In a letter sent to the spokesman of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Hugo Valdemar, evangelical leaders of the World Network of Family Ministries offered their unconditional support for the defense of life and the family founded upon marriage between one man and one woman.
“Since the year 2000, evangelical churches began to be aware that we should defend life from conception to natural death and that we are obliged to protect the family based on marriage between man and woman,” the letter stated.
Now, it continued, “in the Federal District we have both the legalization of abortion and gay marriage, in addition to homosexual adoption. This makes us more conscious that we must continue in the battle against this culture of death.”
After noting that they were involved in the debates at the Mexico City Legislative Assembly, the evangelicals said, “We also fought the battle at the Supreme Court, where we met with almost all of the justices to express our point of view in support of life. All of this helped to open the public debate.”
For these reasons, they explained, “We express our solidarity and support for the bishops of the Catholic Church, who have manifested their rejection of abortion and gay marriage.”
“We must not allow the Federal District mayor,” Marcelo Ebrard, “to continue placing limits on the clergy and all Christians for expressing their points of view regarding issues of life and the family. These intolerant attitudes of the governor are only seen in authoritarian governments,” the leaders said.
“There is no question,” they added, “that in issues related to life and the family the Catholic Church and evangelicals agree, and this should make us more united.”