speaking for traditional marriage
Stacy Swimp, one of the 50+ ministers who held a press conference yesterday in Detroit championing the cause of traditional marriage, receives a threatening voice mail. Stacy says he and the other ministers shall not intimidated.
The pastors brought their collective voices in support of traditional marriage between one man and one woman as a federal bench trial, DeBoer vs. Snyder, is set to begin in Detroit on February 25, 2014, that will debate the 2004 marriage amendment as well as the state’s adoption law.
“We, over 100 Pastors and Christian leaders from not only Detroit, but across the State of Michigan want to send a message that there are yet still pastors in city and State – in truth, the overwhelming majority of pastors -- who stand by both our Michigan Constitution and our Judeo Christian values,” said Pastor Lennell Caldwell, First Baptist World Changers. “We believe that marriage between one man and one woman creates the best possible environment for the health and wellness of children. While we agree that every American has a right to choose to live as he or she wants, no one is entitled to redefine marriage.”
Starting today, Judge Bernard Friedman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan began to preside over DeBoer vs. Snyder, a lawsuit that will address both the 2004 voter approved amendment to the Michigan Constitution that defines marriage between one man and one woman as well as the state adoption law. News media have indicated the trial is expected to last at least eight days.