Everything Has Changed and Nothing Has Changed

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 But posting anyway:


As recently as 1990, about seven in eight Americans said sexual relations between adults of the same gender were wrong. In 2004, less than a third supported same-sex marriage, and only one state, Massachusetts, allowed it. Voters in more than two dozen states approved constitutional bans during the first decade of the 2000s. In 2008, the presidential nominees of both major parties publicly opposed gay marriage.

Then the scales tipped. In Maine, 53% voted to reject same-sex marriage in 2009; just three years later, 53% of Mainers voted to legalize it.

This month, a strong national majority was ready to support the high court’s 5-4 ruling on Friday.

By comparison, it took 30 years after the Supreme Court struck down anti-miscegenation laws for a majority of Americans to approve of marriage between blacks and whites. Decades of national debate over abortion rights have failed to narrow deep divisions. “It is a unique phenomenon, that change of this magnitude has occurred so quickly on an issue like this,” said Bill McInturff, a Republican pollster who helps conduct Wall Street Journal/NBC News surveys.

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Anchoring in God’s Word: Thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

In a historic, Romans 1-esque move today, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the 14th Amendment requires all 50 states to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples and recognize those marriages performed in other states.

Among professing Christendom, there has been everything from shock, outrage, fear, and indifference. Whatever our response, surprise must not be one of them and anchoring in God’s word must be all of them. In addition to what the Cripplegate has previously said onthis issue, here are a few things for us to keep in mind in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling: ...