an observation by E. Manning, senior writer, family rights advocate and retired economist.
Pastor Rick Warren questioned each electoral candidate for an hour recently and failed to mention family breakdown and divorce. If there is any moral or religious issue for America, it is the breakdown of the family and the promotion of that breakdown by political forces. Many millions of children are being separated from a parent that they love and need, usually for entirely selfish purposes on the part of at least one parent.
This concern isn’t about father’s rights, the rights of children or the rights of a mother to choose anything. The concern is about the supposed sanctity of the family by religious leaders in an election year during a period of great contention. As a rising star among prominent religious leaders, Rick Warren failed to make the family an election topic.