Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Words (and marriage) have meanings

Today, the Deseret News has an article entitled, "10 areas where the struggle to define marriage is being waged." Note that the headline refers to the "struggle to define marriage."

That issue has always been settled since man was created until very recently. Until the past few years, marriage has always been defined as a formal relationship between a man and a woman (in some cultures and religions, more than one spouse of the opposite sex). Webster gives a typical definition: "the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law."

The Deseret News headline should have referred to the "struggle to redefine marriage because presidents, politicians, judges, and editors are moral cowards."

Words have meanings.

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