Down­fall of so­ci­ety

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: June 25 com­men­tary “Let same-sex cou­ples wed.”

Michael Smer­con­ish of The Philadel­phia Inquirer tells a poignant story of two men in a com­mit­ted 30-year ho­mo­sex­ual re­la­tion­ship. What is it about mar­riage that is so im­por­tant to a healthy so­ci­ety? That fact that ev­ery civ­i­liza­tion of any sig­nif­i­cance owes its suc­cess to the nu­clear fam­ily. It was the unity of the fam­ily that strength­ened the com­mu­nity and kept it uni­fied.

It was un­der the aus­pices of the tra­di­tional fam­ily that morals and ethics were handed down, and only when the role of the wife and mother are de­graded, does that so­ci­ety be­gin to im­plode.

Same-sex mar­riage, no-fault di­vorces, sin­gle-par­ent homes, un­mar­ried cou­ples liv­ing to­gether, bro­ken and dys­func­tional fam­i­lies are symp­toms of a so­ci­ety sadly de­void of the im­por­tant role of wife and mother.

If it weren’t for moms and Mom’s ap­ple pies, where would Amer­ica be to­day?

MIGUEL VIL­LALO­BOS JR. mvjr2serve@ya­ Dale

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