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Mmmm Bop! A Little More Hansen!

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Do forgive the bad, 90’s pop culture reference (especially if you are the learned Dr. Trayce Hansen)!

Following yesterday’s entry, I spent more time reading Dr. Hansen’s website. I was encouraged by her entry, “Love Isn’t Enough: 5 Reasons Why Same-Sex Marriage Will Harm Children.” While I do not want to spoil her brief article, I do want to be sure that those of you without the 2 minutes it takes to click the link above get the gist of what she is saying. Enjoy the selected quotes below:

All else being equal, children do best when raised by a married mother and father. It’s within this environment that children are most likely to be exposed to the emotional and psychological experiences they need in order to thrive.

Men and women bring diversity to parenting; each makes unique contributions to the rearing of children that can’t be replicated by the other. Mothers and fathers simply are not interchangeable. Two women can both be good mothers, but neither can be a good father.

. . . .

Certainly homosexual couples can be just as loving as heterosexual couples, but children require more than love. They need the distinctive qualities and the complementary natures of a male and female parent.

The accumulated wisdom of over 2,000 years has concluded that the ideal marital and parental configuration is composed of one man and one woman. Arrogantly disregarding such time-tested wisdom, and using children as guinea pigs in a radical experiment, is risky at best, and cataclysmic at worst.

Same-sex marriage definitely isn’t in the best interest of children. And although we empathize with those homosexuals who long to be married and parent children, we mustn’t allow our compassion for them to trump our compassion for children. In a contest between the desires of some homosexuals and the needs of all children, we can’t allow the children to lose.

Ok. That’s the beginning and the end. Click here to read the actual 5 reasons she offers to rebut this popular argument.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

July 2, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Posted in Marriage

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  1. Thanks for keeping us updated on the issues, Jeremy!!!

    Jessica Stollings

    July 3, 2008 at 9:02 pm


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