heritage.org 13 March 2013AbstractMarriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing understanding of marriage; it rejects these truths. Marriage is society’s least restrictive means of ensuring the well-being of children. By encouraging the norms of marriage—monogamy, sexual exclusivity, and permanence—the state strengthens civil society and reduces its own role. The future of this country depends on the future of marriage. The future of marriage depends on citizens understanding what it is and why it matters and demanding that government policies support, not undermine, true marriage.Key Points1 Marriage exists to bring a man and a woman together as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children their union produces.2 Marriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need both a mother and a father.3 Marriage is society’s least restrictive means of ensuring the well-being of children. Marital breakdown weakens civil society and limited government.4 Government recognizes marriage because it benefits society in a way that no other relationship does.5 Government can treat people equally and respect their liberty without redefining marriage.6 Redefining marriage would further distance marriage from the needs of children and deny the importance of mothers and fathers; weaken monogamy, exclusivity, and permanency, the norms through which marriage benefits society; and threaten religious liberty.http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/03/marriage-what-it-is-why-it-matters-and-the-consequences-of-redefining-it
The 2015 Garrett’s Gang Basketball Camp Sponsored by Batesville Chrysler will be taking place on November 21st at The Batesville Middle School.2015 Garrett’s GangBoys or girs currently between the ages of 12-22 are invited to join up for Garrett’s Gang Basketball Camp. All Special Needs are welcome and appreciated. The camp will be held at BatesvilleMiddle School on November 21 from 10:00am-12:15pm.The Batesville Holiday Parade starts at 1pm and runs down Mulberry Street in front of Batesville Middle School if your family has an interest in attending.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Aaron Garrett.