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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Gay Marriage and Polygamy

I don't exactly agree with every sentiment expressed by Charles Krauthammer here, but I do appreciate his basic point. If gay marriage is deemed permissible, then our society has no basis to outlaw polygamy.

A new HBO program, Big Love, is about a modern, suburban, renegade Mormon, polygamous family. I haven't seen it. It's brand spanking new. But according to Krauthammer, it is sparking discussion.

Gay marriage proponents will note that traditional marriage has two components:
1) Two individuals
2) Opposite gender

They propose that the #2 component is arbitrary. But if that is the case, then who can say that #1 is not arbitrary as well?

And quite honestly, while I believe that Natural Law indicates marriage should be one man and one woman, there is a whole lot more historical precedent for polygamy than there is for gay marriage.

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Petersen said...

Polygamy is fine with me. So it is gay marriage. But white on white!! That is an outrage. :)

Petersen - aka the Fashion Police

This Pastor's Wife said...

Thanks for the heads up on this one. We just happened to have a free Cinemax/HBO weekend through Dish Network while being snowed in this past couple of days.

I walked into the living room and my husband had just turned to this program. I was able to tell him I saw what it concerned on your blog ... after a handful of minutes he saw for himself why he should turn the channel.

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