This is an article from J. Lee Grady – the link is at the bottom to read the rest
Puzzling, isn’t it? More and more Africans are looking to the Bible to define marriage as one man and one woman at a time when Muslims and some tribal activists are defending polygamy. Meanwhile some American politicians and thin-skinned religious leaders want to redefine marriage as two men or two women—and a growing number of Americans agree with this agenda.
One culture is moving forward and the other is moving backward, depending on how you define progress. In Africa, where indigenous Christianity is growing, the church is looking to the Bible to transform society. Here in our country, the Bible and its values are mocked in the public square while many Christians avoid the marriage debate so they won’t offend anyone.
There is something terribly wrong with this picture.
Is their a difference in holding to a view and demanding that the laws be changed in a country to reflect your view points? Do the laws protect anything, or define anything?