Do you remember the good ‘ole days? Those heady days in the summer of 2015? The Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell vs. Hodges that states had to recognize same sex marriage. If you’re interested, you can read the majority opinion here: Obergefell vs. Hodges Opinion
Remember where you were on September 8, 2015 when Mike Huckabee emerged from a Kentucky jail raising the hand of Kim Davis who had been jailed for refusing to sign a marriage liscense for a gay couple? Do you remember the times? We were all young and carefree, but the times, they are a changin’.
We have a new president who says he’s fine with gay marriage being legal: Donald Trump gay marriage story
This begs three questions: What happened? Have we given up the fight on same sex marriage? Should we give up the fight on same sex marriage?
1). What happened–We, and by we I mean social conservatives, put considerable resources behind the fight against gay marriage. Social conservatives were responsible for the passage of marriage protection amendments in many states. What do we have now? We have some of the same leaders who led the fight against gay marriage parading around with a candidate who’s “fine with the legalization of gay marriage”. There were 18 candidates to choose from, and we couldn’t do any better in this issue. Did we just choose to look away from an issue we were fighting so hard against just a year and a half ago?
2. Have we given up the fight against gay marriage: The actions of these leaders seem to indicate that social conservatives have given up the fight on this issue.
3. Should we give up the fight against same sex marriage: This answer might surprise, but I tend to think we should give up. The statistics show that my generation, the milenials, are far less insterested than past generations in legislating morality. The fight has lost all its steam, and we’ve lost any kind of leverage or Biblical high ground we had. When our leaders enthusiastically support a president who has no problem with gay marriage, we can longer complain when the homosexual political agenda is forced on us. We helped elect a President who will not offer any support in this fight. There were even some of our leaders who prayed at his inauguration, and made remarks about rain being a symbol of blessing on the Trump administration.
This post is not meant to be a polemic against homosexuals. I have always thought evangelicals had much bigger fish to fry than fighting against same sex marriage, but I do have a problem with evangelical leaders who seem to have sold out their position just to have someone who can barely quote scripture in the Oval Office. I hope we don’t look back in 4 to 8 years and ask “was it all worth it?”
What do you guys think about this sudden turnaround? Have we given up? Should we have given up sooner than we did?