Two things jumped out at me.
The first thing is that the writer noted, correctly, that “After all, the tide is not as unidirectional as people say.” It is not yet certain homosexual marriage will be forced on all states. The author links to this article, which is worth reading by all of us, about the one federal judge so far who has ruled at the trial level that a state has the right to ban homosexual marriage:
The other one of those two things was already noted by Mr. Rogers:
55 posted on 9/5/2014 11:09:25 AM by Mr Rogers
“’And this Sunday, as those before it, well be in the pews of the same evangelical church weve quietly attended for years.’ Guess they need to find a real evangelical church - one where the word ‘repent’ is sometimes heard!”
This isn't just a political problem; this is a church problem. We don't know what church this homosexual couple attend. I noted the word “attend,” not “belong to” or “of which we are members,” so it's remotely possible they attend a church where the pastor preaches the Bible and is trying to work patiently with two people in serious public sin who are not allowed to join the church or take communion but are encouraged to sit under the preaching of the Word.
But it's not likely.
What's much more likely is they attend a church, or even have joined a church, which claims to be evangelical but doesn't preach the need for repentance and doesn't discipline.
This couple is open and public about their homosexual sin. The pastor can't claim not to know, at least not now. The pastor must act, and no longer has a choice.