Dr. Jennifer Morse – whose acquaintance I renewed during Acton University last week – has been doing good work at the Ruth Institute to defend true marriage. Not too long ago, I visited a parish which had their pamphlet listing 77 non-religious reasons for defending true marriage between one man and one woman. Useful! Perhaps pastors of parishes could get some and put them on those tables by the doors.
I also saw at Ruth Institute an article called De Facto Parents: Now children can have multiple legal parents without biology, adoption, or marriage, by William C. Duncan director of the Marriage Law Foundation.
If we are going to work to defend true marriage against those who would distort it, it is sadly not enough simply to argue in biblical terms. We also have to point out that there are already legal options available and, therefore, it is not necessary fundamentally to distort the very concept of marriage and we have to be able to argue with natural law or non-religious points.