After months of vows about civil disobedience, a coalition of over 100 evangelicals organized by the Southern Baptist Convention have signed onto a statement that discourages “outrage and panic” about the Supreme Court ruling on marriage. An excerpt:
The gospel of Jesus Christ determines the shape and tone of our ministry. Christian theology considers its teachings about marriage both timeless and unchanging, and therefore we must stand firm in this belief. Outrage and panic are not the responses of those confident in the promises of a reigning Christ Jesus. While we believe the Supreme Court has erred in its ruling, we pledge to stand steadfastly, faithfully witnessing to the biblical teaching that marriage is the chief cornerstone of society, designed to unite men, women, and children. We promise to proclaim and live this truth at all costs, with convictions that are communicated with kindness and love.
Among the signatories are Manhattan Declaration head Eric Teetsel, Focus On The Family president Jim Daly, and SBC president Ronnie Floyd.