The Dakota Conference President's Statement on the Supreme Court's Ruling Regarding Same Sex Unions
The Dakota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is saddened by the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex unions across all 50 states with no stated religious accommodations. The church’s stand is that marriage is between one man and one woman, consistent with the Genesis story in the Bible. It is not fully clear at this time how the church will be affected, but we do know that the dictates of our conscience now places us in opposition to the laws of the land.
Over the years the Seventh-day Adventist Church has fought for separation of church and state. That separation will now be tested as never before. The recent interpretation of the constitution leaves the church uncertain as to whether there will be any religious accommodation in this matter. Breaking Federal law has huge consequences.
May we all continue to seek God’s wisdom and direction in the days ahead.