Any Spouse Will Do

Just any spouse will do? Really? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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Since the state of Illinois is inching closer to legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the Chicago Tribune wanted to do its part to make that a reality. In a recent editorial, the paper urged state lawmakers to pass the bill that would make it happen. “A spouse is a spouse,” the editors wrote.

But reality doesn’t see it as such. Traditional marriage proponents have been arguing this for years now. Virtually all social science indicates that the chief reason for the state to recognize marriage — child rearing — is best left to a child’s still-married, biological parents. A spouse isn’t a spouse. A mom is a mom and a dad is a dad. Both are needed

The Tribune editorial also applauded lawmakers for protecting churches and clergy who oppose same-sex “marriage.” But no protection was offered for non-clergy like caterers, photographers, adoption agencies, or others who wish not to participate in something they see as wrong.  So if the Tribune gets their way, both children and religious conscience will lose. For The Point, I’m John Stonestreet.

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A Spouse is a Spouse
Chicago Tribune | February 18, 2013