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The Goodness of Marriage

Anominus Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 2:19 PM
"In MODERN times, what ancient cultures did is no longer necessary, or workable. Times and marriage has changed and endured for the better when expanded to be more inclusive. Gay couples are part of that PROGRESS." Actually, in mordern times, traditional marriage is still just as essential to a functional society as it always was. It still provides the single, most effective method of producing and raising children to be good members of society, while at the same time, offering examples of behaviors and interactions from both sexes. Equating homosodomite unions to this is a sign of regression as it is a false equation, providing nothing of value to society and normalizing unhealthy perversions.

NOTE: This is the third column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The second column is available here.

G.K. Chesterton observed in The Superstition of Divorce that “reformers of marriage . . . do not know what it is, or what it is meant to be, or what its supporters suppose it to be . . . .” Marriage opponents, who today seek not to reform but rather redefine marriage, appear to suffer from the problem diagnosed by Chesterton almost a century ago.

In their heedless rush to establish the legitimacy of...