Speaking at an event at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Rev. Garland Hunt said efforts by homosexual and other activists to redefine marriage defies its creation by God as the sacred union of one man and one woman.
“God created marriage; therefore, he’s the only one that can define it,” said Hunt, president of the nationwide Christian advocacy organization Prison Fellowship.
The event was held to unveil FRC’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute’s (MARRI) 5th annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection, which measures the state of American families and the impact on children between the ages of 15 and 17 based on whether they are being raised by their biological married parents or in other family arrangements.
“Based on 2008-2012 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the U.S. Belonging Index is 46 percent and the corresponding Rejection Index is 54 percent,” the introduction to the report states.
“This means that 46 percent of teenagers aged 15 to 17 have lived with both biological parents always married since their birth, whereas 54 percent of teenagers aged 15 to 17 have lived in broken homes with biological parents who either never married or are no longer married,” it states.
The numbers are even starker for black teenagers, according to the report, with only 17 percent of teens aged 15 to 17 living with both biological married parents.
Following prepared remarks about the report by columnist and author Star Parker, who is also the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, and Hunt, the panelists were asked about the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to hear arguments in June about whether or not state laws banning same-sex marriages are constitutional.
“Contrary to popular opinion, actually the Supreme Court is not the final arbitrator,” Hunt said.
“So we’re lining up with the final arbitrator,” Hunt said, referring to God.
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SOURCE: CNS News