Over 200 clergy and national leaders from different religious
perspectives have declared war on the effort to destroy
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to release two major
decisions on homosexual marriage, the leaders have signed a Marriage Solidarity Statement. The nation's
highest court, says that statement, has no authority to redefine
"If the Supreme Court becomes the
tool by which marriage is redefined in the positive law of this
nation, the precedent established will leave no room for any
limitation on what can constitute such a redefined notion of
marriage. Conferring a moral and legal equivalency to same-sex
couples by legislative or judicial fiat also sends the message that
children do not need a mother and a father. It undermines their
fundamental rights and threatens their security, stability, and
Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty
Counsel Action and one of the lead signatories to the
statement, calls the declaration a historic moment by drawing a
line in the sand, so to speak, declaring that marriage is only
between one man and one woman.
"If the Supreme Court or any other civil institution
seeks to redefine marriage into something it cannot be, this is a
line that we cannot and will not cross," he explains to OneNewsNow.
"And we may be facing a clash of unprecedented proportions, but we
cannot idly stand by."
Staver says marriage predates religion and predates all civil
government, is part of the natural creative order, and no civil
institution has the right or authority to redefine it.
"We say unequivocally that if the Supreme Court were to issue a
decision that redefined marriage or set the foundation to redefine
marriage, that decision would be an illegitimate decision," he
The Supreme Court has no police power, but the government does -
and any redefinition of marriage, says the Marriage Solidarity
Statement, would be enforced "with the police power of the state,"
bringing about "an inevitable collision with religious freedom and
The statement concludes: "As Christians united together in
defense of marriage, we pray that this will not happen. But, make
no mistake about our resolve."
The list of signers reads like a "who's who" of
ethnically-diverse denominational, ministry, academic, and
pro-family leaders from across America.