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Today's landmark Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act appears to anticipate even greater changes down the road.

"I wasn't surprised by the content of the decisions," says Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of Southern Baptist Convention, "but what I was surprised by was the far-reaching language in the DOMA decision." The implications of this decision, he argues, will in the fullness of time, apply to all 50 states.

But does this decision have further implications for legal intimidations for dissenters with conscientious objections? Mark Mellinger talks with Russell Moore about these further implications and how Christians should consider this decision.

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[...] The Gospel Coalition’s audio interview with Russell Moore. [...]

Steve Cornell

June 29, 2013 at 07:46 PM

If you want to get a sense of the severity of the decision, read Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent

Our notion of freedom has changed in a way that actually threatens true freedom. When we embrace freedom without truth and without limits, we become dangerous to ourselves.  In our delusional escape from life under the Creator, we’ve rejected limitations and boundaries– preferring independence and autonomy over dependence and submission to authority. The fall of humanity was a rejection of limits and a bid for self-rule disguised as freedom (Genesis 3:1-6).

“In our limitless selfishness, we have tried to define ‘freedom’ as an escape from all restraint.” (Ken Myers, Mars Hill).

[...] Russell Moore on the Supreme Court Decision on DOMA  (Audio clip and commentary.  This is much more serious than most people think and the church needs to reconfigure how they support a marriage culture in the church.) Is it Time for Churches to Get Out of the Marriage Business Altogether?  (Thinking Christianly—older post from 2008 with some thought provoking points.) Gay Marriage: What the Church and the People of God Need to Do Now  (What they should have been doing all along.) The Insanity of What the Supreme Court  has Unleashed is Only Starting.  (The beginning of the end of logic, marriage and culture.) How Should You Explain Same Sex Marriage to Your Children?  (If you think you can avoid this you are living on another planet.) Rate this:Have a Friend Who Would Like This?StumbleUponRedditFacebookLinkedInPocketPinterestGoogle +1TwitterTumblrDiggEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged Defense of Marriage Act, Fitness, Marriage, OMG?, Russell Moore, Same Sex marriage, SCOTUS, Supreme Court Ruling, Texting. Bookmark the permalink. [...]

Chris Stewart

June 27, 2013 at 10:40 AM

We all need to face this as it is coming to our churches, and what and how we answer needs to be in a godly yes you are welcome in our churches as should be anyone else but until sin is dealt with no membership.

[...] (and still reading) I point you to two different links as you think about this issue.  One is Russell Moore on the Supreme Court decision.  It is his interview with The Gospel Coalition just hours after the decision today. [...]


June 27, 2013 at 08:58 PM

Russell Moore makes some excellent points in this interview, but regrettably, he states "there is no gay agenda" during the interview. But for this misstatement, I agree with every other point he makes.

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[...] is over at Christianity Today from Dr. Russell Moore of Southern Seminary and the SBC (TGC also interviewed Moore) : But what has changed for us, for our churches, and our witness to the [...]


June 26, 2013 at 04:43 PM

Dr. Moore gives me hope for the future of the SBC. His ability to articulate biblical truth in a God honoring and loving way to a lost world that desperately needs to hear it is what our denomination has lacked for many years. We all need to speak the truth in love without compromising who we are in Christ, and without compromising God's Word. I thank God for Russell Moore, and the many other God honoring well articulated men who are becoming the face of not only the SBC, but also evangelicalism.

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July 2, 2013 at 10:42 AM

[...] Russell Moore on the Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision: Good thoughts (from audio of an interview) from one of my favorite professors from seminary [...]

[...] If you are interested to listen to what Russell Moore shares about some of the implications, but more importantly some of the practical ways we live in the midst of this decision. Go HERE! [...]

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July 1, 2013 at 04:27 PM

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