NBC, USA, Inc. Re-Affirms Biblical Marriage in Light of Supreme Court Ruling
President Jerry Young issues the following statement: In 2012, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.’s president, Dr. Julius Scruggs, and the Board of Directors issued the following position statement on same-sex marriage: “The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. does not dictate to its constituent churches what position to take on issues because we believe in the autonomy of the local church. However, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. affirms that marriage is a sacred Biblical covenant between a man and a woman.” The Supreme Court’s decision today does not alter nor change our Convention’s position as it relates to our commitment to what we believe to be a clear mandate, in light of Biblical theology, to the church on the institution of marriage.
Dr. Jerry Young, President
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.