History of rape One of the origins of the concept of a marital exemption from rape laws a rule that a husband cannot be charged with the rape of his wife is the idea that by marriage a woman gives irrevocable consent for her husband to have sex with her any time he demands it. Also, American and English law subscribed until the 20th century to the system of coverturethat is, a legal doctrine under which, upon marriage, a woman's legal rights were subsumed by those of her husband. FeenstraU. Marriage was traditionally understood as an institution where a husband had control over his wife's life; control over her sexuality was only a part of the greater control that he had in all other areas concerning her.
By Michael Jensen Posted May 28, The revisionist case has not provided a reasonable definition of marriage beyond saying that if two people want to call their relationship by that name, they should be able to.
Kevork Djansezian We are told there are those in favour of same-sex marriage, and then there are the bigots. But allow me to make the case for traditional marriage as being between one man and one woman, writes Michael Jensen.
The passing of the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage has triggered a round of Australian advocates announcing that it is now "our turn". New Zealand, and we ought to get with the programme.
Whatever our religious views about marriage I believe we have to change this law which discriminates against adult couples on the basis of who they love. How could anyone stand opposed? The terms in which the pro-marriage redefinition case are stated make it sound as inevitable as the dawn, and as unstoppable as the tide.
And these same terms make opposing a redefinition of marriage sound primitive and even barbaric. There are those in favour of change, we are told, and then there are the bigots. Neither does the support of TV stars, comedians, or even Bono. At best, these are arguments from fashion.
It is not even the case that "all the surveys say Australians want it" is a sufficient argument. The surveys say that Australians want capital punishment. They should exercise leadership, not follow opinion.
Get The Drum in your inbox Subscribe to get The Drum delivered to your email twice a day, plus top news headlines and alerts on major breaking stories. Could it really be said that a civil disagreement has taken place? I am not confident that it has.
I would like to make the case for traditional marriage as being between one man and one woman; but to do so with some important qualifications.
One of them is this: There are greater causes in this world than this.
I am more distressed by our inattention to children in detention, or our national greed problem, than by the possibility that the definition of marriage might be changed.Western civilization was built upon three pillars: marriage, Christianity, and family. All three are under assault by Western governments, public and private education, the media, and the entertainment industry.
In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the legality of same-sex marriage in America and roll out the implications of that ruling for individual states.
I expect the ruling to create an alleged constitutional right to same-sex marriage, contrary to God’s created orders, natural law and the inerrant Scriptures. Francis Canavan, S.J., was a professor of political science, a leading Edmund Burke scholar, and an essayist whose thoughts on faith, politics, and culture earned him accolades from many prominent Catholic minds of his time, including Robert P.
George, George Weigel, Richard John . Fr. John Hollowell from Indiana In talking gay “marriage” we so often get bogged down in arguing points about children, the common good, etc.
The Church’s teaching on this topic is much more simple. Undivided – An Open Letter to Vicky Beeching (Vicky Beeching is a relatively well-known Christian singer songwriter who is now better known for being gay and an advocate of the LGBT agenda within the church.
When she came out as gay she knew that her career on . No, the Bible NEVER says all homosexuals will go to hell. That is a myth based primarily on the NIV mistranslation of 1 Corinthians plus the modern Christian mis-interpretation of Revelation