by Allen Hunt (find full article link in title of post)
"Marriage is a gift, something to be cherished and nurtured. Marriage and family are among God's greatest gifts to us. Marriage provides a bedrock for our society, an underlying foundation of stability for children. However, marriage is not a right, something to which each of us is entitled, any more than home-ownership is a right. Not everyone is designed for marriage. Marriage may be a gift, but it is not the only gift, nor is it a gift absolutely intended for everyone.
"The total union, commitment, and fidelity of a marriage between a man and a woman is a beautiful thing when done well. Is it always done well? Of course not. But that does not mean that the government or our society should therefore dumb down the definition of marriage to bless any configuration an individual might desire. Nor should we continue to stand and applaud the trend toward incomplete homes and fatherless children in the name of feminism and women's rights. The stakes simply are too high, for all of us."
The whole article should be read by everyone who thinks rights are being trampled on by not re-defining marriage as more than one man and one woman. Marriage has never been a right, ever. But it is a stabilizing force in a community and when a community/government/individuals rip it to shreds we are left with well look around, an entitlement society who will take what is felt to be theirs without regard to others in society.
What we need to do is strengthen marriages by making divorce more difficult except in the cases of physical and emotional abuse (abusers should go to jail then rehab). If the government would pay more attention to two parent families then maybe there would be more two parent families in the traditional sense. The government has made it too easy to have babies out of wedlock for the rest of society to pay for! We need a refocus!!