On an "Ask Pastor John" broadcast this week, John Piper was asked whether he would marry a couple who were already living together and if so, how that would be different from marrying a homosexual couple.
Piper, a Reformed theologian and long-time preacher, said he would marry a heterosexual couple who were cohabiting (and even pregnant) only if they repented of their sin (and really meant it) and remained chaste until marriage.
"That bears a beautiful testimony of the grace of God in their lives," he said. more >>
Two gay fathers in Texas have been denied legal recognition of their twin sons, born through a surrogate mother, because same-sex marriage is not legal in the state. While the fathers are petitioning to be placed on the birth certificates, conservative group Family Research Council has argued that the case should not serve as a "back-door" for redefining marriage.
"Family Research Council supports the parental rights of anyone who is a biological parent, regardless of their marital or relationship status," Peter Sprigg, senior fellow at FRC, told The Christian Post in an email on Thursday.
"However, we believe that second-parent adoption, or joint adoption by two adults when neither is the biological parent, should be limited to parents who are legally married. In Texas, this would exclude same-sex couples." more >>
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone delivered a speech at the March for Marriage rally in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, defying calls for him not to participate from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and pro-gay groups.
During his speech, the archbishop linked traditional marriage to "truth and love."
WASHINGTON - Former United States Senator Rick Santorum has stated that supporters of traditional marriage "need to fight back" against the current momentum of the same-sex marriage legalization movement.
In an interview with The Christian Post at the Second Annual March for Marriage, Santorum stated that despite claims by some "this movement is still very much alive."
"This is a very important fight that we have on our hands to reclaim this issue of marriage for the public good that this is and we got to continue to give this message," said Santorum. more >>
WASHINGTON – Only recently out of "personal passions" have people tried to change the definition of marriage, and that is not a valid reason to change such a long-lasting institution, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told The Christian Post while at the Second Annual March for Marriage on Thursday
History has one definition for marriage, said Huckabee, who was a featured speaker at the event.
"If we look at history, history has only one real view and that is marriage is between one man and one woman," Huckabee explained. "You don't have a lot of history of any other version of marriage and when you do, it doesn't last very long." more >>
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s highest governing body voted Thursday to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages.
Presbyterian clergy can now marry gay and lesbian couples wherever same-sex marriage is legal.
The Presbyterian Lay Committee released a statement repudiating the action of the PCUSA General Assembly. more >>