CRESTWOOD – The Kentucky Baptist Convention is making resources available to churches that want to protect themselves from legal liability if ever they refuse to perform or host same-sex marriages.
Written policies regarding weddings and the use of church buildings are available at http://kybaptist.org/marriage.
Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul Chitwood said preparing now could save time, trouble and legal fees later on.
“Every dime that’s spent on litigation by the church is a dime that’s not being spent to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked and to take the gospel of the Lord Jesus to Kentucky, to North America and to the ends of the earth,” Chitwood told nearly 600 people who attended a “Protecting Biblical Marriage” crowd at Crestwood Baptist Church on Thursday. “So we want to do all we can to equip our churches to be prepared to address this issue, and issues like this, long before we face legal challenges.”
Segments from that conference also are available on line. Hear Chitwood’s opening remarks at: https://vimeo.com/96240810.
Hear Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler at: https://vimeo.com/96235962.
Hear Andrew Walker, director of policy studies for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission at: https://vimeo.com/96240809.
Hear Southern Baptist Convention General Counsel Augie Boto at: https://vimeo.com/96235961.
Hear the panel discussion, which also includes KBC Associate Executive Director for Convention Relations Curtis Woods and Severns Valley Baptist Church Pastor Bill Langley, at: https://vimeo.com/96240808.
Hear closing remarks by Kentucky Baptist Convention Church Consulting and Revitalization Team Leader Steve Rice at: https://vimeo.com/96235963.