Marriage Under Threat!?

Actually heterosexual marriage is under threat in a number of ways. Just statistically it’s falling apart at a rate that has never fallen apart before and so on. But I think that it’s actually under threat from within. It’s under threat from the commodification of sex and from the treatment of all things as ephemeral to be replaced as soon as a newer model becomes available. And so we start treating marriage and relationships in that same way.

But I think within the churches, there’s often this fear that we don’t know how to cope with that. And so one of the typically human ways of dealing with that level of fear is to find a group to blame. And that some group is undermining heterosexual marriage. It must be the gays.

– Rev. Nathan Nettleton

Compass: Marriage Right vs. Rite,

10th July,  2011

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