pray daily that God would send a mighty revival that would change the perspective of our land,” said John Killian, pastor of Maytown Baptist Church.

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