Broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 24 Feb 2013.
When veteran writer Maggie Gallagher penned her last syndicated column last month, she didn’t disappoint. Here’s some of what she had to say:
Every life is precious. It is better to care for your children than to kill them. Divorce hurts children; it also breaks apart life’s most precious commitment — a family.
Men and women are different. A society that pretends otherwise is not going to raise boys to be loving, reliable family men. Marriage is not about settling for less but raising up an ideal much bigger and more important even than the most urgent whispered promises of romantic love.
Sex makes babies. Society needs babies. Babies need their mother and their father. Men and women need each other. We all need a strong marriage culture, whether we choose to marry or not.
These are sentiments echoed by large numbers of Australians, regardless of political or religious persuasion.
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.