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 thePointRadio.org I'm John Stonestreet.
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