A Petition to Stop Divorce?

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    Someone told me there is a petition floating around in California to stop Divorce.

    Divorce destroys the sanctity of marriage and its powerful influence on the betterment of society. This proposition would keep the very meaning of marriage from being transformed into nothing more than a contractual relationship between two adults. Prohibiting divorce between heterosexual married couples will keep the interests of children and families intact. We will continue to celebrate marriage as the union of husband and wife, not as a relationship between "Party A" and "Party B." The marriage of a man and a woman has been at the heart of society since the beginning of time and it promotes the ideal opportunity for children to be raised by a mother and a father in a family held together by the legal, communal, and spiritual bonds of marriage. As a society we should put the best interests of children first, and those interests lie in traditional marriage. Permitting divorce destroys marriage as we know it and causes a profound harm to society. We should be restoring marriage, not undermining it.


    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/protect-marriage-protect-children-prohibit-divorce
     
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    No way. If you're going to use children as an excuse, kindly remember that fighting parents, and parents that can no longer stand each other are far more detrimental to the childs well being than divorce.
     
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    Hmph. And to think I took the paragraph posted at face value, and didn't bother reading the link.
     
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    I guess I would have been up a creek if Divorce was against the law having 2 under my belt already....he he
     
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    Is it 1952 again?
     
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    According to whom, exactly?
     
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    I didn't read the entire petition, so I'm a bit unclear as to their specifics, but I don't think you can simply outlaw all divorce. Even God doesn't prohibit ALL divorce.

    Not a bad idea to make them a bit harder to obtain, though. Might make some people think a little more seriously before getting married in the first place.
     
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    Well, let's start with according to ME.

    Do you think it's healthy for a kid to see their parents constantly fighting and screaming at each other?
     
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    As opposed to having their parents living in different houses?

    I won't say I don't think it's an excellent idea for the parents to get some counseling and work out their problems, or at least learn to fight like adults instead of screaming and acting out in front of their kids. But I also won't say that I buy the self-serving twaddle people try to sell about how their divorce was "for the children".
     

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