One Year After SCOTUS Marriage Ruling, Minister Will Only
Marry Godly Couples That Commit to Biblical Definition of
Marriage in All Respects
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A new Gallup survey estimates that 123,000 same-sex couples have been married since the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized homosexual marriage in America one year ago.
Activists and same-sex marriage proponents may celebrate these numbers, but author and religion/culture expert Dr. Alex McFarland (www.AlexMcFarland.com) says same-sex marriage may be the law of the land, but it will never be legal in the eyes of God.
“According to God, the SCOTUS marriage decision from a year ago has been overruled,” McFarland said. “God has the ultimate veto power. As an evangelist, I don’t want any of those 123,000 couples to be surprised by this fact. All same-sex couples should realize that what they’ve entered into will never be recognized by God. As an evangelist, I want to tell every person that they should turn to God now and be saved. Don’t leave this world and find out that God had veto power all along.”
The same Gallup poll, reported CBS News, estimates about 491,000 current same-sex marriages in the U.S., up from roughly 368,000 a year ago. Gallup also approximates that 3.9 percent of U.S. adults are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Of these, 9.6 percent report being married to a same-sex spouse, up from 7.9 percent before the court decision on June 26, 2015.
McFarland added that, with summer and the wedding season in full swing, he will marry couples—but only godly couples who commit to the biblical definition of marriage in all respects.
“Marriage that is biblical, one man and one woman, representing the symbolism of Christ (the bridegroom) and the Church (the bride)—these are the covenant marriages for which I am willing to perform ceremonies,” McFarland said. “Let it be publicly known that I will refuse to perform all other weddings, including those who wish to engage in marriages between homosexuals or transgender individuals and couples. My faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, prevents me from doing otherwise. This is ultimate love; I will tell people the truth, not the lies that the culture demands they hear.”
McFarland recently released his newest book, “Stand Strong America.” Co-authored with evangelist and apologist Jason Jimenez—McFarland’s co-host of the “Viral Truth” television program, which airs on the National Religious Broadcasters network—“Stand Strong America” addresses the idea that Americans are weary of the poor character and decisions of their leaders, including laws that may not coincide with their faith.
“Stand Strong America: Courage, Freedom and Hope for Tomorrow” provides Americans real answers and courage to stand strong in the midst of uncertainty and fear—offering a vision of hope that reignites the fervor and courageous faith that existed when the republic of America was created. Jimenez and McFarland chart the amazing story of how America became the greatest nation on earth and what Americans must do to regain that greatness. Readers will be encouraged and empowered by this clear and invigorating message that will challenge them to love God, cherish freedom, pray for a better tomorrow, make a difference and stand strong no matter the cost.
“Stand Strong America” is available at AlexMcFarland.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble or Christianbook.com.
In addition, McFarland recently launched the “2016 Malaise Index,” which will gauge Americans’ views on the culture as a whole, as well as their outlook on society, whether positive or negative.
McFarland interacts yearly with about 20,000 young people and is the author of the new book, “The God You Thought You Knew: Exposing the 10 Biggest Myths About Christianity,” in which he dispels the myths and untruths about Christianity and replaces that with the truth of who God really is.
He is the author of numerous other books, including “10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” “10 Answers for Skeptics” and the “Stand” series of devotions for teens. McFarland is also an expert in the field of apologetics—the practice of defending the Christian faith in a world where faith in Christ is plummeting at alarming rates.
McFarland has spent years working with young people and takes their questions to heart. He has preached in more than 1,300 churches and has been featured at conferences such as the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family’s “Big Dig” and California’s “Spirit West Coast,” sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell and others. He also serves as Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University (www.ngu.edu) in Greenville, S.C.
Part evangelist, part apologist, part educator and part broadcaster, McFarland focuses on communicating the message of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. He co-hosts the daily, live radio program “Exploring the Word” on American Family Radio’s Talk Network, heard on approximately 140 stations across the country, and the weekly television show “Viral Truth,” airing on the National Religious Broadcasters Network, which he co-hosts with Jason Jimenez.
For more information on Dr. Alex McFarland, visit www.AlexMcFarland.com or follow him on Facebook or on Twitter @AlexMcFarland.
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