I thought you guys blew it. But then I found it, on page A4 of the Jan. 26 issue of The Columbian, another story off the AP wire concerning gay “marriage.” We have been afforded the opportunity to read about gay “marriage” in every edition since Gov. Chris Gregoire introduced her bill to legalize gay “marriage,” the bill upon which her legacy would be built. Every day, we are given a blow-by-blow account of the progress (aka regress) of the bill as our elected officials bow down to the mounting pressure to sign on.
From the newsroom perspective, you may see this as objective reporting. From the readers’ side, I would suggest it is persuasion and desensitizing. Unfortunately, some may be persuaded by much reporting that the whole of society is stumbling over themselves to legalize gay “marriage” and some, or many of us, sadly are being desensitized to the unpleasantries. But the persuasion and desensitizing of the reader is fruitless. Rather, our Creator, the One who created us as male and female; our Judge, the One who will render to every man according to his deeds; and our Redeemer, the One who was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, is the one in “need” of persuasion and desensitizing.