Monday, August 6, 2012


Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist, and, by most reports, gay.  Mr. Whitman volunteered as a nurse during the Civil War.  Does he look like a threat to you?  The most basic of all human rights and needs is family.  How can it possibly be considered “Pro-family” to suggest that some people should be denied the most basic of all human rights? Marriage is primarily about religious considerations and the establishment of a legally recognized bond, or family.  Family ties become legally recognized through traditional marriage, childbirth, civil unions, adoptions, and the documented merging of preexisting families, due to divorce, remarriage, and all variety of unforeseeable circumstances. In chapter 6 of his book, “Mere Christianity” C. S. Lewis writes, “In my view, there ought to be two distinct kinds of marriage: one governed by the state with rules enforced on all citizens, the other governed by the church with rules enforced by her on her own members.” Despite the fact that a high percentage of today’s traditional marriages end in divorce, today’s families are vibrant, healthy, and many faceted, and to suggest that “traditional” families are blessed by God, and others are not, is an outdated and unacceptable perversion of the American ideal of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” SC  

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