The Family Foundation is a Virginia based family values group. Back when I was a Republican precinct chairman in Texas I was an entusiastic member of many similar groups. These groups are all about abortion and gay marriage and religious freedom, oh, and abortion and gay marriage and religious freedom and finally they advocate about abortion and gay marriage and religious freedom. In other words they fiddle while Rome burns. They whistle past the graveyard. They miss the forest for their potted plants.
Victoria Cobb, the groups president, has me on her mailing list. Today’s email was prasing all the pastors who attended the recent rally for marriage in Virginia, because now that Terry Mcauliffe is governor of Virgina they are being assaulted in all nine policy areas I list above.
She is soliciting people to write back and mention their own pastor’s name if he happened to even mention their big rally, whether he attended or not. She wants to give credit where it is due to these courageous culture buckers and their steadfast positions that support family values.
Me too. But I want to recognize them for the advocacy they embrace by their silence…by their omission.
They support divorce on demand by:
-remaining silent on no fault divorce and its predominant female subscription
-remaining silent on fatherlessness by their failure to address custodial equity
-remaining silent of about the effects on children and the resulting social pathologies
-remaining openly supportive of anything that has the phrase “single mom” in it
“Support the school levy for the new gymnasium, single moms will have a place to send their kids”
“Support the states medicare provision that allows single moms to have free daycare on days when the kids are ill but they have to go to work”
“Support the new highway bill because the extra lanes around Roanoke’s loop will accomodate harried single moms in their commuting”
“Support stiff penalties for sexually oriented businesses because of single moms”
“Support climate change regulations because violent storms hit single moms disproportionately”
“Support school lunches so children of single moms get nutrition”
“Support saving the golden wing finch habitat because finch daddies abandon the nest-of-eggs and the finch single mom needs a place to live”
The single mom as empathy fount is not unlike that Miss America contestant dropping the word “Africa” into her rambling heart-bleed-on-her-sleeve speech a few years back.
I’ve resisted the urge to write about them for a couple of years. This rally and the hooplah about it pushed me over the edge.
Thanks to so many of you who came to Richmond on Tuesday to Stand and Pray for Marriage with us.
Over 500 came from all parts of the state to declare that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.