Wellington Boone, founder of the Fellowship of International Churches, echoed Perkins' warning about what impact alteration of the marriage definition will have on the United States.
"We are dealing with issues in this country," Boone
said, "but we may have to deal with God if we let this issue go.God is raising up the church now to be the salt and light.We're not going to be intimidated by an issue like this." Boone
challenged pastors not to be intimidated by such threats as losing their federal tax-exempt status.Christian attorneys say churches can speak out about "gay marriage" and marriage amendments without losing tax-exempt status.
"If God calls homosexuality an abomination, if He
calls it a vile affection, if He
calls it wickedness ...I can't call it inappropriate behavior," Boone
noted that 20 states already have passed constitutional marriage amendments.