Prince George's ministers make last-minute push against same-sex marriage bill



More than a dozen ministers from churches in Prince George's County were among religious leaders lobbying Maryland lawmakers in a last-ditch effort to defeat same-sex marriage legislation, which they say violates God's law.

The Prince George's pastors said they took a stand on behalf of family. "We didn't come tonight against anybody. We came for the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman," the Rev. Joel Peebles, pastor of the 19,000-member Jericho City of Praise in Landover, said Monday night in Annapolis.

He was accompanied by his wife, Yolanda, and dozens of church members as he headed for a meeting with Del. Veronica L. Turner (D-Prince George's). "We believe that this is something that is beneficial to children, so we had to bring folks here to support that," Peebles said. (WaPo)