In addition, the fact that mothers and fathers together, who are waiting to adopt children, will find their chances lessened if same-sex couples achieve their demands doesn’t seem much like progress either. At best, it appeases a handful of activists who demand that their desire to have a child is greater than what’s actually best for the child. Yet adoption exists for the ultimate benefit of children, not the desires of adults.
In truth, it appears that Belkacem’s “progress” is simply another example of the “nod, nod, wink, wink,” one leftist gives another when they see aspects of their redefinition of family being more widely imposed.
Yet the hundreds of thousands of French citizens who rallied for marriage drowned out Belkacem’s words. She spoke to her handfuls, but the people spoke to their truckloads. It is heartening to see citizens do something other than roll over when a government spokesperson gives a speech about “progress.”
Defenders of family the world over—and especially those who feel beaten down at this moment—need to look to the fire in the eyes of these French citizens and know that, despite the very real challenges ahead, all is not lost, evil will not ultimately triumph, and reverence for the family has not disappeared, despite the best efforts of leftist elites to tell us otherwise. How dark the hour is may be up for debate, but it’s not as dark as the opponents of marriage hope you’ll believe.
Alan Sears, a former federal prosecutor in the Reagan Administration, is president and CEO of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal alliance employing a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.