Note: this is much longer than the usual blog post. Also, keep in mind it was originally written as a response to a non-Christian friend. Finally, it's being published quite a bit later than the post it's responding to, but I still think it's worth putting out there.
Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right, overruling state-level decisions on the matter. In Canada, same-sex marriage has been legal since 2005. That's not what I want to write about though. What I'm concerned with is the response of the church. Which has been, in many churches...silence. At least, in the churches I'm familiar with. It's probable there are churches out there who responded in a measured, thought-out way. But from my perspective, many churches have opted for saying nothing.