The commentary is OK, but the real meat of this article on Gay Marriage is the quote by homosexual activist Marsha Gessen. A sample:
It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist.
There are several ellipses in the extended quote. I would love to see a transcript of the whole thing. If indeed she is saying what it appears she is saying, then Gay marriage is desired not for reasons of equality, but so that they can dismantle it from the inside. Disturbing.
Of course, with no-fault divorce, rampant co-habitation, and all those wedding sermons about “love each other in order to be happy”, heterosexuals have been doing a pretty good job of dismantling marriage all on their own.
At some point, the church will have to acknowledge that whatever the state is calling these things it does, marriage is far more than two people loving each other (until something better comes along). Lutherans must wake up and recognize that if we want to have anything left to our own understanding of marriage, then we will have to reconsider how we approach such things as divorce, cohabitation, adultery, remarriage, and even the role of contraception. Our standards need to be higher than “Do whatever you want to make yourself happy now, and get forgiveness later.”