Austin Stone to host event on “The Gospel and Same-sex Marriage”

Speakers include Russell Moore, Matt Carter, Rosaria Butterfield, Jim Richards, others

AUSTIN—The Supreme Court of the United States is expected to render its judgment regarding same-sex marriage sometime in June. In anticipation of that verdict, which many believe will legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention are co-sponsoring an event in the capital of Texas to discuss how churches can address the decision.

The Austin Stone Community Church will host the event, titled “The Gospel and Same-sex Marriage: Equipping the Church for a Post-Marriage Culture,” at their St. John campus (500 E. St. Johns Ave., Austin, TX 78752) on July 29 from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Speakers for the evening include Austin Stone pastor Matt Carter, ERLC President Russell Moore, SBTC President Jim Richards and former tenured Professor of English at Syracuse University Rosaria Butterfield. More speakers are expected to be announced soon.

“This is a critical issue facing the church, and it’s not going away anytime soon,” Carter told the TEXAN. “I couldn’t be more excited to host the ERLC at the Austin Stone and learn from such an informed and passionate group of people.”

The event will be live-streamed online at

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