The Christian Post website reports today (May 13, 2011) that American actress Cameron Diaz -- best known for her role in the 1998 film comedy "There's Something About Mary" -- asserts that marriage is a "dying institution."
Diaz's views of marriage appear in the June 2011 issue of Maxim -- a men's "girlie" magazine. The 38-year-old actress said, "I don't think we should live our lives in relationships based off old traditions that don't suit our world any longer."
Revs. Mike and Trisha Fox -- authors of "Marriage for Today: A Practical Guide for Couples" -- said Diaz's statement is outrageous, but it "actually brings up some very, very fundamental flaws in the way we, as Christians, view marriage."
They encouraged people not to be "affected by Cameron's silly statements" and to "create some new quotes of your own."
Diaz has never been married, but has had close relationships with several men, including her current romantic relationship -- which she has had since July 2010 -- with New York Yankees baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez, often referred to as A-Rod.