Rebecca Hagelin

I have to admit, I'm not that happy about the project the good people at Concerned Women for America are working on this week.

They're one of the groups supporting President Bush's "Marriage Protection Week," which runs through Saturday. Although I love and applaud the theme: "Marriage: One man, one woman." I just hate that we've reached the point where such a week is necessary. Thankfully, we have a president who has drawn the proverbial line in the sand with his bold declaration that he will do all he can to protect the sacred institution.

Marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman. It's simple, yet powerful. It's so basic to who we are, so absolutely mandated by the laws of nature, which its critical place in society would seem beyond explanation. From time immemorial, the family – starting with marriage between one man and woman – has been the foundation of every single civil society.

To alter that unit now would be the single greatest social experiment mankind has ever embarked upon. If the composition of marriage were changed, in just one or two generations the landscape of America would be irrevocably altered, affecting not just the family, but every other institution as well. If you weaken the foundation upon which a society is built, the result is a weaker society that will eventually crumble.

Homosexual activists claim that they want to certify their fidelity to one another – for a few of them, perhaps that's true. But the reality is the vast majority of homosexuals don't stay in a committed relationship – they float from one partner to the next, with many of the males having hundreds of partners over a lifetime.

The real goal of the movement to allow homosexuals to marry each other isn't to enjoy "marriage" – it's to redefine and destroy the institution that God designed. "Unions" between a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, or two men and one woman – or any other combination you can imagine – are not the equivalent of marriage, and they should never be treated as such. It's as Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute, says in his essay on the subject: Grape juice and wine are both made from grapes. But you can't make grape juice and call it wine. Why? Because it's not wine.

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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