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|Monday, 18 May 2009 14:55|
Ten Principles - on Marriage
More Than 50 distinguished Scholars issued a statement in June 2006 titled 'Landmark Principles on the Importance of Marriage and the Public Good'.
Marriage as the union of a man and a woman is profoundly in the public interest and should be reaffirmed, not redefined. (Lifesite, 7 June 2006)
This landmark scholarly document, published by the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, NJ, makes a deeply intellectual case for marriage as the foundational institution of society. Although respecting the role of religion in most marriages, the scholars make the case for traditional marriage on the basis of sociological evidence of its social value.
"As scholars," reads the Executive Summary of the Principles, "we are persuaded that the case for marriage can be made and won at the level of reason. Marriage protects children, men and women, and the common good. The health of marriage is particularly important in a free society, which depends upon citizens to govern their private lives and rear their children responsibly, so as to limit the scope, size, and power of the state."
'Landmark Principles on the Importance of Marriage and the Public Good: Ten Principles'.