The Slippery Slope

November 18, 2008

“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.” – Lamentations 3:40

Think about the consequences of legalizing gay marriages. What doors have now opened? If marriage is redefined to include same-sex relationships, how in the name of justice can you not allow other types of relationships? There will be the cry for incestuous marriages, marriage between immediate family members, and polygamy. How could anybody object if marriage is redefined to allow any relationship between consenting adults? And in regard to polygamy, doesn’t the concept of “equal justice under the law” now require that we accommodate all religious beliefs? Well, since the Koran allows four wives, banning polygamy is certainly anti-Muslim. And in a culture that worships multi-culturalism, we sure don’t want to be discriminatory in that regard.

Now you are probably saying, “Bryant, you’re being silly. Nothing like that could ever happen in this country.” Let me ask you a question. In the 1970’s, could you have imagined someone declaring, “Someday same-sex marriages will be legalized?” After all, that had never happened in any nation in the history of man! But there has been a dramatic social change in the past twenty or thirty years, with societies embracing so-called tolerance and reversing their traditional moral beliefs. For example, abortions are now routine and homosexual marriage is now legal in many countries and states. Is legalized polygamy and incestuous marriage really that far-fetched?

The only chance we have to save ourselves as a nation, as a world, is to return to the One who wrote the manual what is right and wrong…the Giver of Truth…God Himself.