Skiing the Slippery Slope

Some slopes are just really slippery. Like this one. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I'm John Stonestreet with The Point.

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When legalizing gay marriage first became a major issue, many Christians said legitimizing these relationships would lead to legitimizing other sexual preferences viewed as unthinkable. Those who made this argument were accused of resorting to slippery slope fallacies. "That'll never happen," supporters of gay marriage said. "They're separate issues." Nobody says that anymore. So, a recent article in Slate arguing that polyamory is no different from homosexuality hardly raised an eyebrow. The anonymous author of this piece argued that polyamory is hardwired. In other words, "They're born that way." Sound familiar? If this justifies homosexuality, says the author, it justifies polyamory. In fact, it justifies any relational behavior. Any preference once considered revolting must be endorsed. Even, argues Anthony Esolen at The Witherspoon Institute, something like pedophilia. Look, ideas have consequences. You might say, their slopes are slippery. For I'm John Stonestreet.

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Further Reading

Is Polyamory a Choice?
By Lane Degregory|Tampa Bay Times|October 17, 2013

The Moral Structure of Pedophilia

by Anthony Esolen||September 30, 2013



Why do we talk about whether homosexuality will "lead to" polyamory. The problem with homosexuality is that it leads to homosexuality.