CTS Faculty Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on Defense of Marriage

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled to allow federal benefits for legally married homosexual couples and paved the way for allowing same-sex marriages in California by ruling that Proposition 8, the 2008 California initiative that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. How should Christians respond to this issue? Dr. Peter Scaer, associate professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., offers a response, which can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/ResponseToMarriageJune2013.

“In the face of opposition and ignorance, we are bound to confess the truth of marriage. And we must do so in charity and love,” says Dr. Scaer. “Admittedly the task is formidable. Our people are being bombarded daily with lies. Many, even Christians, have never heard the truth of God’s good gift of marriage. So, we will speak the truth and as we speak the truth, we will proclaim the Gospel, the good news of salvation.”

Because the Christian community will continue to face issues that are contrary to the teachings of Christ and His message of salvation, the CTS mission to form servants in Jesus Christ who teach the faithful, reach the lost and care for all is more crucial than ever. We thank you for your continued prayers and support for the work we accomplish together at CTS.