Byron Babione

Activists seeking to redefine marriage hoist these straw men in the field of debate to propagate the lie that nothing special exists about males and females joining in marriage. That’s because if marriage centers on the truth that men and women bring distinct, irreplaceable gifts to family life, then same-sex marriage makes no sense. So the activists who don’t care about any of that must deny the complementary power of men and women and the importance of both a mother and a father to children.

Redefining marriage rejects the idea that children need their mom and dad, and doing so would put us on unproven ground without just cause. The two sexes are both patently and mysteriously different, as most of us will personally acknowledge, and each is necessary to develop the best environment to raise responsible human beings.

If destroying that framework of understanding doesn’t cause any harm, then tell us, oh wise scarecrows, which biological parent doesn’t matter: the child’s mother or his father?

Byron Babione

Byron Babione is senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that has defended marriage and religious liberty in courts throughout the U.S.