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Modern Attacks on the Family Were Seen and Foreseen By G.K. Chesterton

September 23, 2018

The English Catholic writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) saw all attacks on the family as attacks also on civilization, writes Dale Ahlquist in Crisis Magazine.

Among these attacks, he said, are divorce, contraception, and homosexuality.

“It is safe to say that Chesterton stood up against every trend and fad that plagues us today because every one of those trends and fads undermines the family,” Ahlquist writes. “Big Government tries to replace the family’s authority, and Big Business tries to replace the family’s autonomy. There is a constant commercial and cultural pressure on father, mother, and child. They are minimized and marginalized and, yes, mocked. But as Chesterton says, ‘This triangle of truisms, of father, mother and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.’”



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