At the end of their annual convention in Kentucky on Wednesday, more than 200 Baptist Church representatives approved a resolution urging Congress to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The resolution reads, "Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman." The resolution also laments that "the institution of marriage is being attacked from many directions" and that marriage "is the only context for appropriate sexual expression, according to biblical standards."
"A constitutional amendment on marriage will ensure the protection of the traditional, biblical model for marriage amid this culture of tolerance and perversion," said the Reverend Rick Reeder, who proposed the resolution's wording. Resolutions are not binding on Baptist individuals or churches.