Alright, time for me to reply to the actual article. I admit that I haven't read the entire thing through, but after a few paragraphs of gross generalizations I think I just don't have the time for that.
Only when the father became powerless or absent in the lives of huge numbers of children did we start to realize some of the things people need a father for: laying the groundwork for a sense of moral judgment; praise that is believed so that it can instill genuine self-confidence.
WHAT????? Only fathers can give moral groundwork now??? That is just such an offense load of bunk that it doesn't deserve further response.
The damage caused to children by divorce and illegitimate birth is obvious and devastating. While apologists for the current system are quick to blame poverty resulting from "deadbeat dads" as the cause, the children themselves know this is ludicrous.
Wait....I do? Man, I'm HAPPY my parents aren't married anymore. And it's not like either of them are bad people - they just don't belong together anymore. They were married for something like 13 years when they had me. They grew apart. People do that. My parents were always very careful to never argue around me or my brother, but the ineviable discomfort that would have come from them staying together would have scewed with my head plenty, even if they were always mature and civil to each other. You really can't keep these things from your kids. They live with you, they watch you, they know more about what's going on then most parents care to think about. Learning to stay with someone you don't love is not something to teach your kids.
So not only are two sexes required in order to conceive children, children also learn their sex-role expectations from the parents in their own family. This is precisely what large segments of the Left would like to see break down. And if it is found to have unpleasant results, they will, as always, insist that the cure is to break down the family even further.
YES! BLAME THE EEEVIL LEFT!! THE LEFT IS EVIL AND WANTS TO TAKE DOWN ALL OF CIVILIZTION!!! wait...I'm leftist. Damn...better stop trying to make people's life better by volunteering services and whatnot. Have to remember I'm evil and trying to destroy families.
To address what has been said before: saying that homosexuals have the same right to marry as heterosexuals is bull. Heterosexuals get to marry who they want to marry
, while homosexuals are forced to marry someone they don't want to spend the rest of their life with. It would be like saying only homosexuals cane marry but that not descriminating against striaght people, because they can marry someone of their own gender and have straight lovers on the side. Don't hear too many people calling for that now do you? The simple fact is that by saying you can't marry the person you love and want to spend your life with you are descriminating.
Now really, if some of these people (and a few people who post here as well) can stop blaming the left for everything that goes wrong and demonizing us for having different viewpoints, we could have much better communication. I'm sick of being told what I believe because I'm liberal by people who really have no idea. I can make just as many gross generalizations about conservates, but that helps no one.
Anyway, I think I'm done with my rant for today
We have fourty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse -- Rudyard Kipling
Develop compassion for your enemies, that is genuine compassion. Limited compassion cannot produce this altruism. -- H. H. the Dalai Lama