The vow, produced by a conservative advocacy group, also has been in the news for some of its claims about homosexuality and the threat it supposedly presents to American society.
The statement concerning slavery apparently has been removed. An author of the source cited by the vow says her research was misused. The document's clearly homophobic statements remain.
One threat to the "Institution of Marriage" not mentioned is this: mothers with adult daughters.
We have heard of the five stages of grief. I think we could say there are Four Stages of the Hunger for Grandchildren.
1. The mother wants her grown daughter to marry a nice man with a good job and then have children.
2. The mother encourages her daughter to have a child with her boyfriend. You don't need to be married before you start a family. Things are different today from when I was your age. He's a nice boy. You can live together, have the baby, and maybe then you'll get married.
3. The mother encourages her daughter to have a child with her boyfriend, even if the daughter is not sure how serious she is about him. You can live at home. If things work out between you two, then you can get married. In the meantime, you and the baby can live here with us.
|Murphy Brown, CBS, 1988-1998|