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a brief moment of lucidity from Cal Thomas

Every once in a great while, Cal Thomas says something I agree with. For that reason, I always skim his column when it appears in the Courier-Journal.

Today I had almost given up hope: most of his column is spent excoriating Iowa’s Supreme Court for legalizing gay marriage and thereby contradicting Genesis 2:24. But then comes this:

To those on the political and religious right who are intent on continuing the battle to preserve “traditional marriage” in a nation that is rapidly discarding its traditions, I would ask this question: What poses a greater threat to our remaining moral underpinnings? Is it two homosexuals living together, or is it the number of heterosexuals who are divorcing and the increasing number of children born to unmarried women, now at nearly 40 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?

Most of those who are disturbed about same-sex marriage are not as exercised about preserving heterosexual marriage. That’s because it doesn’t raise money and won’t get them on TV. Some preachers would rather demonize gays than oppose heterosexuals who violate their vows by divorcing, often causing harm to their children. That’s because so many in their congregations have been divorced and preaching against divorce might cause some to leave and take their contributions with them.

Cal, I couldn’t have said it better myself.