I was among those who carefully collected the autographs of those who wanted to affirm the traditional definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. But after turning in my signature sheets to the movement’s organizers, VoteOnMarriage.org , I began to consider my role in the marriage debate and the role of the Evangelical Christians in such issues in general.
God’s not a cheapskate, and his bank account has more than enough to bless those with faith in Him. He fed thousands of hungry mouths beside the Sea of Galilee with just a few loaves and fishes, and when the Apostles’ taxes came due he funded the levy with a silver coin found in the mouth of a fish. There was no creative grant writing involved, no petition to the court of King Herod. The provisioning might have been untraditional, but that’s the whole point.
I guess I believed that such a blow would only cause America to rise up, seize the opportunity, and march together to confront all those things that had distracted us for so long. Back then, I would have believed that in the 1826 days since the attack, we would have caught the world by the neck and dragged it forward as we had in 1941…. Instead of taking stock of ourselves and our world and deciding what we are going to do about it; instead of uniting and steeling ourselves for the challenge of leadership in a world beset by tumult, we act like a selfish child who has been denied a hot fudge sundae.
The rhetorical battle for moral high ground in the ‘Net Neutrality debate is reaching a fever pitch, and while the loudest voices – those who foolishly believe neutrality means unfettered access for anyone for any purpose – have marshaled their forces in fearsome array, I fear we all may be