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%:
- Premarital cohabitation.
- Serial monogamy.
- Antenuptial Agreements that pre-plan a divorce.
- Other Antenuptial Agreements that evidence an intent not truly to merge two lives.
- Deliberately childless couples that lack a sound genetic reason to avoid procreation.
- Divorced persons cohabiting to keep child support checks coming
- 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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