'Stand for Marriage Sunday' before Supreme Court case

Monday, April 20, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

The makers of an award-winning film about the erosion of American liberties are teaming up with a pro-family group to take a stand for marriage.

cross on church steepleAs the date approaches for the Supreme Court to hear arguments concerning same-sex “marriage,” Family Research Council is calling churches to participate in "Stand for Marriage Sunday" on April 26. The event will promote awareness of the Supreme Court case scheduled for April 28, which will review the cases of Christian business owners who have declined to provide their services for same-sex ceremonies.

FRC has also reached out to Echolight studios and its president, Jeff Sheets. Sheets explains that FRC wants to use Echolight's documentary One Generation Away as an engagement tool.

"Echolight Studios has produced a seven-minute call to action to the church, which Family Research Council has sent out to 53,000 churches across the country to challenge them to engage in the Stand for Marriage Sunday," he explains.

"What that means is the churches will have specific sermon series and talking points, specific elements of prayer for the Supreme Court deliberation that begins April 28, and they're showing the seven-minute call-to-action video."

Sheets says the video will create awareness using the seven case studies that they highlighted in the film One Generation Away.

"We are thrilled about partnering with Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council for this momentous occasion," Sheets says. "As pointed out so fervently in One Generation Away and pushed into the headlines daily, our religious liberties have never been more at risk. It is time we take a stand, especially with an issue as crucial as the sanctity of marriage."

Participating churches and individuals can also tweet their support using #StandforMarriage.

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