GAY SEX LEADS TO INCESTSAYS HEAD OF FAMILY FIRM

From THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:

Allowing same-sex couples to marry could lead to the acceptance of polygamy and incest, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, has warned.

"Ensuring public honour of same-sex relationships by calling them marriages is an abuse of marriage itself," he said.

Some of the unwelcome consequences of same-sex marriage would be the undermining of the family unit and a demand for equal treatment in sex education, where "the normalisation of homosexuality" would be assumed.

COMMENT: Well, the Head Of The Family Firm should know all there is to know about incestuous relationships. He's always "getting into bed" with his nearest and dearest.

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GAY SEX LEADS TO INCESTSAYS HEAD OF FAMILY FIRM — 4 Comments

  1. Allowing same-sex couples to marry could lead to the acceptance of polygamy and incest, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, has warned.

    Could lead? As in it’s only a possibility? Not inevitable? Archbishop Jensen, you just conceded the argument. People don’t avoid doing something just because something bad could happen as a result. We still cross the street despite the fact that a car could come flying out of nowhere and hit us. We still have surgeries despite the fact that something could go terribly wrong, resulting in deaths.

    The fact that gay marriage could lead to the things you mention — and I think your claims are a stretch — simply isn’t a good enough argument. You need to demonstrate that the likelihood of those results is high enough to merit denying the justice that would be served by granting same-sex marriages.

    Some of the unwelcome consequences of same-sex marriage would be the undermining of the family unit and a demand for equal treatment in sex education, where “the normalisation of homosexuality” would be assumed.

    Again, Archbishop, I don’t see how same-sex marriage undermines the family unit. Are mixed-sex marriages going to suddenly implode just because same-sex marriages occur? Will heterosexuals suddenly become sterile? Lose interest in their partners? I’m sorry, but I’m not buying it.

    As for equal treatment in sex education, Archbishop, why do you consider that a bad thing? Sex education is about understanding what sex is, what it involves, what risks are involved, and all the other information one needs to make informed choices. Don’t you want everyone to be able to make smart, informed choices about sex? Both heterosexual and gay youth?

  2. “This claim for a right to be married could open the way for other forms, such as polygamous marriages or perhaps even marriage between immediate family members.”

    [snark]
    But, Archbishop, polygamy is the norm throughout most of Scripture (Solomon, David, Gideon, etc.) and marrying kin is commanded in (Deut. 25:5) and in (Lev. 18:18). So, by your statement, same-sex marriage would bring people closer to following Scripture. Don’t you want people to follow the Bible?
    [/snark]

  3. On a less snarky and more bothersome note, please compare the following two quotes.

    “It imposes, through social engineering, a newly minted concept of marriage on a community that understands it in quite another way…This claim for a right to be married could open the way for other forms, such as polygamous marriages or perhaps even marriage between immediate family members.”-Archbishop Jensen

    “To tamper with that definition, or to engage in some Orwellian social engineering about the nature and purpose of marriage, is perilous to all of us. If the definition of marriage is continually being altered, could it not in the future be morphed again to include multiple spouses or even family members?” Archbishop Timothy Dolan

    So now the Aussie Anglicans are getting talking points from the head of the USCCB? Veeeeery interesting.