Doanld Sensing says that the war for marriage has already been lost and that this present battle over "gay marriage" is a result rather than a cause. He's right.
At the end of the post he promises to give some "next steps" for traditionalists, and although I can't anticipate what he'll say I have some ideas of my own.
My basic premise is that this world in its present form is passing away. I personally don't think there's any evidence to suggest that marriage (or society as a whole) will be redeemed to godliness. In fact, society has never been godly, and it's foolish to think we can ever make it so through legislation.
So what, then, is a Christian to do? Frankly, I think all the political moralizing modern Christians are so fond of (myself included) is a perilous waste of time that distracts us from the real purpose God has put us on earth for: to go and make disciples of all nations. Just imagine the impact it would have for the cause of Christ if Christians spent half the time or half the money on their local churches than they spend on political causes.
For a Christian to spend energy lobbying against homosexual marriage is like putting a band-aid on a tumor. The problem with society isn't that we're poised to allow homosexual marriage -- that's just a symptom. The cure isn't a new set of laws, the cure is Jesus Christ.
So what should a Christian be doing? Number one, a Christian should be praying for the lost. Number two, a Christian should be making every effort to befriend and love unbelievers. Third, a Christian should be taking every opportunity to point unbelieving friends and relatives to Christ. Fourth, a Christian should be training new believers to go and do likewise.
That's pretty much it. And no, I don't even remotely maintain this standard myself.
Commenter "A" makes an excellent point: humanity always stagnates when there are no frontiers. There's plenty of room on earth for more people, but the planet is getting ideologically crowded. Yet another reason to get people into space by whatever means necessary.
Rev. Sensing comments further on the essential nature of marriage.