A Resolution In Support Of The Federal Marriage Amendment

WHEREAS, The family, as the foundation unit of human society, is built upon God's good gift of marriage, which God defines as the lifelong union of one man and one woman (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:18-25); and

WHEREAS, Jesus states that marriage is a sacred, lifelong bond between one man and one woman (Matthew 19:4-6) and is the bedrock of a civil society; and

WHEREAS, The biblical model of the family is seriously threatened by a culture that increasingly does not view marriage only as an institution established by God and between one man and one woman; and

WHEREAS, Homosexuals and lesbians may have the legal right to live as they choose, they do not have the right to distort society's definition of marriage; and

WHEREAS, Requiring citizens to sanction or subsidize homosexual relationships violates the freedom of conscience for people of faith, and others who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman; and

WHEREAS; Legalizing same-sex "marriage" would brand homosexuality as a normative lifestyle, which the Bible calls sinful and dangerous both to the individuals involved and to society at large (Romans 1:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Leviticus 18:22); and

WHEREAS, The Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution may require that marriages solemnized in one state be recognized in all fifty states; and

WHEREAS, Proponents of same-sex "marriage" have indicated their intention to challenge state laws and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which define marriage as between one man and one woman; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Greenwood Baptist Church, in its January 2004 conference, affirm that marriage is the union of one man and one woman as God intends; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we continue to oppose steadfastly all efforts by any court or state legislature to validate or legalize same-sex marriage pr other equivalent unions; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we commit ourselves to pray for and support legislative and legal efforts to oppose the legalization of same-sex unions; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we call upon all families to encourage their U.S. Senators and Congressmen to support the Federal Marriage Amendment (H.J. Res. 56).

Date of this web page is February 13, 2004!