Saturday, June 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

Letters to the Editor: Joshua Duran

Dear Editor,

Approving Referendum 74 will lead to the deconstruction of marriage. An example of how redefining marriage contributes to the deconstruction of marriage is its provision decreeing that husbands can be women and wives can be men. Any person with an ounce of common sense knows this is not true!

When marriage ceases to have its historic meaning and understanding, over time fewer and fewer people will marry. We will have an inevitable increase in children born out of wedlock, an increase in fatherlessness, a resulting increase in female and child poverty and a higher incidence of all the documented social ills associated with children being raised in a home without their natural parents.

Ultimately, we as a society all suffer when we fail to nourish a free, thriving marriage culture founded on the truth experienced by virtually every civilization in every nation since the dawn of time. Marriage is the union of one man and one woman

Joshua Duran

Bonney Lake