Well the North Carolingians voted yesterday to further ban something that was already illegal under NC state law. I guess I’ll never understand US politics. The blogosphere has lit up with some great posts and some emotional comments in reaction. Rachel Held Evans is typically incisive with hers http://rachelheldevans.com/win-culture-war-lose-generation-amendment-one-north-carolina, in which she laments the damage done in waging cultural war on these issues. She particularly highlights the generational gap in attitudes on the issue. It leads me to think that even if the conservatives are in some theological or moral way “right” on the issue, they have already lost the debate by the way they have used dominating power over their opponents and used such a bullying (and un-Christlike) tone.
Brian Le Port gets it right on Near Emmaus with his three questions that seek to separate the ethical, hermeneutical and political elements of the debate.
http://nearemmaus.com/2012/05/09/christians-homosexuality-and-the-president-of-the-united-states, I like his take on it and have joined in with some thinking about the primacy of the political when it comes to an issue such as Amendment One, even though Christians may have need for a different answer on the ethical and hermeneutical aspects when it comes to issues such as personal conduct or local Church polity.