- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Social engineering that runs contrary to the laws of nature and the age-old test of human history, as same-sex marriage does, is as reckless as Dr. Frankenstein’s lab experiment.

I appeal to those advocates of same-sex marriage who care about the well-being of our children to read up on family trends in the Netherlands since same-sex marriage became law there in 2001. Increasingly, marriage is on the wane, and children are living in a hodgepodge of groups rather than traditional families.

The cries of “civil rights” have deafened our ears to the cries of our cast-aside children, the high rates of divorce and of out-of-wedlock births, and now the push for homosexual marriage. All these are expressive of an all-about-me mentality, the children notwithstanding.

Unless adults, the caretakers of the young, come to recognize that morally and pragmatically it’s really all about the children, the most fragile and needy among us and the future of our society will reap the devastation of our indiscriminate adult desires and proclivities.

LAUREN KAINE

Charlotte, N.C.