I, too, understand this woman’s post. But I fear that with all the “God save America” stuff (., Wildman) along with the “Let’s save the church” (., Barna) stuff, we have fallen into a morass of wrong thinking. Not only are we NOT primarily about a savvy PR strategy, we are not even primarily supposed to be about evangelism and church growth (shocking as that might sound). We are primarily supposed to be about the glory of God. She mentions that at the end, but only at the end. That is troubling.
One of these state laws, a Georgia anti-sodomy statute, became the subject of a landmark high court ruling. The case, Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), arose after Atlanta police arrested Michael Hardwick for having consensual sex in his own bedroom with another man. Georgia, like most states, rarely enforced its anti-sodomy law and, indeed, the state eventually dropped its charges against Hardwick. Nevertheless, Hardwick sued the state, alleging that the criminalization of private and consensual sex between people of the same gender violated his constitutional right to privacy.