God Defined Marriage

June 26, 2015 ...

While commentators, politicians and judges may revise their understanding of marriage in response to shifting societal trends, followers of Jesus should embrace his clear vision of marriage found in Matthew 19:4-6: “Haven’t you read,” Jesus replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his …

Supreme Court Redefines Marriage

June 26, 2015 ...

“At the beginning of the Bible, God defined marriage. In the New Testament, Jesus described marriage. Neither asked the Supreme Court for a new definition or description,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. The NAE today released a statement about marriage in light of the court’s redefinition, which says in part: Nothing in the Supreme Court’s …

Supreme Court Hears Historic Marriage Case

April 23, 2015 ...

“Human history in every culture has defined marriage as the enduring and intimate relationship of a man and a woman,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “This definition has established the primary expression of a family. It is worthy of protection.” The NAE joined an amici brief with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Church …

NAE Affirms World Relief’s Marriage Policy

March 26, 2014 ...

Established as the humanitarian arm of the National Associations of Evangelicals in 1944, World Relief mobilizes local churches to serve the most vulnerable worldwide through core strategies such as economic development, community health, disaster relief, and refugee resettlement. World Relief is committed to the principles of the Christian faith as expressed in the Bible, including …

High Court Rules on Marriage

June 26, 2013 ...

“The Supreme Court had the opportunity to uphold both marriage and democracy, and it did neither,” said Galen Carey, Vice President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “The Supreme Court also did not unilaterally create a new right to redefine marriage. Instead the Court has allowed the conversation on marriage to continue.” The NAE …

Children and Families

December 21, 2012 ...

Shortly thereafter, I accepted an invitation from the Obama administration to attend a symposium on fatherlessness. My worldview may be different from President Obama’s, but we were both raised without a father, and we both see the rising rate of fatherless homes as a sad cultural epidemic. Two presidents — agreeing that fathers need to …

Open Letter on Marriage

December 7, 2012 ...

Dear Friends, Marriage is the permanent and faithful union of one man and one woman. As such, marriage is the natural basis of the family. Marriage is an institution fundamental to the well-being of all of society, not just religious communities. As religious leaders across different faith communities, we join together and affirm our shared …

Chick-fil-A Clashes Threaten Religious Freedom

July 30, 2012 ...

“Individuals have the right to decide whether or not to ‘eat mor chikin.’ But no government leader should restrict a business or organization from expanding to their district based on the personal or political views of the owners,” said NAE President Leith Anderson. “Such evident discrimination and attempts to marginalize those with religious values have …

Threats to Marriage

July 1, 2012 ...

“When God created Adam and Eve he said that his creation was very good. That included their marriage. Sadly, God’s gift of marriage is being undermined by too many bad choices by American couples,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals. Evangelical leaders were asked to select what they see as the …