In response to:

“Gay Sin” Survey Reveals We’re Playing God on Moral Questions

Dat1guy Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 5:58 PM
David, You are right, their private and personal acts do not harm me. However, their re-definination of marriage violates something sacred to me. Violation, by every definition I can find, is injury. Call it something else, do not pollute something sacred to me.
David3036 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 4:56 AM
Then you are free to have your very own definition of marriage, and nobody will take issue with that. Neither you nor your church need to recognize any marriage you don't like, whether it's a same-sex marriage, a marriage between divorced people, a common-law marriage or any other.

But the legal definition of marriage is another matter, and it determines who gets to benefit from Social Security rules, immigration law, military benefits for spouses, inheritance provisions, etc. The Supreme Court will decide on that very soon, but it won't have any effect on you either way.

I’m always on the hunt for positive news, there being such consistent media focus on the bad stuff. Most days, headlines essentially read, “Handbasket full; hell in sight.”

So a recent headline caught my eye because of its positive tone: “Survey: Big drop in those who say being gay’s a sin.” According to Lifeway Research, a division of Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, significantly fewer Americans defined homosexual behavior as sinful in 2012 than in 2011.

As reported at

“A November 2012 survey of adults in the United States found 37 percent affirm a belief that homosexual...