Romney criticized for advocating that graduates get married and have families

You just have to shake your head at some liberals who think that having a baby is like catching a disease.

Mitt Romney gave the commencement address at Southern Virginia University, a largely Mormon school, where he told the grads to marry young and have children.

He quoted Psalms 127:

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

And then urged the young people to find someone and settle down as soon as they can:

Some people could get married but choose to take more time, they say, for themselves. Others plan to wait until they're well into their 30s or 40s before they think about getting married. They're going to miss so much of living, I'm afraid. From the beginning of recorded time the prophet Adam recorded this life secret: "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife." Marriage is a gift from God. Now, some may dismiss the counsel coming from the Bible because it comes from a book which they've discarded. But the Bible is one of two things: either it's the word of God, as I believe, or it's the product of brilliant philosophers and sages who've observed lives and and nations and civilizations and history over thousands and thousands of years. Either way, the Bible is a pearl of wisdom, the distillation of lessons of life. So when it says "marry," listen.

This proved way too much for some CNN analysts who proceeded to lambast Romney as a "fanatic" and explain why single women wouldn't vote for him.

On Thursday, Piers Morgan and guests scoffed at Romney's touching remarks.  The LA Times' Maeve Reston criticized him for being "very much into his marriage and his 'quiver of kids,'" and Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill labeled him a "religious fanatic." Meanwhile, Morgan giggled like a schoolgirl.

Reston said "the real Mitt Romney" emerged in that talk and that he was "very much into his 'quiver of kids'" and that's the reason single women didn't vote for him.

Lamont Hill said that Romney was a "religious fanatics" for believing in the family and "telling 21 year old college graduates (sic) to have binders full of kids."

Most college grads are 22 but who cares about accuracy from this schmuck?

Why would single women fear a man who was dedicated to his family? The successful demonization of Romney had nothing to do with his family and everything to do with his anti-abortion position as well as the despicable portrayal of Romney as someone who would ban contraception. And it's just silly to say that advocating for young people to marry early because marriage is such a blessing is religious fanaticism.

Perhaps CNN should hire some analysts who have a little healthier outlook on kids and family.


You just have to shake your head at some liberals who think that having a baby is like catching a disease.

Mitt Romney gave the commencement address at Southern Virginia University, a largely Mormon school, where he told the grads to marry young and have children.

He quoted Psalms 127:

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

And then urged the young people to find someone and settle down as soon as they can:

Some people could get married but choose to take more time, they say, for themselves. Others plan to wait until they're well into their 30s or 40s before they think about getting married. They're going to miss so much of living, I'm afraid. From the beginning of recorded time the prophet Adam recorded this life secret: "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife." Marriage is a gift from God. Now, some may dismiss the counsel coming from the Bible because it comes from a book which they've discarded. But the Bible is one of two things: either it's the word of God, as I believe, or it's the product of brilliant philosophers and sages who've observed lives and and nations and civilizations and history over thousands and thousands of years. Either way, the Bible is a pearl of wisdom, the distillation of lessons of life. So when it says "marry," listen.

This proved way too much for some CNN analysts who proceeded to lambast Romney as a "fanatic" and explain why single women wouldn't vote for him.

On Thursday, Piers Morgan and guests scoffed at Romney's touching remarks.  The LA Times' Maeve Reston criticized him for being "very much into his marriage and his 'quiver of kids,'" and Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill labeled him a "religious fanatic." Meanwhile, Morgan giggled like a schoolgirl.

Reston said "the real Mitt Romney" emerged in that talk and that he was "very much into his 'quiver of kids'" and that's the reason single women didn't vote for him.

Lamont Hill said that Romney was a "religious fanatics" for believing in the family and "telling 21 year old college graduates (sic) to have binders full of kids."

Most college grads are 22 but who cares about accuracy from this schmuck?

Why would single women fear a man who was dedicated to his family? The successful demonization of Romney had nothing to do with his family and everything to do with his anti-abortion position as well as the despicable portrayal of Romney as someone who would ban contraception. And it's just silly to say that advocating for young people to marry early because marriage is such a blessing is religious fanaticism.

Perhaps CNN should hire some analysts who have a little healthier outlook on kids and family.


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