Those are great questions that have interested me for some time now. As of yet, I’m not sure what the answers are. It does seem to me that we want to stand for what is right. If God defines marriage a certain way, then I think we want to stand for that. What I’m not sure of, however, is whether or not that means that the church should be involved in the politics of defining marriage in the eyes of the government. It seems to me that the answer to this question flows out of the answer to the question of what we think our duties as citizens of a democracy are. Do we have a duty to politically advocate and vote for what is right? Or, is it okay to be indifferent? Does the answer to these questions depend on the subject under consideration? If so, is marriage something to get involved in politics over? I think other important questions for the church that relate to this issue are questions of tactics in spreading the gospel. Is it a better course of action to focus primarily on leading people to Jesus and then letting the transformation he works in their lives transform their ethics? What is the point of working to get people to live rightly in one area of life without bringing them to Christ the Savior? Are tactics in spreading the gospel more important than making a stand for what is right sometimes?
I’m not sure what the answers are to all of these questions at this point.