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The High Impact Leadership Coalition, led by Bishop Harry Jackson, Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church in the Washington, D.C., will launch a national initiative focused on the preservation of traditional marriage, as well as other pro-family issues, with the Defense of Marriage Summit in Orlando next week. Local elected officials and community leaders have also committed to participate in the event to discuss state-specific social issues.
"President Obama has made it clear through numerous actions and statements that he believes the definition of marriage is 'evolving,'" said Bishop Jackson. "Yet, for those of us who stand on the unchanging truth of God's Word, there is only one definition—one man and one woman. The only successful future for America must include God's definition of marriage. For those of us of faith, we must not sit silently by as the President refuses to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)."
The Defense of Marriage Summit will include a day of events, beginning with a private strategy session for Florida pastors, community leaders and elected officials. A pre-event rally will begin at 5 p.m. featuring Christian entertainer Minister Judy Jacobs, followed by the main portion of the program at 6 p.m. at the Church on the Living on the Edge in Longwood, Fla.
Other speakers for the 6 p.m. event include:
The Church on the Living Edge is located at 555 Markham Woods Rd. Longwood, Fla., 32779. The event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required at www.thetruthinblackandwhite.com.
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