Thursday, July 9, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage, the Pill, and the Angels

by Patti Maguire Armstrong
Catholic Stand 

So-called same sex marriage is rooted in 1960. It was then that the second most significant event in history occurred with the invention of the pill; the first most significant event of course being the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The pill radicalized the moral landscape, tearing down the value of sex as a gift from God and turning it merely into sterile recreation.

Pope Paul VI warned us. When he wrote Humanae Vitae (On Human Life) he called on leaders and educators to create a climate “favorable to the triumph of healthy liberty over license by means of respect for the moral order.” He also appealed to scientists to provide a secure basis for regulating births in union with nature, “…for man cannot find true happiness, for which he yearns with his whole being, unless he respects the laws inscribed in his nature by God.”

By all sociological measurements, the sexual revolution collapsed on the family and in turn, on much of the culture. Hindsight is 20/20 for those willing to focus their cultural vision. “I think there can be no question that the Pill gave incredible license to everything from adultery and affairs to premarital sex and within marriage to a separation of the sex act and procreation,” Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological seminary is was quoted in the must-read book On Human Life.

Patti Maguire Armstrong and her husband have ten children. She is an award-winning author and was managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’s Amazing Grace Series.

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