Skip to comments.SBC’s Land: Polygamy Will Follow Gay Marriage
Posted on 03/25/2013 8:14:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
With the Supreme Court set this week to hear two historic challenges to the traditional definition of marriage, pro-family advocates are charging that legalizing gay marriage would inevitably lead to the legalization of polygamy as well.
No question about it, Dr. Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview Monday afternoon. If you make the ultimate value a persons right to express their sexuality with another person and to have that identified as marriage, then how do you keep polygamy from happening?
How do you keep consensual adult siblings from getting married? he added. How do you keep a consensual father and adult daughter from getting married? Incest and polygamy will come right after it.
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There will be no rules. Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.
It’s a slippery slope, all right.
If we’ve arrived at a state in which the word “marriage” can be defined as anything we, personally, wish it to mean, then why can’t I “marrry” a sheep, or a dog, or a horse?
Didn’t someone somewhere marry a building?
When can I marry my dog? (Besides, she's always happy to see me and never gives me any lip.)
of course polygamyis next , hell if Roberts helps his homosexual family with his decision etc then all sorts of marriage is out there and certainly the lawsuits will follow but most of all
it will be the end of religious freedom churches , priests, adoption agencies all forced to go along with a sick sham because the law was passed by a handful of those who seek to benefit and a party which let in those who pushed a communist agenda, let them have a platofrm at conventions and let them run in our primaries like Paul
Traditionally, the consent of the other party is required. With animals, getting their verified consent may be an issue. However, if we are heading into a new Dark Ages, with heavy feudal overtones and a strong flavor of Might Makes Right, then I think the concept of consent will be waived. You can marry women who hate you — what does their opinion matter? And you can marry dogs and sheep — who will stop you?
‘Cause if marriage means anything, it means nothing.
Yes it will, but that unseemly sounding word 'polygamy', and its cousin 'bigamy', are already being discarded for the nicer sounded 'group marriage', which covers all possible combinations.
I remember that one
It seems like a no brainer to me. If gay marriage is constitutionally mandated, then polygamy is really just the merest corollary to that.
Please try to keep up. Polyamory is next. You can marry anything. You can marry a tree if you want. Maybe even a forest.
Christianity made it through those early years in the midst of pagan societies just like ours. Corinth comes to mind. Remember, "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31
“Cause if marriage means anything, it means nothing.”
You mean if it means everything...
question - do US civil unions preclude the ability to have multiple civil unions or more than two members to the union?
True. Christianity will survive these “fabulous” changes in our society and probably come out of it stronger than ever.
Dennis Rodman married himself.
Well if the pologamy people start donated millions and millions of dollars to the democratic party it may very well happen.
They could be like a marriage corporation where everybody in the family is married to everybody every generation. In a community property state, there would be no inheritance and I cannot even think of what other ramifications would come into play.