Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest will host the Marriage Amendment Forum March 28 beginning at 10 a.m. in Binkley Chapel.
The forum will address whether it is biblical and proper for Christians to seek to amend a state constitution in order to protect the institution of marriage. The forum will also highlight arguments in favor of "traditional" marriage as well as consider and rebut the most common arguments given in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The main speaker will focus on the appropriateness of Christian involvement in the political sphere, and the panel will look more closely at the arguments for and against the marriage amendment.
Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be the speaker. Panelists include: Mark Harris, president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte; Paul "Skip" Stam, majority leader of the N.C. House of Representatives; Kenyn Cureton, vice president for church ministries at The Family Research Council; Jim Jacumin, former N.C. senator; Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of North Carolina Values Coalition; Tim Wilkins, executive director of Cross Ministries; and Daniel Heimback, senior professor of Christian ethics at Southeastern.
Contact Kenneth Bonnett, director of communications, at (919) 761-2273 or [email protected].