Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Rest of the Story

By Lynn Costello


Less than a handful is charged with determining the headlines and the rest of the mainstream media follow.  So it was when President Obama declared his support for gay marriage.  Once again we find President Obama adorning the cover of Newsweek with a shining halo overhead, reminding all of us that the nation’s leader is approaching sainthood.  The untold story remains undisturbed just beneath the surface.

The foundation of any society is the family and in America today traditional marriage and family is in decline. Pew Research Center reports that 51 percent of those over eighteen years old are getting married, while in 1962 that number was 72 percent.  The median age for marriage in 2010 was 28 years old, the highest ever recorded.

Today, 41 percent of all children are born to single mothers.  In the 1960’s that number was a mere 5 percent.  In the 1960’s households including both a mother and a father numbered 87 percent.  In 2010 those households numbered 64 percent.  The cultural and economic distress resulting from these numbers is disturbing and harmful to the fabric of our society. 

There are one-half of one percent gay households in America that receive much of the news.  Now you know the rest of the story.     

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