Defending Marriage

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held part of D.O.M.A. unconstitutional yesterday.

I continue to consider traditional marriage, limited to one man and one woman (yes, I know there is polygamy in Judeo-Christian history), rational and constitutional, and to consider it a sign of some sort of mass insanity that it’s experiencing a run of judicial losses.

But I don’t want to risk a bunch of trolls coming in and beating me up as a “homophobe,” their favorite bullying tactic (including legal scholars when they blog), should they stumble onto the blog, so I’ll direct a few pointed comments to the 98% of the population that probably has done greater damage to marriage than have the friends of the 2% that might want same-sex marriage for erotic reasons.

Here’s a little list of what I consider major blows to traditional marriage, all inflicted by the 98%:

  1. Fornication.
  2. Premarital cohabitation.
  3. Divorce.
  4. Serial monogamy.
  5. Adultery.
  6. Antenuptial Agreements that pre-plan a divorce.
  7. Other Antenuptial Agreements that evidence an intent not truly to merge two lives.
  8. Deliberately childless couples that lack a sound genetic reason to avoid procreation.
  9. Divorced persons cohabiting to keep child support checks coming
  10. Married people talking about civil divorce, while keeping “religiously married,” to optimize taxes.

That’s why, for instance, I want to give a shout-out to Friendship Baptist Church of Warner Robins, Georgia. It’s a modest beginning to fire a Church employee who insists on shacking up, but you’ve got to start somewhere.

(Surely this won’t attract any trolls.)

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Some succinct standing advice on recurring themes.