Today’s post is by a guest blogger, W. Todd Weedman. He’s writing to fellow conservative Christians about why it’s our own fault that gay marriage will be legalized. You can contact him at w.todd.weedman [at] gmail [dot] com.
Do not be misled. It really is our own fault.
Yesterday’s announcement that President Obama has officially changed his position (1) on the definition of marriage really is a milestone for the cause of the LGBT movement. Though the decision itself is a “personal decision” for the president and therefore does not change anything legally, it does seem to change something about the argument. This is the first time that a sitting president has expressed such a position, and that grants a new level of authority to the cause of gay marriage.
As the states gradually continue to assent to the legalization of gay marriage, it is going to be very easy for the church to point the finger of blame at the politicians, but ultimately this perversion of the institution of marriage is on our heads.