The New Jersey Senate is expected to vote today on a bill to legalize gay marriage. Proponents want the bill passed quickly because Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine has said he’d sign it before leaving office. Republican Gov.-elect Chris Christie, who takes office Jan. 19, has said he’d veto it. Gay marriage is recognized in Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and Iowa. It becomes legal Jan. 1 in New Hampshire.
Nationally respected Baptist leader Dr. Robert Jeffress has been an outspoken defender of traditional marriage on networks such as CNN, CBS and Fox.
Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas. He came to First Dallas in 2007 from First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas.
He received Vision America’s “Daniel Award” for leading a movement to remove two children’s books that promoted the gay lifestyle from the public library in Wichita Falls. His actions garnered attention from media outlets such as The New York Times, the Associated Press, NBC television, ABC radio, Rush Limbaugh and PBS.
In November 2008, Dr. Jeffress preached a sermon, "Why Gay Is Not OK," as part of a "Politically Incorrect" series about seven of the most controversial beliefs that Christians can articulate in today’s culture.
Dr. Jeffress hosts a television and radio program, “Pathway to Victory,” which airs on more than 1,200 stations around the world. He regularly appears on major mainstream media outlets, including “Fox and Friends,” “The O’Reilly Factor” and CBS’ “The Early Show.” He has written 17 books.