Thursday’s episode of the Current Television show “Viewpoint,” host John Fugelsang interviewed the leader of the Catholic League, Bill Donahue. The interview centered around Donahue’s outspoken position against marriage equality for gays. During the interview however, Donahue made the claim that marriage has nothing to do with love.
Donahue asserts that the Ten Commandments states that people should honor thy father and mother, not honor thy father and thy father. Fugelsang responds by pointing out that has nothing to do with love. This prompts Donahue to surprisingly state:
“But marriage has nothing to do with love.”
Donahue goes further saying:
“It’s one of the most bizarre ideas in the whole world that you have be in love to get married. Usually, it is a form of duty.”
It should be pointed out that Biblically speaking, Donahue is correct. Marriage has nothing to do with love, but was a form of ownership. Fathers would sell off their daughters to worthy men. Women were the property of their fathers and then became the property of their husbands.
Fortunately, in modern society we no longer support the “tradition” view of marriage. Instead, in our society people are free to marry for love and usually do.
Incidentally, Catholicism also has nothing to do with love.