This histronics over gay marriage is so hypocritical. The modern church does not adhere to many teachings. (Women covering their heads for example) The cause of same sex marriage has reached a fever pitch that elects politicians. Just like abortion has been used for years by politicians who want to appear righteous, same sex marriage arouses the same conservative pathos. The church has imposed rigid beliefs on society about sex and birth control for 2,000 years. Humans are trying to use reason and logic to order the affairs of society, but the religious will not let go of dogma. President Bush was elected by such dogma, and the next president will be too because it works. People who are religious want to tell others how to live their lives, even if they themselves cannot abide by the rules themselves.
I look forward to the day when society is ruled by logic and reason and humanistic ethics and not by religious dogma of religious books written by dubious writers claiming divine inspiration 2,000 years ago.