Yahoo!News has a great article entitled: “How gay marriage’s fate was sealed more than 50 years ago”. One poignant quote:
Permitting gay marriage will not lead Americans to stop thinking of marriage as a conjugal union. Quite the reverse: Gay marriage has come to be widely accepted because our society stopped thinking of marriage as a conjugal union decades ago.
I’ve been saying for awhile now that when it comes to gay “marriage”, its like people are walking through the ruins of a bombed city and freaking out that some kids are tossing stones as some windows.
The damage is done. The conjugal understanding of marriage is counter-cultural and is already not protected by civil law. We need to focus positively on affirming the traditional understanding of marriage (aside from the limited definition of “a union between a man and woman.”) So long as we keep talking about homosexual marriage, it makes it turns the issue into an attack on a group of people. It makes us look like we’re just trying to coerce people into following Christian ideals. Speaking the Truth in love also requires faith. So long as we’re panicking, we’re likely to rationalize some very foolish approaches that actually hurt our causes more than help them.