By Matthew Everhard, A Christian Manifesto.
Traditional businesses and institutions are being threatened more and more everyday with aggressive litigation to advance the progressive alternative and unseat one of the most beloved and treasured Christian institutions: marriage.
But what about the local church? Is she in danger?
Can even she be protected from the coming deluge of marriage-related litigation? Can she still stand in an age in which the very ground seems to be shifting under our feet?
We hope so.
But the reality is, we just do not know how serious the threat will become to those who have endeavored to retain a Biblical and traditional view of marriage. The use of our buildings, our tax exempt status, even our rights to self-determination–all will likely be seriously questioned if not overtly attacked in the coming years.
One thing we do know is that it is better for a local church to have a solid, working definition of marriage – moored in Biblical theology and consistently practiced – so that when trial comes, it will have legal footing on which to stand.
DISCLAIMER: This article does not constitute legal advice. The writer is not a trained litigator, or a legal expert. It should not be construed as legal counsel.
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