Prominent Republicans Sign Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage
Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network Asserts Their Position Bucks Biblical Values; Encourages Faithful Leaders, Laypeople to Pray in Repentance
Mar 4, 2013PHILADELPHIA – In preparation for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear testimony defending and opposing the Defense of Marriage Act, commonly referred to as DOMA, more than 80 prominent Republicans, who typically support DOMA, signed a legal brief filed with the Court that supports the right of homosexuals to marry under the U.S. Constitution. According to the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network, the brief opposes Biblical standards and those that have signed it are opposing God’s direct commands and Natural law, which provide the basis of the Constitution’s God-given rights that all in public office have sworn to uphold.
“Historically, in our nation, the biblical view of marriage was embraced by both political parties. The societal, moral view of the family was God’s view and our civil laws upheld those views. But as pressure is exerted to change that view the question to be asked is, ‘what or who is the final the moral authority?’” said Sam Rohrer, President of the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network. “For those in position of authority or people generally to officially reject God’s moral law and natural law and to replace it with political pragmatism and moral relativism is to undermine the foundation of liberty itself, reject God’s blessing and invite God’s judgment. The one remedy for national judgment is 2 Chronicles 7:14 which states ‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.’ It’s time for lawmakers and believers to get on their knees and repent for living and governing in opposition to God’s Word and to commit to following His commands as the final moral authority.”
In order to live life in adherence to a biblical worldview, The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is directed to Christians to better understand what the Bible says about cultural topics that have become political, including about finances, education, and the other societal issues. To this end, Rohrer and the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network urges pastors to teach their congregations the Biblical commands and principles that God gives us in His Holy Word which are given to guide our lives and actions in literally every area of life. Only when the truth of God’s Word is known and practiced, can families, communities, and nations experience freedom, happiness, and prosperity.
One prime way that the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network helps pastors to stand for God’s truth and its inclusion in public life is through its Pulpit Sundays, which occur on the first Sunday each month. On Pulpit Sundays, pastors are urged to preach morally relevant sermons that teach people what God wants for Christians in their daily lives.
The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network website offers a wealth of resources to pastors to help them equip their congregations to live a Christian life, from sermon notes to corporate prayers for our nation, to resources for laypeople, covering everything from preparation to finances. Sermon audio and notes are available to pastors on a variety of topics, and educating children is covered. For sermon audio about education, visit http://www.papastors.net/preaching/sermon-topic-home-school-renewing-american-society.
The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is a group of biblically faithful clergy and church liaisons whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded clergy who affirm the authority of Scripture, take seriously Jesus’ command to be the “salt and light” to the culture, encourage informed Christian thinking about contemporary social issues; examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits and engage their congregations in taking part in our political process on a non-partisan basis.
The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is a part of Let Freedom Ring, Inc., a 501c(4) non-profit organization. To contact them visit. http://www.papastors.net or call 610-793-1800.
To schedule interviews with Sam Rohrer, President of the Pa. Pastors’ Network, contact Karyn Price at , 610-584-1096, 215-858-1184 or Deborah Hamilton at , 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096.