What’s the number one threat to marriage? Gays? Hah! Clearly, the biggest threat by far to marriage is divorce. In the USA, 48% of all marriages end in divorce. Not to mention the terrible things that divorce does to children. So if you really want to save marriage (and unless you hate families) the solution is simple:
Why not? If we can ban gay marriage, why can’t we ban divorce? Unfortunately, groups that claim to support marriage are too chicken. Ron Prentice, the director of the California Family Council, says that everyone would like to see fewer divorces, but making them illegal would be “impractical”. The California Family Council led the fight to ban gay marriage in California, so you might think they wouldn’t let details like “practicality” stand in the way of fighting to protect families.
So it falls on the capable shoulders of John Marcotte, who wants to put a measure on the ballot next to ban divorce in California. Being a comedian, Marcotte’s instinct for irony helped him realize that if banning gay marriage was so important to protecting the sanctity of marriage, that voters should have no problem banning divorce.
Incidentally, Marcotte’s website, BadMouth.net, has some interesting things to say about the health care debate. Like:
Well reasoned health-care policy can only be reached through the careful application of shouting. Shouting masks the mind-control techniques favored by secular death-panel advocates everywhere.
UPDATE: The more I think about it, the more I believe this proposed new law against divorce doesn’t go far enough. After all, if you ban divorce then some people won’t get married in the first place and will just live together. We can’t have that. The real solution is to outlaw people living together, unless they are married or part of a legal family. I mean, California went to all the trouble of banning gay marriage, but did that cause any gay couples to stop living together in (double) sin? No way! So we have to ban everyone who is not married or is not part of a family from living together. That is the only real solution.