I posted a few days on the fear mongering and voter intimidation behind www.whosigned.org. A refreshing response came from the Seattle Times who unlike the President have “long supported full same-sex marriage”. Despite that, a recent editorial from the paper collectively condemned whosigned.org as hoping to “make signers afraid that some zealot will look up their name and address, knock on their door and confront them about why they signed.” The editorial goes on to call this move by homosexual supporters to “out” their political opponents an ironic move and “especially obnoxious in this state, where citizens are private in their politics, and register to vote without publicly declaring a political affiliation.”
Meanwhile, the Family Policy Institute of Washington and others are collecting signatures for Referendum 71. If they get 120,000 signatures before the July deadline, Senate bill SB 5688 will come to a democratic statewide vote where homosexual marriage issues are always, thus far, defeated. It seems that only when legislators act contrary to the will of the people, as concretely expressed by the ballot, does gay marriage move forward.
While I’m opposed to gay marriage and all the other perversions that will follow it, it must be said that the only way to have a sane view of marriage is to exult in your own. The church has understood marriage as a common ordinance, given to all people whether they thank their trinitarian creator or not. This is well and good and the government ought to protect marriage for everyone. But Christians should know that judgment begins at the household of God, and so long as husbands refuse to rejoice with the wife of their youth and cultivate homes where their kids see homosexuality for what it is–boring sameness birthed from father-hunger and other issues–we will continue to have more of the same. No legislation will change the stupor the church has fallen into. We ought at least to be thankful the honest report card.