SCOTUS & Marriage 2015


Christian & Missionary Alliance:  The Alliance Responds to the Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality Desiring God (John Piper Ministry):  So-Called Same-Sex Marriage: Lamenting the New Calamity Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission:  A coalition of evangelical leaders assembled by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has released a statement on marriage. (Published in Christianity Today) Evangelical Free Church...

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From The Gospel Coalition: By now, you have heard the Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision that imposed a 50-state same-sex marriage mandate. Pastors and churches have exhibited a great degree of uncertainty preceding this moment, wondering what the effect will be on their ministry. Now that the decision has been released, though, we can respond with greater clarity. Here are the immediate things you need to know…....

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Marriage by Design, Alliance Defending Freedom, 2015 – “The #1 action for churches and faith-based ministries to take now that the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether same-sex marriage is required by the constitution.” Suggested Language for Church By-Laws, Alliance Defending Freedom, 2015 – “Suggestions to strengthen the by-laws of a church to ensure the broadest possible protections of church...

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Wisconsin Family Action: Wisconsin Family Action Issues Statement on US Supreme Court Hearing on Marriage (4/28/2015) WFC President Julaine Appling: Thoughts on SCOTUS Hearings About Marriage Alliance Defending Freedom: Connelly, Kevin: Same-Sex Marriage Is Not a Fundamental Constitutional Right Family Research Council: American People Will Not Accept Redefinition of Marriage (4/28/2015) Perkins, Tony (FRC): Courting For Marriage:...

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Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Council, lends thoughts and insight on the Supreme Court hearings this week on the redefinition of marriage as we know it – between one man and one woman. “Let’s set the record straight right now. No court can redefine marriage; it predates all human law and all constitutions. Government didn’t create marriage; therefore no government can recreate marriage....

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We need to pray that God will rule and over-rule in the hearts and minds of the Supreme Court justices:  Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan.  Court observers say this decision will very likely come down to how Justice Kennedy and Chief Justice Roberts vote. Pray for the attorneys who are defending...

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SCOTUS MARRIAGE DECISION 2015 Time line to April 28 – from Wisconsin Perspective November 7, 2006 – Wisconsin citizens pass Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA), 59.4%-40.6%. June 26, 2013 – US Supreme Court says part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional (the part that required for federal purposes that marriage be recognized only as between one man and one woman) and says states can determine for themselves what...

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On Tuesday, April 28, less than 2 weeks from now, the nine justices of our nation’s highest court will hear a set of consolidated cases regarding the definition of marriage. These cases come to the court from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals which means cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Late last year, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals heard these cases and issued a ruling stating that states do indeed have the right...

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Listed below are links to friend-of-the-court briefs (amici curiae) that have been filed in support of traditional marriage. CLICK HERE for friend-of-the-court brief that Wisconsin Family Action is a part of. CLICK HERE for friend-of-the-court brief that Wisconsin Representative Glenn Grothman (R-CD6) signed on to. CLICK HERE for friend-of-the-court brief from Republican national leaders. CLICK HERE for group of 100 marriage scholars...

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Wisconsin Family Action (WFA):  SCOTUS to decide same-sex marriage for all Americans: WFA responds Barnes, Robert (Washington Post): A fresh face emerges as a leader in the movement against same-sex marriage  CitizenLink: CitizenLink Report: Marriage Decisions (VIDEO) Other voices weigh in on Supreme Court marriage decisions Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation): My Father Was Gay: Why I Oppose Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Dr. James...

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4/20, 12-1 p.m. HERITAGE FOUNDATION: State Marriage Laws Are Constitutional: A Memo to the Supreme Court – CLICK HERE   “Free to Believe” Twitter Campaign – ongoing #Freetobelieve CLICK HERE     VIRTUAL MARCH FOR MARRIAGE – CLICK HERE to participate...

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RESOURCES FOR CHURCHES AND CHURCH LEADERSHIP Wisconsin Family Council: Prayer Points/Bulletin inserts (free, downloadable) Alliance Defending Freedom: SPEAK UP Family Research Council: EVENT – APRIL 26, Stand for Marriage Sunday Family Research Council (FRC) has produced a short video explaining the importance of April 28. Click here for more information about previewing the video and getting set up to show it in your church on...

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BE INFORMED! Wisconsin Family Council Sign the Pledge to Pray for Marriage HERE! Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Learn more about the SCOTUS Marriage Decision Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about same-sex “marriage” Symposium: Cert. grant signals promising vehicle to affirm marriage American Family Association (AFA) AFA sends message to SCOTUS: Uphold Marriage, Don’t Undermine It Family Research Council (FRC)...

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2015, April 16 Christian Post Conservative Anglicans Discuss Breaking Apart from Church of England Over Gay Marriage, Women Bishops, ways to take action, calls to prayer from organizations 2015, April 16 Life Site News The Orthodox Church strongly endorses the March for Marriage, encourages all faithful to participate 2015, April 3 Obergefell v. Hodges  A group of major religious organizations, including the National Association of...

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The following links lead to articles and action alerts to assist you in the battle for traditional marriage as we approach the Supreme Court hearings on April 28th. Please share these resources! Wisconsin Family Action (WFA): Bonhoeffer Moment as SCOTUS Hearings on Marriage Approach Sign the PLEDGE TO PRAY FOR MARRIAGE, then PRAY! Wisconsin Family Council (WFC): Prayer Points/Bulletin inserts (free, downloadable) Alliance Defending...

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CALLING THE STATE TO PRAYER FOR MARRIAGE Marriage is on trial…for real.  Are you ready? On April 28, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether states have the right to define and recognize marriage exclusively as the unique relationship between one man and one woman. This is an historic event—with incredibly important short-term and long-term consequences.  (Think Indiana and Memories Pizza.) Wisconsin Family Action and...

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