For the first time in American history, more than half of all births to American women under 30 are occurring outside of marriage.WORLDmag.com | Another tipping point: Births outside marriage | Marvin Olasky
That’s what Child Trends, analyzing data from the National Center for Health Statistics, found out. The New York Times reported this over the weekend with an apt lead: “It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal.”
UU’s ignore this. It’s the salient demographic fact of our time and I’ve never heard or read a UU discuss it. Partly because we have incoherent theologies of marriage; partly because while we discuss sex we avoid the outcomes. We’ll note instead someone didn’t offer an OWL program.
UUs might start asking how single-Mom friendly is their Church. This will be with us a long time.