Polygamy Now Embraced By Liberals-- Agree with Pro-Family Critics of impact of Gay Marriage says Eugene Delgaudio
Fr. Dwight Longenecker warns at patheos.com that the liberals will force polygamy on society in the same fashion as decriminalizing sodomy and forcing acceptance of gay marriage has been pushed.
Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate says "Going further, we have the question of authority. Who holds true authority over marriage? When a local magistrate conducts a marriage, or sees to a divorce, do YOU recognize the legitimacy of such actions? Whom do we allow to dictate the state of someones affairs?
What would it mean if YOUR church simply declined to acknowledge any marriages conducted only by the state? Would it be good for society? Would it be any worse then the readily broken marriages formed by governments today?, " asks Delgaudio.
Longenecker says "Here's how same sex marriage will lead to a police state: First this article on Slate calls for the legalization of polygamy. The call for polygamy sort of springboards from the argument for same sex marriage. The piece argues from various viewpoints, but the underlying principle is the same: "Let us decide what marriage is."
Here is the defining last paragraph:
"The definition of marriage is plastic. Just like heterosexual marriage is no better or worse than homosexual marriage, marriage between two consenting adults is not inherently more or less "correct" than marriage among three (or four, or six) consenting adults. Though polygamists are a minority-a tiny minority, in fact-freedom has no value unless it extends to even the smallest and most marginalized groups among us. So let's fight for marriage equality until it extends to every same-sex couple in the United States-and then let's keep fighting. We're not done yet."
Here is the real philosophical issue, and it lies beneath the same sex marriage debate-indeed beneath virtually every debate in our society. The proponents of polygamy (in this case) argue that marriage is "plastic". In other words, its elastic. Its rubbery. It stretches. Its jello. It conforms and adapts and changes according to your needs.
Furthermore, marriage is only plastic and elastic because everything else is too. In other words, there is no such thing as Truth.
The Slate article mentioned above can be found here: (click on link)