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SCOTUS Decision: A Pastoral Letter from Our General Director

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By Jim Lyon

Comment Context: Why are you sending this, Jim?

(1) I have, in the last several days, received moving requests (heart-felt pleas, really) from Church of God pastors in the United States, asking me for some guideposts as they prepare to preach in the wake of the United States Supreme Court ruling (released 26 June 2015), asserting a constitutional right to marry for couples of the same gender (popularly dubbed “gay marriage”) in the same way couples of different gender (vernacular: “straight marriage”) have enjoyed since the nation’s founding. This Court ruling represents (or, perhaps, it might be said, acknowledges) a sea change in the social construct of our time. Continue reading

Church of God Response to SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Forthcoming

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Church of God ministers and laypeople from across the country and around the world are easing down from the life-transforming, mountain-top experience divinely granted to us at Church of God Convention 2015. Please pray for safe travel, as many are still in the air or on the road—including Church of God Ministries staff. Traveling back from the convention, we’ve not only returned to our families and friends, but this year we’ve also returned home to breaking news from the Supreme Court of the United States. Continue reading