In the previous two centuries, Christianity has been remarkably resilient to change. Christianity has adapted to Jewish suffrage, Women suffrage, interfaith marriage and interracial marriage. That Christianity has altered one time fundamental prohibitions is a testament to duplicity and not, as some may believe, to its veracity.
Anyone who opposes allowing Jews to vote, Protestants and Catholics to marry and black and whites to marry would seem to the modern observer be bigoted, narrow minded and behind the times. On the whole, we agree with this assessment.
Of course, we agree that no where in the Bible does it say no to to allow voting to Jews and women or no interracial marriage (In light of the Christian disposition, most people today would agree that the Old Testament is for the Jewish community.)
Therefore, some people would say that although our doctrines has not changed, the way we express ourselves has changed. The Gentle Reader will see this sham argument for what it is- a bad parody of Saint Paul-”It is not my unchanging doctrine, but how I express my unchanging doctrine.”
With the innovation of gay marriage, we can see how Christians will be marginalized. Homosexual acts are, we are often told, condemned by the Law and St. Paul. For the sake of argument, we agree. However, we foresee a time where this sex obsession will alienate most people. For example, any church that condemns interracial marriage and promotes same race marriage only, will find little support or agreement, except from the margins of society.
By drawing the parallel between interracial marriage and same sex marriage, the Gentle Reader can understand how we expect to see Christianity in 30 years-so far removed from the mainstream as to almost cult like with their few, but fanatical and dedicated followers.
This scenario is predicated on the fundamental churches maintaining their position, if, however, fundamental churches accept same sex marriage, then we are faced with one question. Since the churches have shown themselves to be wrong on such matters as vital and divisive as Jewish and women suffrage and interracial ad gay marriage, on what subjects or topics are they reliable?
Gentle Reader, we are now in a position to understand why, as a certain apprentice likes to remind me, that “Christianity sows the seeds of its own destruction.”