Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will host the Marriage Amendment Forum on March 28, 2012, beginning at 10:00 AM, in Binkley Chapel.
The Forum will address whether it is biblical and proper for Christians to seek to amend a state constitution in order to protect the institution of marriage. The Forum will also highlight arguments in favor of "traditional" marriage as well as consider and rebut the most common arguments given in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The main speaker will focus on the appropriateness of Christian involvement in the political sphere, and the panel will look more closely at the arguments for and against the marriage amendment.
Dr. Richard Land, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty commission of the Southern Baptist Convention will be the speaker of the Marriage Amendment Forum. The Forum will also host panelists concerning the issues. This panel includes: Dr. Mark Harris, President of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and Senior Pastor of FBC-Charlotte, NC; Paul “Skip” Stam, Majority Leader of the North Carolina House of Representative; Dr. Kenyn Cureton, Vice President for Church Ministries at The Family Research Council; Jim Jacumin, Former State Senator of the State of North Carolina; Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director of North Carolina Values Coalition; Tim Wilkins, Executive Director of Cross Ministries; and Dr. Daniel Heimbach, Senior Professor of Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The mission of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). Southeastern is an institution of higher learning and a Cooperate Program ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention.