The following commentary was written on Friday, June 26, by David Gunn, editorial director of publications for Regular Baptist Press. It is posted on the GARBC website. David's comments give MARBC churches and pastors a good foundation for Biblical discussion regarding this critically important matter.
On June 26, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage nation-wide. This was not in any way unexpected or unpredictable—a majority of Americans now publicly supports same sex marriage and SCOTUS has a long track record of legislating from the bench—but still, supporters of traditional marriage can’t help feeling as though they’ve been punched in the solar plexus. Social media is, of course, aflutter: many conservatives are posting eulogies to the late constitutional republic of America, while progressives are taking their victory laps (and, in more than a few cases, deriding the decision’s detractors). Today has been a momentous day. It will be quite some time before we even begin to feel the full effects of this Supreme Court decision, but feel them we will.