Thousands March to Defend Biblical Defintion of Marriage
16 September 2006: Thousands of Christians in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth marched under the banner of the Marriage Alliance in support of the Biblical definition of marriage - as being between one man and one woman, for life. The Marriage Alliance is made up of about 100 churches and denominations, representing over 20 million Christians in South Africa .
The march was in response to the recently tabled Civil Unions Bill which would redefine marriage to include same-sex couples, as well as domestic partnerships.
The name of Jesus was lifted up in the streets as thousands sang God’s praises in unison and carried banners with Scripture verses.
In Cape Town , over 2, 000 Christians marched to Parliament. A memorandum was handed to Mr Patrick Chauke, Chairperson of the Home Affairs Portfolio Committee, urging him not to ignore the pleas of thousands of Christians across South Africa, who do not want marriage to be redefined. Pastors from different denominations led the march participants in prayer for the members of Parliament and for South Africa .
Public hearings are being held over the next 2 months in each of the nine provinces. At these hearings, Christians will have the opportunity to voice their support for a Constitutional Amendment that would protect the Biblical definition of marriage.
Other marches are to follow in Pietermaritzburg, Pretoria and Polokwane, timed to concur with the public hearings to be held in those cities.
Five years ago, Africa Christian Action warned that the Gay Agenda was to work towards "homosexual marriage" as was documented in the landmark book: The Pink Agenda. At the time, the gay community denied that this was their plan. In response, they demanded that our book be banned. Now what we have warned about has been vindicated.