The Washington Post
September 28, 2004
By Lila Arzua
Leaders of two dozen Loudoun County churches and religious organizations vowed over the weekend to support the institution of marriage, saying they hoped to prevent thousands of divorces in the county over the next decade.
The pledge, signed at First Mount Olive Baptist Church in Leesburg by 24 pastors and heads of religious communities, seeks “to empower and enrich life-long marriages and to raise up the standard of two-parent families in the community,” according to the document. “In this way, our community will foster an environment that has the greatest likelihood of ensuring the wellbeing of its members, especially its children.”