The Death of Marriage is Greatly Exaggerated

I came across this today on Salon:

James Dobson, chairman of the Colorado Springs-based Christian group Focus on the Family, offered a grave assessment of the jubilant same-sex couples flocking to court houses in New England.

“We will look back 20, 30, 50 years from now and recall this as the day marriage ceased to have any real meaning in our country. The documents being issued all across Massachusetts may say ‘marriage license’ at the top but they are really death certificates for the institution of marriage as it has served society for thousands of years.”

Do Christian leaders not realize that the divorce rate is roughly 50%? Seems to me that the death knell for marriage has already been heard. Some Christians have to realize that we can’t legislate faith. The institution of marriage won’t be saved by fighting for an amendment defining marriage. Marriage will be saved by Christians not getting divorced. The divorce rate among Christians is roughly the same as the national rate — 50%. Here we are, loudly proclaiming that homosexuality marriage will destroy the moral fabric of this country (assuming of course that the country has a moral fabric to be destroyed) while silently slinking into divorce court.