‘Rad­i­cally wrong’

The Washington Times Weekly - - Culture, Etc. -

“Too few Hol­ly­wood movies show the im­por­tance of faith in the lives of Amer­i­cans and too few movies th­ese days por­tray the give-and-take suc­cess­ful mar­riages re­quire to en­dure. There is so much more to mar­riage than love at first sight. [. . .]

“Too many young Amer­i­cans are grow­ing up with a rad­i­cally wrong view of life. They view mar­riage as a tem­po­rary bond be­tween a man and a wo­man, or, I fear, in­creas­ingly, [with] a mem­ber of their own sex. To­day’s chil­dren need to have a mother and fa­ther who honor their com­mit­ment to re­main united ‘for bet­ter or for worse’ and who in­still a re­spect for God, their re­li­gion, their fam­ily and work. That, more than just money or ma­te­rial goods, will pro­vide a firm foun­da­tion for suc­cess. [. . .]

“I know full well how im­por­tant mar­riage is when un­ex­pected mis­for­tune oc­curs. There is no greater com­fort than a lov­ing fam­ily — wife, chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. My fear is that too few Amer­i­cans are be­ing reared to re­spect and honor mar­riage and the fam­ily. The wrong im­pres­sion is set by their par­ents, the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, their peers, even many re­li­gious and civic in­sti­tu­tions.”

— Paul M. Weyrich, writ­ing on “Free­dom, Lib­erty and Mar­riage,” Nov. 23 in a Free Congress Foun­da­tion Com­men­tary at www.freecongress.org

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