2004 – Regarding Homosexual Unions

Whereas the Holy Scriptures clearly teach that God invented the holy institution of marriage in the Garden of Eden and He thereby has the exclusive ownership of its definition; and

Whereas God has plainly revealed that marriage was designed to solve the problem of man’s “aloneness” and need of an help meet for him; (Gen 2:18) and

Whereas Jesus Christ endorsed the marriage between a man and a woman by His presence at the wedding of Cana and by His later statement that “a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder;” (Matthew 19:5, 6) and

Whereas Scripture condemns the abominable practice of effeminate behavior and “abusers of themselves with mankind”, (1 Cor 6:9) “and vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly,” (Rom 1:26, 27) and

Whereas the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force have put sufficient pressure upon the leadership in the Democratic Party to exact from them the assurance that they would block any attempt to make an amendment defining marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman; and

Whereas the State of Massachusetts has openly endorsed the marital unions of men with men and women with women; and

Whereas a lowly mayor in California has extended marriage licenses to Sodomite couples; and

Whereas our neighbors to the North in Canada have made opposition to homosexuality illegal and have forbidden such opposition to be mentioned in pulpits,

Be it therefore resolved that we, the members of the Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America meeting in Bloomington, MN, June 22-24, 2004, do hereby exalt our Lord’s standards and definitions, and on the basis of His authority condemn the wicked and iniquitous life style of same sex unions and so-called “marriages;” in that these court rulings open the door to polygamy, polyandry, incest and to overturning statutory rape; and

Be it further resolved that we encourage all those who have become enslaved to the perversion of Sodomy, that they repent, turn from their wicked ways, and flee to Jesus Christ Who offers total and complete forgiveness to all who come to Him (1 Cor 6:9-11) ; and


Furthermore, we encourage the citizenry of those states to seek impeachment proceedings against those judges complicit with those rulings and for those who performed the “marriages” to be criminally charged.