St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay claims to that four same-sex couples got “married” in his offices Wednesday in clear violation of the will of the people of Missouri and in violation of the Misssouri Constitution which was amended by voters 71% to 29% in 2004 to define marrage as being between a man and a woman.
“We are disappointed that the mayor of one of the state’s major cities would show such disregard for the rule of law and put a governmental stamp of approval for a behavior that God says is wrong,” said Don Hinkle, Pathway editor and director of public policy for the Missouri Baptist Convention. “No court can overrule that fact. God loves sinners and calls all to repentence and faith in Jesus Christ.”
KMBC television in Kansas City sought reaction, including a comment from Missouri Baptist Convention lead counsel Michael Whitehead, who says supporters of same-sex marriages are just ducking into the courts to avoid losing another vote.
The Pathway will have more on the St. Louis ceremonies in next week’s edition.