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There is no doubt about it. Those who believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman (conjugal marriage) have by far the best arguments. There is, however, a problem: No one is listening — not even judges.
Churches are beginning to add a stipulation in their bylaws that their ministers perform only traditional marriages on their premises, in response to the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decisions in late June.
As much as same-sex marriage proponents endeavor to paint a rosy picture of the lives of same-sex couples, they cannot change reality. And the reality is that only when we live out God's design for marriage and family can we find the wholeness, health and deep and profound joy that marriage has the potential to bestow.
Around the time the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the same-sex marriage issue, news reports had more quotes from supporters than opponents. By a 5-to-1 margin, stories with statements supporting legalization outweighed those dominated by opponents' views.
A new report by the Pew Research Center found that U.S. media largely focused on publishing stories with more supportive views of same-sex marriage than the opposing position between the period of March 18 to May 12.