By Phillip Bethancourt, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
If we could rewind the clock to 1973, would the outcome of Roe v. Wade have changed if churches fully embraced the sanctity of life and rallied together to pray for its protection? It is impossible to know.
But what we do know is that our nation may be facing the Roe v. Wade of marriage as the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on several same-sex marriage cases on April 28. The question that confronts us now is whether evangelical churches will fully embrace the sanctity of biblical marriage and rally together to pray for its protection.
“Isn’t it pointless to pray?” some will ask. After all, cultural momentum seems like an unstoppable train headed down the track toward same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision in the Windsor case a couple of years ago seems to set the framework for a Roe v. Wade-type decision on marriage. And frankly, marriage in America, they’ll say, is already in shambles amid the wreckage of the sexual revolution and no-fault divorce. Is it really worth the fight?