FRC's MARRI Unveils Fifth Index of Family Belonging and Rejection

FRC's MARRI Unveils Fifth Index of Family Belonging and Rejection

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) will be unveiling the fifth annual “Index of Family Belonging and Rejection” at noon on Thursday, February 12th. The Index charts the present intactness of the family in the U.S. by examining the proportion of fifteen- to seventeen-year-olds who grew up in an intact, married family. The “State of the Black Family” report will also be released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1965 release of Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report on the black family.

Dr. Pat Fagan, MARRI Director and Senior Fellow, will speak at this lunchtime lecture, entitled “Labyrinth of Love, Ambivalence, and Sex.” Garland Hunt, Esq. and Star Parker will also be speaking at the release of the Index.

Of the Index’s release, Dr. Fagan released the following statement:

“The truth is that marriage continues to produce as many benefits as ever. The immutable good of marriage is rooted in the creation of the created complementarity of male and female. Through the sexual act man and woman populate the world, but only within marriage will the sexual act produce a stable society. During the last century many worked to change this by severing sexual intercourse and begetting children from marriage.  This social experiment has failed and nowhere is it more visible than in the black family and particularly in the plight of so many young black men without the prospect of a job, a wife and a family they can call their own.  To get there they needed a loving father married to their mother.  Modern social policy and experiments have deprived them of such a father. Modern social policy is fatally flawed in its premises, principles and programs.”  

WHO: Dr. Pat Fagan, MARRI Director and Senior Fellow

            Garland Hunt, Esq.

            Star Parker, President of CURE


WHAT: Fifth Annual “Index of Family Belonging and Rejection” and “State of the Black Family” report


WHEN: Thursday, February 12th Noon to 1 PM EST


WHERE: In Person: Family Research Council, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001





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