Dr. Richard Land

ERLC Calls for Week of Prayer in Preparation for U.S. Supreme Court Hearings on Same-Sex Marriage

March 21, 2013

​The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention President Dr. Richard Land and Vice President of Public Policy and Research, Dr. Barrett Duke, co-wrote a prayer guide calling on all Christians to commit to a week of prayer in wake of the Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) March 26 and 27.

“We should not think that our nation will escape God’s judgment if we redefine what God has already defined,” said Land and Duke. “We are certain that the omniscient and omnipotent God is aware of our nation’s debate about marriage and that He is watching what we do. As the Supreme Court hears the arguments on this crucial issue, we ask you to join us in prayer.”

Land and Duke have created prayer guidelines for each day of the week asking Christians to read scripture, pray and ask God to be with each Supreme Court justice as they hear arguments on these issues.

To read a the full prayer guide, visit ERLC’s web site.

The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest non-Catholic denomination with more than 16.2 million members in over 44,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC’s ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn. and Washington, D.C.

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