Friday, May 11, 2012

Some Thoughts for Conservative Christians Regarding Gay Marriage

President Obama made headlines this week by reversing his opposition to gay marriage. At the same time, voters in North Carolina made that state the 31st to constitutionally ban gay marriage. Both moves prompted outrage on the right and on the left, and guaranteed that this issue will come to the fore in the presidential election this fall.

I am not a prophet, but I believe that it is inevitable that within 20 years gay marriage will be legal in most states. This prediction isn’t the result of divine inspiration (obviously!), but simple demographics. Polling shows that older Americans generally oppose gay marriage, while younger Americans support it.  So the passing of time will lead to legal recognition of gay marriage.

From a practical point, what does this mean for us as Christians?