Churches Nationwide to Simulcast 'Battle for Marriage' Program

( [email protected] ) May 18, 2004 06:59 PM EDT

Pro-family Christian leaders will educate churches nationwide how they should to respond to the ramifications of same-sex marriages during the “Battle for Marriage,” a 90-minute live simulcast that will be broadcasted via satellite and the Internet on May 23. The program follows timely concerns among the Christian community after the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts on May 17.

Already, churches and host sites in across the nation, including California, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania and Washington have signed up for the simulcast available through Church Communication Network, a church programming broadcaster.

Scheduled speakers are: Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries; Tony Perkins, president, Family Research Council; James Dobson, founder and president, Focus on the Family; Wellington Boone, president, Boone Institute for Leadership Development and ProVision Publishing; and Ted Haggard, president, National Association of Evangelicals.

The broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. EST with Haggard opening the discussion. Colson will be participating in the program via video.

Churches need to register before being able to broadcast the program which carries a fee. To register for the simulcast via satellite, call 800-321-6781 or visit To register for the simulcast via the Internet webcast, visit Videos cassettes and DVDs of the simulcast will be available at the same website.