The news media, the blogosphere, Facebook, and Twitter have all been buzzing the last 48 hours with Amendment One passing in North Carolina and now President Obama’s statement that he supports gay marriage.
So, I ask again, what is the role of the Christian within the same-sex debate?
Is it our responsibility, as Christians, to legislate morality?
I am a heterosexual, married Christian. I believe in the sanctity of marriage as defined biblically (i.e., one man and one woman within the context of the Jewish and subsequent Christian religions).
However, if we want to legislate morality against those we believe are “defiling” this biblical concept of marriage, should we not also then legislate against adulterers, or those claiming the word “marriage” within their Buddhist, Hindu, or Atheistic civil union?
The point, I think, for Christians to understand is that we live in a secular nation, not a theocracy, and we are never going to change a culture through legislation. We change culture through changing people, which is ultimately done through the power of God.
What do you think?