Raising a well-balanced, inspired, independent and motivated child — an immense challenge — is far likelier to succeed with two parents than one. Yet, while rabbis talk constantly about the 50 percent heterosexual divorce rate, pastors seem to gravitate far more to opposing gay marriage, even though we straight people have done a fine job of eroding marriage ourselves. (Indeed, one of the ironies of marriage in America is that the only men who seem to want to get married are gay!)

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “Dear Gov. Perry: Instill Christian Values With Some Jewish Ones”, The Jewish Journal (23-29 September 2011), 13.

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