2004-02-15 Homosexual Marriage and Civilization/04/var/$outline

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  • Marriage is in the process of being systematically destroyed.
  • This is evidenced by the dramatic increase in divorces and the number of children who are born out of wedlock and grow up without a father.
  • This destruction has been going on for two generations.
  • The lives of children who grow up with one parent missing are "deformed"
  • Growing up with one parent missing is worse than growing up poor, even if you have plenty of money
  • When one parent is missing, it is usually the father
  • Only fathers can:
    • laying down the groundwork for a sense of moral judgment
    • give praise that is believable
      • believable praise is necessary for genuine self-confidence
  • Concession: some marriages are bad for the kids, and some divorced parents are able to raise kids jointly
  • ...but most kids would rather have both parents at home
  • Most kids would prefer that parents acquire the strength or maturity to change their behaviors so no divorce would be necessary