Maine’s law legitimating homosexual marriage was defeated last night (all 31 states to which this has been put to a vote have done the same). Here’s an article about the reaction to it by supporters and one homosexual couple who were planning to marry once the law went into effect. I note this because we must never lose sight of the humanity of this issue. People were terribly hurt by the results. Even if they are wrong (and I think so), one should, one must feel for their hurting and desire God’s healing redemption to change their lives and restore them. For those of us who do believe marriage is a sacred covenant for life between a man and a woman, we must resist all efforts to gloat and submit to all efforts to loving, compassionate, relational articulation of the truth.