“This vote on whether we stop the gay-marriage juggernaut in California is Armageddon,” said Charles W. Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries and an eminent evangelical voice, speaking to pastors in a video promoting Proposition 8. “We lose this, we are going to lose in a lot of other ways, including freedom of religion.”
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian lobby based in Washington, said in an interview, “It’s more important than the presidential election.”
“We’ve picked bad presidents before, and we’ve survived as a nation,” said Mr. Perkins, who has made two trips to California in the last six weeks. “But we will not survive if we lose the institution of marriage.”
I can't help but wonder why we haven't already had Armageddon after Massachusetts has recognized gay marriage since May 17, 2004, and California since May 15, 2008, and in Connecticut since October 10, 2008, although the Connecticut recognition hasn't fully taken effect.
No, Chicken Little, the sky has not fallen, nor has "traditional" marriage suffered any blow not already dealt to it by the very people fighting for Proposition 8, and their own marriage woes, divorces, and infidelities.
One week from tomorrow we'll get a sense of the real California, and perhaps a big dose of irony.