The outspoken Franklin Graham, as well as many other prominent Christian leaders, have signed a pledge warning the Supreme Court not to redefine marriage for all 50 states. In the pledge they say that redefining marriage is a line they will not cross and that they will continue to defend traditional marriage, even if it means civil disobedience:
CBN NEWS – A group of prominent Christian leaders is issuing a warning to the U.S. Supreme Court. If it makes gay marriage the law of the land, they will not obey.
“As of today, only 11 states have chosen to enact same-sex marriage. But if the Supreme Court says it’s a constitutional right, we’ll have it in all 50,” Brad Jacob, associated professor at the Regent University School of Law, told CBN News.
“That means 39 states will have the will of the people overturned,” he said.
In a document titled, “Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage,” Christian leaders say they will continue to defend traditional marriage, even if it means civil disobedience.
The pledge reads in part, “While there are many things we can endure, redefining marriage is so fundamental to the natural order and the common good that this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross.”
“We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,” they said.
Todd Starnes of Fox News reports that many well-known Christian leaders have signed the pledge, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse.
Read the full pledge here.