I heard a story on NPR the other day about James Dobson and the book about him: The Jesus Machine. The author points out that Dobson doesn't want evangelicals to get involved in working against global warming or AIDS in Africa or other issues so that they can focus on the important moral imperative of ending abortion and defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Now I don't want to attack Dobson over this position, but I wonder if those two issues are really the most important for Christians.
Before abortion was legal women got abortions, even if it is outlawed women will still get abortions. This issue isn't the law, but the lives and choices of women. Shouldn't Christians be "pro-life" by helping women to have whole, healthy lives that minimize the "need" for abortions?
Homosexual marriage has been legal in the past, and even if it is legal in the future it won't change God's definition of marriage. God isn't subject to the laws of nations and marriage won't cease to be if homosexuals can sign a government contract that recognizes them as being married. What I have with my wife has very little to do with the government (they give us a tax break is about all) and almost everything to do with the work of God in our lives. Shouldn't Christians be "pro-marriage" by having marriages that are centered on God and full of mutual submission-type love?