Moore: pope voices ‘strong’ statement on marriage | Baptist Press

Baptist PressVATICAN CITY (BP) — Southern Baptists’ lead ethicist has affirmed “a strong statement” by Pope Francis on traditional marriage during the pontiff’s opening address at the Vatican colloquium on “the complementarity of man and woman in marriage.”

“Pope Francis made clear that male/female complementarity is essential to marriage, and that this cannot be redefined by ideology or by the state,” Russell D. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told Baptist Press in written comments from the Vatican. “I am glad to hear such a strong statement on this, and on how an eclipse of marriage hurts the poor and the vulnerable.” Continue reading →

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