But, as he reminds us, this mockery of wedlock started ?decades ago.? It started when hundreds of thousands of heterosexual couples started ?buying basset hounds rather than bassinets; started indulging in extramarital affairs; and started fulfilling divorce attorneys? dreams of avarice.? The result was marriages that more closely resembled the one depicted in De-Lovely than the traditional model.
This doesn?t mean that we shouldn?t fight the attempt to extend the marriage franchise to same-sex couples. It?s still a mockery of a sacred institution. But it does mean that our efforts should be part of what Christensen calls a ?broader effort to restore moral and religious integrity to marriage as a heterosexual institution.?
Until that happens, marriage, regardless of who gets a marriage license, will remain an institution in jeopardy.
For further reading and information:
Bryce Christensen, Ph.D., ? Why Homosexuals Want What Marriage Has Now Become ,? The Family in
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead and David Popenoe, ? The Marrying Kind: Which Men Marry and Why ,? The State of Our Unions, The National Marriage Project, 2004.
Alan Cooperman, ? Church ?Protect Marriage Day? Is Urged ,?
Joshua Livestro, ? Dutch Decline: Losing interest in matrimony ,? National Review,
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