Rejecting Biblical Marriage is a Steep Slippery Slope

Now that homosexual activists have gathered to themselves six states to permit homosexual “couples” to obtain marriage contracts, the figurative barn door is wide open for any kind of “marriage” that the mind can conceive.

Case in point: In a New York Times opinion piece, ominously titled “How Moral Norms Evolve,” Stanford University Law Professor Ralph Richard Banks claims the cases against polygamy and incest are not nearly as strong as most people imagine.

He writes:

“Over time, our moral assessments of these practices will shift, just as they have with interracial marriage and same sex marriage. We will begin to take seriously questions that now seem beyond the pale: Should a man and two wives be permitted to live together as a family when they assert that their religious convictions lead them to do so?

A while back, ABC News had a disturbing article on its website entitled, “When One Lover Just Doesn’t Cut it.” The article described a woman named Terisa Greenan as being “madly in love with two different men.” She and her partners are said to “belong to a small group that believes people have the right to form their own complex relationships with multiple partners.” This is known as polyamory.

The story also quotes Ashara Love, who believes so-called “multiple-partner marriage” should be a civil right.

“Many of us adopt another name because it provides us with protection from being outed,” she said. “We are the next generation after the gay and transgender communities.”

“We have rights to love any way we want unless we are harming other people,” said Love. “Like the air we breathe, we have a right to be and do and say whatever is our full expression, and this to me is a civil right.”

Sound familiar?

Scripture is abundantly clear on the structure and function of the family: One man and one woman, united for life, raising godly children. But you can expect these pro-polygamy arguments to gain more and more of an audience as our culture continues to reject God’s intentions for sexuality. The ABC News article even predicts it:

The most vocal polyamorists want the right to marry — as a cluster.

Some polys support legalizing civil unions or incorporating their “clusters” as a corporation to gain health care and joint property rights. But [their] biggest concern is raising awareness so polys do not lose their children or jobs.

Meanwhile, the ACLU’s official policy position for the past 20 years has been that prohibiting polygamy is unconstitutional.

It appears for those on the left, the evolution has begun.

Matthew 19:4-6

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”