Harry Benson, adviser to David Cameron, leader of the UK’s Conservative party, has urged the Church of England to stand up for the institution of marriage.
“The Church should stick to its guns and promote marriage and strengthen and encourage it,” he told Radio 4’s Today programme. “If we start increasing the protection for cohabiting families we need to take into account that we may be increasing the problem, building up more family instability, more family break up, in the long term.”
Now maybe I missed the point where the CofE apparently said that cohabiting couples should have the same rights as married couples, but traditionally, at least, the Christian Church has always promoted marriage and family values.
It’s not a solve-all for society’s problems, though it can help.