When an anti gay marriage columnist writes an essay about what the U. S. will be like in 20 years, I have to read it. The essay reveals the log in the eye of those who think they are so right in opposing gay marriage.
He predicts that in 20 years, being against gay marriage appear as odd and out of place as being against interracial marriage does today. That seems like a pretty accurate prediction.
And, this is appalling to him. He and some of the commenters that followed find that the small branch of the faith that will inevitably hang onto the old view will by martyrs.
He predicts, as well, the next battleground will be what kinds of marriages pastors will be allowed to turn down.
This is all very interesting, but lacks much introspection. It seems obvious that if a comparison is to be made with acceptance of interracial marriage, one should ask if opponents of interracial marriage, then and now, were right. My guess is he would agree they were wrong.
How could it be they were (are) wrong when the basis for believing interracial marriage to be wrong is “history” itself, including the Bible? If God made the world and put people of different races on different continents, when would it then be OK with God to mix them all up?
The argument that God meant for marriage to be between a man and a woman in no stronger than that which said races were not meant to be mixed.