The slippery slope argument is a strong one in this debate.
If marriage is no longer one man, one woman for life, then any number of alternatives seem to be possible. If homosexuals can argue that a loving committed relationship should qualify anyone for the institution of marriage, then other equally binding and loving unions should be recognised.
The arguments used to justify legal same-sex marriage could be used to legalize incest, polygamy or any number of sexual combinations.
The potential for people to take the redefinition of marriage further is enormous and is already being seen where homosexual marriage has been legalised...
"The truth is, all boundaries are smashed when we redefine marriage. There are even groups arguing for the right to marry one’s pet! Called petrosexuality, this new sexuality insists that a person’s love for his or her pet, including sexual relations, should be made official. Thus one Dutch web site encourages people to marry their pets." - Bill Muehlenberg
Now, in Canada, the consequences of the weakening of fundamental Christian values that long upheld the institution of marriage can be seen in the push to allow polygamy. It can only be hoped that Canada, which perhaps not coincidentally has legalized same-sex marriage, will not introduce by judicial fiat a further blow to marriage by allowing the exploitation of women and children.
- Father John Flynn, from 'Marriage in Canada Up for Grabs'
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