Xavier Bongibault, an atheist homosexual, is a prominent spokesman against the bill. “In France, marriage is not designed to protect the love between two people. French marriage is specifically designed to provide children with families,” he said in an interview.America’s Exodus from Marriage from Commentary Magazine
Still, we shouldn’t kid ourselves about the difficulty of the challenge we face. “The scale of marital breakdown in the West since 1960 has no historical precedent and seems unique,” the distinguished historian Lawrence Stone said a few years ago. “At no time in history, with the possible exception of Imperial Rome, has the institution of marriage been more problematic than it is today.”Fathers still matter, even in jail. From Richmond VA
For a single afternoon, 16 male inmates at the Richmond City Jail trade their blue-and-yellow jumpsuits for suits and ties. Meeting their young daughters with joyful tears and hugs, they gather in a cinder-block room decorated with colorful streamers and balloons for the jail’s first father-daughter dance. Organized by the nonprofit Camp Diva, the March 17 event is part of a program geared toward providing opportunities for at-risk girls and reducing recidivism by fostering healthy relationships between incarcerated fathers and their daughters. The goal is to help the fathers understand that they still matter, says Camp Diva founder and director Angela Patton, and to remind the girls that their fathers still love them, regardless of their situation.
Obama: "This is our first task as a society. Keeping our children safe." #guncontrol -- Boston.com News (@BostonDotCom)
No, our first duty if to love our children.
The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state. Most black children grew up in homes with two parents during all that time but most grow up with only one parent today.