The Supreme Court of the United States ruled today in favor of making marriage equality, particularly for same sex couples, the law of the land. For many individuals, this decision gives great cause for celebration. For others, it raises feelings of anger, frustration…and fear. The Church should be a champion for equality under the law, whether we agree with the law or not. This does not have to be seen as a compromise of orthodoxy, tradition, or scripture, for the Church and Empire have seen things differently for some time.
How the Church responds and reacts to this decision matters, on whichever side of the issue one may be and I believe the only reasonable way for the Church to respond is with love and grace. May it be so.