A Challenge to Pastors in America

Every year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, pastors across America take to their pulpits to preach on the sanctity of life. It is a bold reminder of orthodox Christianity every year that Christians are called to a culture of life.

Last year, on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges. The case, like Roe v. Wade, really is not based in law, but in feeling. It is poorly reasoned and premised on judicial activism and not jurisprudence.

This year, June 26 falls on a Sunday.

I would challenge pastors across the United States to use that Sunday to preach on Genesis 1 and 2. God created mankind and made them male and female. God told them to be fruitful and multiply. God ordained marriage as a holy institution. It is not a creation of the state, but we have long forgotten this and churches have long taken marriage for granted.

Pastors across the nation, doing their duty to tend the flock, should recommit to preaching what real marriage is and why it is important and that it is created by our Creator and not by us. The closest Sunday each year to June 26 seems like it would be the appropriate time to do it.

I hope they will.

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Erick Erickson

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