Same-sex marriage, legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court more than a year ago, remains a pet peeve of Fargo Forum religious columnist Roxane Salonen.
Among her other psychotic beliefs, Salonen thinks it’s wonderful for gay people to remain celibate and believes homosexuality is a “lifestyle.”
In her most recent column, she took aim at gay marriage on the grounds that it isn’t fair to children.
In reality — and most North Dakotans still agree — marriage is the union of a man and a woman. It is also the only civil institution that unites children with their mothers and fathers. This is what marriage is and does.
Rewriting the definition of marriage, while not changing marriage reality, presents a dangerously more adult-centric institution, minimizing the rights of children to be born into a family with their mother and father united in marriage.
When we see marriage from children’s eyes, the matter becomes simpler. While not every marriage includes children, every child has a mother and a father, and each of us has an inherent need to know and be loved by our mother and father.
If children “inherently need” a mother and father, why doesn’t Salonen criticize single parents? Why isn’t she on the front lines trying to ban them from raising children?
Because she’s a hypocrite. Thank you, Fargo Forum, for printing this woman’s drivel. It is an important reminder of the stupidity that still exists in the world.