Congregational Responses and Other Resources Regarding the Supreme Court Decision of June 26, 2015

Each congregation will respond to the issues of our culture uniquely.  What is found here are some of the ways that people in LCMC and others are thinking about the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate a state’s decision to define marriage as only between one man and one woman, and to therefore require every state to perform same gender marriage. 

When LCMC was formed we adopted the following as a pastoral admonition

"We affirm that God created us male and female, and that it is God's will and intention that human sexual expression and fulfillment take place only within the boundaries of marriage between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24-25; Matthew 19:4-6; and Mark 10:2-9). And, we confess as individuals and as congregations that we have not fulfilled God's will in our decisions, modeling, and teaching.” 

When congregations join LCMC, they subscribe to our statement of faith and to this pastoral admonition, as do our pastors.