You’ll notice that if you read that American Family Association’s mission statement, it doesn’t say anything about actually helping families in need or showing compassion.
And there is a good reason for that, because as the AFA’s Bryan Fischer explains, America is no longer willing to “subsidize immorality” or help to take care of the “bastard children” of those who conceive children out of wedlock:
The rate at which bastard children were born in 1963, when Lyndon Johnson launched the war on poverty, was seven percent. Meanwhile, we continue to maintain actual marriage penalties in our tax code, including the newly hatched monstrosity of health care reform. So we subsidize illegitimacy and penalize marriage, and we wonder why things get worse rather than better.
And President Obama intends to zero out the one budget item devoted to strengthening marriage in low-income communities.
The place to begin? By reforming state and federal budgets so that we no longer subsidize immorality. It’s time to communicate in policy and not just in words that in America, we expect you to save sex for marriage, to have children only within the marriage relationship, and that we will no longer force American taxpayers to fund the expenses of children they did not conceive and with whom they have no relationship and for whom they have no responsibility.
If you conceive children out of wedlock, we will expect you and your families to find a way to take care of the expenses involved in raising that child. In America, that child is your responsibility and no one else’s. You may look for help to charities funded by private, voluntary, compassion-driven donations, but you may not look to government to force other Americans at gunpoint to take money out of their wallets and fork it over to you. We are no longer going to treat you as helpless little children; we are going to treat you as the responsible adults you can become. It’s time to grow up.