Religious leaders from Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Mormon, Orthodox, Pentecostal and Sikh communities in the United States united to publicize a letter affirming their commitment to protect marriage. – Zenit
After several decades of the sexual revolution, the pill, abortion on demand, “no-fault” divorce, “Friends” and “Two-and-a-Half Men,” we might take some solace that marriage is still the ideal. And why not? It was created by God before any other human institution, it is universally practiced, and it remains, as the U.S. Supreme Court once noted, the “sure foundation of all that is stable and noble in our civilization.” – Robert Knight
[Y]oung people would do well to look at the evidence and agree that marriage is the best, time-tested household arrangement for both men and women and especially for children. Within the committed bonds of marriage, couples have their best hope for the kind of close and fulfilling relationship that most young people say they want. – Janet Shaw Crouse
The attack on the institution of marriage is not only the biggest cultural but also the biggest fiscal issue of our times, and political and judicial attacks by gays are only part of the problem. Marriage is being assaulted by unilateral divorce, feminist hostility toward marriage, the bias of family courts against fathers, and the taxpayer-paid financial incentives that subsidize illegitimate births. – Phyllis Schlafly
The so-called “stalled pedophile case,” blame for which has been laid at the feet of then-Cardinal Ratzinger, had nothing to do with pedophilia and everything to do with strengthening marriage and the priesthood. – Joseph Fessio, S.J.
It’s all connected: Sexual liberation is an attack on the Church and the family, and on the dignity of the individual. The attackers are now blaming the defender for the effects of their attack.
A Call of Christian Conscience
Christians, when they have lived up to the highest ideals of their faith, have defended the weak and vulnerable and worked tirelessly to protect and strengthen vital institutions of civil society, beginning with the family.
We are Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good, and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are:
- the sanctity of human life
- the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
- the rights of conscience and religious liberty.
Inasmuch as these truths are foundational to human dignity and the well-being of society, they are inviolable and non-negotiable. Because they are increasingly under assault from powerful forces in our culture, we are compelled today to speak out forcefully in their defense, and to commit ourselves to honoring them fully no matter what pressures are brought upon us and our institutions to abandon or compromise them. We make this commitment not as partisans of any political group but as followers of Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
“It is essential that the Church announce the truth about the conjugal union between one man and one woman, which is, by its very nature, exclusive, indissoluble, and ordered to the procreation of offspring.” – Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature
What’s wrong is wrong. Legalizing error doesn’t make it right.
Famous Lost Words
Remember when . . .
- “Gay” meant happy?
- “Bad” meant bad?
- “Aids” was the plural of aid?
- “Liberals” opposed the expansion of government?
- “Masculine” and “feminine” were compliments?
- “Marriage” was the union of a man and a woman?
- “News” excluded opinion?
- “Science” excluded propaganda?
- “Discrimination” and “judgment” were intellectual abilities?
- “Thongs” were flip-flops?
Bob’s Other Lists:
- What Bosses Really Mean
- How to Interact with Humorless People
- Why Ordinary TV is Better than Cable
- Funny Things to Say at Work
- Things that Made Playing More Fun
- Lying Words and What They Mean
- Benefits to Homeschooling
- Drawbacks to Homeschooling