Dr. Dwight McKissic of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, is one of the men who participated in the National Baptist Fellowship of Concerned Pastors Press Conference, which you can view in its entirety here.
Selected quotes from Dr. McKissic:
“The question we are facing in the Baptist church today is whether or not God sanctions same-sex marriage. Concerning the question of same-sex marriage, God has spoken and he didn’t stutter and humans cannot redefine what God has eternally assigned. Man cannot redefine a week into three or four days because God has defined a week as seven days. Neither can man redefine a marriage consisting of two people of the same sex because God defined a marriage in His Word as a union between one man and one woman.
“Satan has strategically and successfully sought to secure sanctioning for same-sex marriage in every sector of society, including our spiritual houses of worship. The battle over same-sex marriage in America is a matter of spiritual warfare. Spiritual warfare is a conflict between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness. For reasons only known in the heavenly realms, American Baptist College has been chosen, I believe by Satan, as ground zero for this battle over same-sex marriage in the Baptist church.
“The church of the living God, the moral guardian of society, and pillar and ground of truth, is the last holdout in American society steadfastly opposed to same-sex marriage. Satan has decided if he can get the American Baptist College and the National Baptist Convention to succumb to same-sex marriage, he can get every other denomination to fall like a stack of dominoes. But in the words of the ole Nergo spiritual, ‘just like a tree planted by the rivers of waters, I shall not be moved.’ Therefore, we have no choice but to fight for the sanctity of marriage as being between one man and one woman as God has set it up from the beginning.
“It was nothing short of a declaration of war against the Baptist church and the church of the living God for Dr. Forrest Harris to invite an unrepentant lesbian bishop to lead worship and preach to Baptist College students on a campus that was once dedicated to leading and advancing the kingdom of God. The Apostle Paul once said, ‘That God is not the author of confusion.’ Who then is responsible for the confusion surrounding the lesbian bishop preaching at American Baptist College? Jesus said that the kingdom of God has suffered violence from the days of John the Baptist until now, but the violent must take it by force. It is way past time for the church to simply be a cruise ship, it is time in the life of the church, once again, that we become a battleship.”