Florida Baptists to consider 'gay marriage' ban at JAX meeting
By JONI B. HANNIGAN
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Green, pastor, First Baptist Church, Brandon, said messengers are expected to vote on a resolution or a motion calling for a “state marriage amendment” to be placed on the ballot, based on the biblical definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, according to a Nov. 6 article in The Florida Times-Union.
Voters in 11 states Nov. 2 approved measures banning “same-sex marriage.”
“We're going to begin some type of process of saying we want to see a state marriage amendment similar to what was passed in other states this election,” Green told the Times-Union.
The article also details an April statewide poll the newspaper conducted that found 54 percent favored and 40 percent of 600 registered voters polled opposed a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
A projected 4,000 messengers to the annual meeting will gather at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.
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