Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Divorce, Not Gay Marriage, Is the Real Issue for Rescuing Families I'm used to HuffPo posting a bunch of dumbass bullshit, but this takes the cake. This shmuck -- who happens to be a Rabbi (tch, whatever) -- claims that straight people have ruined the institution of marriage through divorce and now they scapegoat gays for wanting to marry as being the reason why it sucks. WTF?! He must've pulled that out from the deeeeeep within the recesses of his ass. The same people who oppose gay marriage also oppose divorce. They always have. In fact, up until recently, there was a divide within several churches about their stance on divorce. And let's not forget, it was social conservatives who opposed no-fault divorce back in the 60s and 70s because they felt it would be detrimental to the institution of marriage. Now that the divorce rate, by the most common estimate, is 50%, people seem to forget that. When the issue was no-fault divorce, women's advocacy groups chided socons for being anti-woman misogynists who didn't want women to have equality and freedom and they just wanted women under the man's thumb. And we see what's happened: women can up and leave if they want (and most divorce is initiated by women), and the divorce rate is super high. Now, socons oppose gay marriage, and gay advocacy groups are chiding them for being anti-gay homophobic bigots who don't want people to have equal rights...hmm. I wonder how that's gonna turn out if gay marriage is actually ever legalized. It's impossible that socons actually see the writings on the wall and have learned from history that when you break up the nuclear family for rapacious special interest groups and people bitching about what they deserve, society becomes more narcissistic and self-serving and decadent, and things get shittier. No, they must just be afraid of gay people. Yeah, right.