Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Dave Quist Biography

Title:
Executive Director of the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC)
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The concept that ‘mom’s job’ is having sex with strangers sets the wrong tone for family life. It hurts the woman, it hurts the children; that is an exploitative situation,. If prostitution is legal it affords men the ‘excuse’ to go find sex outside of marriage, when things in the marriage are difficult. That does nothing to enhance the relationship between a man and a woman.

[Prostitution] runs opposite to what relationships are supposed to be. Intimacy and love are not involved; it’s just a purely physical act. It lowers both people to the lowest common denominator.”

LifeSiteNews.com, July 13, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC), 2006-present
  • Conservative Party candidate for Parliament, 2004
  • Former Executive Assistant, MP Reed Elley
Education:
  • MPA, Public Administration, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • BS, University of Oregon
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal?
  2. Is Prostitution a Threat to Marriage?