Stand Against Same Sex Marriage

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(Los Angeles, CA – May 11, 2012) The recent proclamation by the President of the United States regarding his support for same-sex marriage has divided many from all walks of life and political persuasions.  Also, included are those in the religious community and particularly those of the Christian faith.

As presiding prelate of the Christ Holy Sanctified Church of America, Inc., and on behalf of the Board of Presbytery, pastors, and congregants of the Christ Holy Sanctified Church, I, Bishop Craig Brown, Presiding Prelate of the Christ Holy Sanctified Church of America, Inc., hereby affirm the following:

The institution of marriage is between one man and one woman as established by God according to Genesis 2:24.  God created male and female (man and woman) for the enjoyment and pleasure of each other in marriage.  According to Hebrews 13:4, “Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled.”  That is, the union of marriage, from the earliest recordings of civilizations and cultures, has always been between a “man and a woman” (male and female).  Therefore, despite new-age thought or personal opinions from those who are regarded in high esteem, we, the Christ Holy Sanctified Church, yet maintain our position that marriage is reserved for those of the opposite sex (man and woman – male and female) as ordained by God and written in His Word.

As people of God, we pray for our leaders and our government; even when some of their religious views and values are flawed.  We also proclaim that we love everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or other vices that have a stronghold on their life because God, ”…is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9).

Therefore, let it be known that the Christ Holy Sanctified Church does not condone same-sex marriages and is opposed to any laws or ordinances allowing such unions and stands unashamedly firm – not wavering – regarding this matter and disavows any of its clergy in performing same-sex marriages.


Christ Holy Sanctified Church of America, Inc.

P.O. Box 201977, Arlington, TX 76006 / 4859 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056 – 323.758.0170