“The Assault on Marriage” by Jack Kinsella

A report in the New York Times outlined (with some odd sense of triumph) the fact that for the first time in history, traditional marriage is a minority group among American households, under the headline, “It’s Official: To Be Married Means to Be Outnumbered”

“Married couples, whose numbers have been declining for decades as a proportion of American households, have finally slipped into a minority, according to an analysis of new census figures by The New York Times.”

The Times went on to highlight the numbers, saying, of 111.1 million American households, 49.9% — less than half — were made up of traditional households.

It went on to extoll the social virtues of unmarried couples living together, highlighted gay ‘marriages’ as a significant change in the social fabric, and ‘devoting a single line to noting that the numbers of single young adults and widows were both growing’.

As I read through the Times’ article, I got a whiff of a little ‘perspective shifting’ going on right in front of me.

The Times had some fun with numbers, using percentages of percentages to make them sound larger.


“The census survey estimated that 5.2 million couples, a little more than 5 percent of households, were unmarried opposite-sex partners.”

Wait, a second. My head is starting to hurt. The Times first said married couples were now a ‘minority’ among American households but it appears only 5 percent of all households consist of unmarried heterosexuals. Are all the rest gay?

Well, not exactly.

“An additional 413,000 households were male couples, and 363,000 were female couples,” the Times reported. Curiously, the Times didn’t express that in percentages. Six figure numbers SOUND bigger.

Expressed as a percentage, 1.4% of all households being gay doesn’t sound like very many. Especially given the disproportionate clout enjoyed by the gay rights lobby based on their claim that 10% of the population is gay.

(It is worth noting that an estimated 2% of all Americans believe they’ve been abducted by aliens. But nobody is advocating UFOlogy courses for pre-schoolers.)


What is surprising is the tone of the piece. And the clear agenda behind it. It took two full readings before it sunk into my thick head that there were no facts here.

Just breathless innuendo; “But marriage has been facing more competition. A growing number of adults are spending more of their lives single or living unmarried with partners, and the potential social and economic implications are profound.”

Yeah. 24% of 5% of the total. Profound.

The same story could have borne the headline; “More Widows and Young Unmarrieds Than Before.” But the Left’s agenda is to promote ‘alternative lifestyles’ as having somehow ‘triumphed’ over traditional marriage. Even if they have to lie to do so.


The ‘growing’ number of ‘unmarried with partners’ represents 5% of all households. It is out of this five percent that all the larger-seeming percentages are being conjured. But the Times headline said married couples were outnumbered.

The NY Times’ slant was deliberate, because the destruction of the family unit is a basic principle of Marxist-Leninism. Leftists have long taken a decidedly jaundiced view of the traditional family.

To them, a household consisting of an adult male and female—united in matrimony—and their offspring is an antiquated, repressive institution standing in the way of constructing a “better,” more egalitarian world.

Marx and Engels in the Communist Manifesto declared that the “hallowed correlation of parent and child” is nothing more than “bourgeois claptrap.”

“Destroy the family,” Lenin said, “and you destroy society.”

History teaches that every totalitarian movement has tried to destroy the traditional family unit. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wanted the family destroyed, as did Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin.

They believed this to be necessary because the family was seen as a dangerous threat to the power of the State, which was to assume the rights, responsibilities and authority of the family.

It is the family that teaches the hard truths of moral values.

Therefore, it is the family which is the enemy of the State because it provides the formation of character which gives the young the ability to grow up to become independent, stable, functioning, and compassionate individuals.

Traditional families teach independence. Independence is poison to the Leftist ideal of cradle-to-grave dependence on the state.

That is why the Left is working so hard to redefine marriage until it has no meaning at all. Because the family unit was designed by God. The Left’s god is the state.

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” (Romans 1:28)

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2 Responses to ““The Assault on Marriage” by Jack Kinsella”

  1. CuriousG says:

    Wow, what generalities and misunderstandings.
    That is why the Left is working so hard to redefine marriage until it has no meaning at all.First, I’m a born again Christian, Elder in my church, and liberal Democrat. I’m trying hard to understand how the desire of two adults desiring to have their loving, safe, and committed relationship celebrated through the public affirmation of marriage is an attack on the institution of marriage or an attempt to redefine it. Help me understand how this kind of relationship will destroy society.
    Because the family unit was designed by God.I’ll grant that from your perspective, the only true religion is the Judeo-Christian faith as described in the Bible. However, the definition of marriage has changed dramatically over the centuries even in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and even today different societies have different understandings regarding it. (see Wikipdeia: Marriage, and About: History of Marriage
    The Left’s god is the state.Easy generalization, though definitely an oversimplification and total misunderstanding of liberal/progressive thinking.

  2. Beth says:

    Hey Curious, I find it interesting that you say you have been born again, yet you obviously do not agree with what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. You said, “the definition of marriage has changed dramatically over the centuries even in the Judeo-Christian tradition”. I agree that the definition of marriage has changed over the centuries, but God’s position on marriage has not changed. God never changes – He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
    If you want to understand how allowing gays to marry legally will destroy society, check out http://www.RealMarriage.org.
    I have a hard time with you saying that you are an elder in your church (of course I do not know the denomination), a liberal Democrat, proponent of homosexual marriage, and a born again Christian. That combination does not mix. You can be an elder in a liberal, non – Bible-believeing congregation, you can be a liberal Democrat who supports gay marriage, but the born again part does not jive with the rest of your views.
    I do not know you, and I am not the judge of anyone, but I do know what the Bible says about salvation.
    Ephesians 1:7 says “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” In other words We cannot have eternal life without God’s forgiveness.
    John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” So, forgiveness is available for all but according to Matthew 7:21 forgiveness is not automatic “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord. Lord’ will enter the kingdong of heaven”
    It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven and homosexuality sin (as well as abortion and many other issues that Democrats favor).
    Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” we have all sinned and since God will not allow sin into heaven, we have to turn from our sin (which includes homosexuality). Luke 13:3 says “But unless you repent you will all likewise perish”. In other words, if you do not repent of sin, you will be seperated from God forever in hell.
    My point is, you call yourself a born again Christian, but how can you be born again and advocate homosexuality when it is obviously contrary to God’s word and plan (the parts dont fit). See http://www.worshippingchristian.org/homosexuality.html

    There are no grey areas in God’s word when it comes to homosexuality – its black and white – homosexuality is sin. If you read the word and still disagree see http://worshippingchristian.org/accept_jesus.html

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