With Delaware, Gay Marriage Now Legal in 11 States; Five More Likely to Follow
With Delaware legalizing gay marriage yesterday, the total number of states to now legally recognize such unions is eleven, nearly doubling the number of states in which same-sex marriage was legal last year.
Delaware joined its neighbor Maryland and nearby District of Columbia as jurisdictions that have recently approved same-sex marriage. Last week, Rhode Island became the 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. Independent Governor Lincoln Chafee signed the bill within an hour after the bill passed, as a chorus sang "Chapel of Love" and crowds cheered.
To date, 37 states ban same-sex marriage through constitutional amendments or legislative initiatives, while New Jersey and New Mexico neither ban nor permit same-sex marriage....
It's really hard to blame Catholics for this one, since this state has one of the lower percentages of Catholics of the 50 states. I guess oh I can say, is that it hangs out with too many Catholic states?
I do agree that the Christian community needs to intercede more and pray that God will stem this tide of unrighteousness. I do agree we need to be diligent in our efforts to evangelize the lost in order to help that goal. I, also, must think that this is a fulfillment of what we are told the end times would be like. Our Lord said it would be like it was in the days of Noah, which are described as the imagination of men's minds only evil continually. Also, II Timothy 3:1-5a (NKJV) "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power." This is just another reminder that this world is not our home but we are pilgrims on our journey to that Celestial city were nothing that defiles will enter.
Even if the church remains silent, God will not! Even now the hand of God's judgment is beginning to fall. We've become a debtor nation, we have no defense against local terrorist threats, we've been hit with one natural catastrophe after another, aliens and strangers are becoming the majority in this country, and our leaders are so weak nations no longer fear us, e.g. North Korea. God has made us the tail and not the head! Need I say more?