In America, progressives and the mainstream media promote homosexual marriage over traditional marriage for the sake of political expediency and their agendas. Politicians who gain political hay by promoting 'class warfare' have a vested interest in establishing a voting base of more single mothers out there needing government assistance. Thus, those in need are inclined to vote for politicians who promise them a free ride.
However the numbers show with shocking clarity that the best way to fight child poverty is to promote the institution of marriage. Government programs do not effectively fight child poverty.
On Wednesday, The Heritage Foundation introduced a new web page illustrating how marriage protects against child poverty. The new web page features 14 charts, a new Special Report for the U.S. as a whole, and charts and research for each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. (h/t the Last Tradition)
The research shows that U.S. children in married-parent families are 82 percent less likely to be poor than are their peers in single-parent homes. Similar statistics hold true for California (marriage drops the poverty rate by 74 percent), Wyoming (87 percent), Illinois (85 percent), and Connecticut (91 percent). (The Last Tradition - op cit)
I am not condemning single-parent households. However, the solution to financially healthy children would seem to be clear. In an age and in a place where so much money is spent to promote homosexuality as a solution to -- I'm not really sure what it's a solution to, but if you look at the recent political convention, the gay/lesbian/transgender crowd sure got a lot of attention as being something to aspire to. That's precisely the WRONG place to put emphasis.
We instead, need to focus on STRENGTHENING nuclear families and finding a way to reduce child poverty in America. Today