New organization supports traditional marriage
A group of individuals have come together on campus with the intent of reminding Eastern of what they said is a forgotten value: marriage between a man and a woman.
The group, Love and Truth, was approved by Student Life two weeks ago and immediately began advertising and recruiting around campus several planned events this year.
Joelle Sprague, president of Love and Truth, said men and women each bring a different aspect to a relationship.
“Marriage is under attack in the United States and the world,” said Sprague, a 23-year-old graduate student from Lawrenceburg. “It is not respected or valued in this society anymore,”
The club has planned a tabling event on Powell Corner, received money from the Ruth Institute for conference fees and discussed bringing speakers to campus.
“It would be really great if we could get one couple that’s been married for a long time and one couple that has married younger, to speak on marriage,” Sprague said at a recent club meeting.
The group also talked about bringing a speaker who could speak on behalf of the “biological” benefits of marriage, one of the group’s main values.
According to its mission statement, “… By advocating for the historical, biological and ethical reasons for marriage, Love and Truth aims to uphold the sanctity of marriage and its crucial role of creating the most stable environment for childrearing. Love and Truth’s aspirations are to inform students about the benefits of marriage and why it should be respected, valued and supported in today’s modern era.”
Sprague said a club of this nature is needed on campus because so many other clubs that promote “the opposite” are already on campus.