Saturday, February 4, 2012

#8 Redefine Marriage and History Will Not Be Kind to You

Speech given by  Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse at the Washington state legislature hearings on redefining marriage.  Excellent logic and insight. The chaotic effects of "No-Fault Divorce" and the "Sexual Revolution" continue to snowball out of control in our culture, and now another destabilizing factor enters.  Some highlights include:

     I am here today to address those of you who have already made up your minds to redefine marriage.  History will not be kind to you.  Previous generations of social experimenters have caused unimaginable misery for millions of people.  Particular people advocated the policies that led to today’s 50% divorce rate and 40% out of wedlock childbearing rate. None of these people has ever been held accountable.
     Mountains of data show that children do need their mothers and their fathers, and that children care deeply about biological connections.It is ludicrous to believe that we would feel the full impact of such a change in a few years.  It will take at least a generation, a full thirty years or more, before the full effects of redefining marriage work themselves out throughout the social system.

How many generations will it take to reverse the damage, assuming our culture survives?

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