Thursday, April 30, 2009
"If America becomes a place where our children are taken from us by law," Card wrote, "and forced to attend schools where they are taught that cohabitation is as good as marriage, that motherhood doesn't require a husband or father, and that homosexuality is as valid a choice as heterosexuality for their future lives, then why in the world should married people continue to accept the authority of such a government? What these dictator-judges do not seem to understand is that their authority extends only as far as people choose to obey them. How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn."
The Americablog has pointed out that Card is a high-profile Mormon who joined the NMO at a time when the organization is denying accusations that it's actually a front for the LDS, and that the LDS have had a history of violent clashes with the US government.
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