Remember, too, Wilberforce and his campaigns against slavery. He had only a handful of votes when he started, but he trusted in God. He battled year after year in the Parliament, and twenty years later, an overwhelming majority voted to end that horrible villainy.
The Senate has, I?m happy to say, scheduled debate to begin the week of July 12. Maybe there aren?t the votes there this year to pass a constitutional amendment, but that?s no excuse not to start the fight. We need a great national debate so we can make our case. And maybe we?ll lose this year?maybe next year we?ll lose again. But we?ll come back year after year?until we win. Like the cause of abolition, our cause is just. And if we trust in God, I believe that during the coming public debates, the public will see this as a great defining issue. And when they do, the pressure will be on recalcitrant congressmen to come our way.
I say let the debate begin. Let us engage the battle.
For further reading and information:
Joel Belz, ? Leaving out the Lord ,? WORLD,
Joel Belz, ? A totally alien mindset ,? WORLD,
Cal Thomas, ? ?Same sex? marriage in Massachusetts just the beginning ,? (
Anne E. Kornblut, ? Senate GOP speeds vote on marriage amendment ,? Boston Globe,
?Frist: Judges Forcing Gay Marriage Debate ,? Associated Press,
Alan Cooperman, ? Foes Confounded by Limited Outcry against Gay Marriage ,?
Peggy Noonan, ? Thanks from a Grateful Country ,? Wall Street Journal,
Alan Wolfe, ? The Gay Marriage Paradox ,? Beliefnet,
Associated Press, ? Gay Marriage Opponents Gear Up for Election ,? Beliefnet,
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