Popular Fox television host Bill O'Reilly has been a longtime supporter of civil unions and believes that homosexuals possess the more convincing argument, but he maintains that the issue should be left for the states to decide.
O'Reilly made his comments on his show Tuesday night and criticized gay marriage opponents for only using the Bible to support their argument.
"The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals … that's where the compelling argument is, 'We're Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else,'" O'Reilly said on his show.
"That's a compelling argument, and to deny that, you have got to have a very strong argument on the other side. The argument on the other side hasn't been able to do anything but thump the Bible."
Those who would use the Bible to keep one of the most prized social institutions in human history intact state that changing the definition of marriage would adversely affect society and pollute God's teachings. This has caused God's faithful followers to stand up and support the time-honored tradition of marriage.
"There are people of decency, people of goodness, of biblical truth that are willing to stand up and resist the onslaught that would attack the family and attack the institution of marriage," Dr. Jim Garlow, senior pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church of San Diego, Calif., previously told The Christian Post.
"It encourages all of us and encourages people to think through the issues and understand that God has a vested interest in that which He created," he added.
Lost in the commotion are the kids who will be most affected by a change in marriage, and one young girl voiced her concern for marriage during a recent hearing on gay marriage at a Minnesota House committee meeting.
"Since every child needs a mom and a dad to be born, I don't think we can change that children need a mom and a dad … I believe God made it that way. I know some disagree, but I want to ask you this question: Which parent do I not need, my mom or my dad," 11-year-old Grace Evans asked.