Broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 24 Feb 2013.
American writer and journalist Maggie Gallagher wrote her last column for the New York Post last month. Founder of the National Organization for Marriage, and a veteran conservative commentator, she is not optimistic about our shared future. She said:
The truths to which I’ve dedicated my life, both professionally and personally, are too important to ignore, too foundational to be abandoned, too much a part of reality to be lost forever.
Ms Gallagher says that while political action is crucial,
we need, as well, a next generation of culture creators, of storytellers, with the credentials to name reality: empirical social scientists, novelists, poets, preachers and filmmakers. The future belongs to those of us with enough hope to rebuild on the ashes of optimism, a new American civilization — uniting sex, love, babies, mothers and fathers in this thing called marriage.
Here in Sydney too, there’s hope for the future based on tested and enduring moral principles.
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.