OKLAHOMA CITY—In response to today’s United State Supreme Court ruling on marriage, two Oklahoma Baptists leaders offered these statements:

Dr. Anthony L. Jordan, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Executive Director-Treasurer said, “Nothing has changed and everything has changed.  Our position on marriage remains the same because our God and His truth have not changed.  Marriage is biblically defined as the union of one man and one woman.  A Supreme Court ruling, vote of congress, or poll of the people cannot change the truth of God’s Word. The landscape of law and our culture has changed.  People of faith will face new challenges, and our religious freedom will likely come under assault. We will face those challenges with uncompromising faith and inclusive love for all.”

Dr. Hance Dilbeck, Senior Pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, who is serving as BGCO President, said, “This court ruling reflects the troubling shift we are seeing in our culture, away from the biblical view of marriage. At the same time, we recognize that the Christian view of marriage and sexuality always has been distinct, and often counter-cultural. We stand by these convictions, and we will continue to contend for our views and live them out in our churches, while showing kindness and Christ’s love to all of our neighbors.”