One household becoming two because of divorce not only means more courts but often means more poverty as well – since the wife often falls into poverty. We all pay a price for poverty and no one doubts that poverty is a public issue. Divorce because of its connection with courts and poverty, becomes a public issue.
Teen pregnancy generally means more welfare and therefore that makes sexual promiscuity a public issue. Get my point. Most so- called private moral choices have very real public consequences. We all pay a price one way or another for moral decisions. In any community, every member matters, and it matters what every member does. It really is our business.
Take Away: Morality is a public issue, not merely a private matter.