- Posted by Mary's Advocates
- On July 24, 2020
Stephen Baskerville is a prolific writer against unilateral no-fault divorce. He says the Church has vacated territory that is rightly theirs when they let the no-fault divorce industry take over marriages.
- The social costs of family breakdown and single parent homes is well known and conservatives will write about that.
- But conservatives won’t do anything about no-fault divorce.
- Something happened to the Churches and they caved.
- At one time the Church was the natural forum/counselor/therapist and their counsel had moral component to it.
- The problem is that the churches retreated from that territory and didn’t want to be judgmental.
- They thought somehow that divorce was not their business.
- By vacating this territory, it is the legal industry moves in.
- The lawyers, judges and court-therapist take that turf that the churches had vacated.
- What do the Churches do? Do that express outrage, say you can’t do that, defend the wronged party against this abuse of governmental power?
- No, they do nothing.
- The great churchmen of our past, like Thomas More and John Fisher, stood up to the abuse of governmental power (communists, Nazis, or King Henry VIII)
- Brave churchmen have stood up to the state saying this is God’s territory, not yours.
Baskerville is a professor is a political science professor at Patrick Henry College, and author of Taken into Custody, the War Against Fathers, Family and Marriage and The Politics of Sex. The excerpts featured are from his interview by Suzanne Venker about the divorce industry and the myth of the deadbeat dad. Venker is an author and speaker who says she’s been fighting back against America’s gender war for years and has made it her mission to help others do the same in order to keep their marriages and families strong.