The natural state of the male is to toss his life away pursuing easy gratification with no commitment. Only by stigmatizing all sexual expression outside of heterosexual marriage will most men commit to one woman and stay around to raise the kids.
Over the past 50 years, this stigmatizing of sexual expression outside of marriage has faded and so has the family in the Western world.
If sex within heterosexual marriage of one man and one woman is not regarded as special and superior to all other forms of sexual expression, civilization will crumble. There’s no more important issue for the 2012 election.
One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea… It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. They’re supposed to be within marriage, for purposes that are, yes, conjugal… but also procreative.
That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. We take any part of that out, we diminish the act. And if you can take one part out that’s not for purposes of procreation, that’s not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women, so why can’t you take other parts of that out? And all of a sudden, it becomes deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure. And that’s certainly a part of it–and it’s an important part of it, don’t get me wrong–but there’s a lot of things we do for pleasure, and this is special, and it needs to be seen as special. Again, I know most presidents don’t talk about those things, and maybe people don’t want us to talk about those things, but I think it’s important that you are who you are. I’m not running for preacher.
I’m not running for pastor, but these are important public policy issues.