Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Jeepers, I Never Thought of That

Pastor Rod Parsley explains why same-sex marriage would be intolerable:
The legalization of same-sex marriages is far-reaching and has consequences that we have only begun to imagine. If same-sex marriage is legalized, then on what basis can marriage be denied to any other group or coupling? If marriage were a civil right, than what would stop group marriages or what would stop someone from marrying their pet?
(From The Center for Moral Clarity FAQ)

I would imagine the same thing that stops someone from marrying their daughter or the toddler next door.

Admittedly, that's the dumbest portion of Parsley's explanation, but the rest of it isn't much better. You'd think that if you were going to draw a line in the sand over an issue, you'd at least have a more compelling rationale than the slippery slope fallacy coupled with the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, wants to marry their poodle.

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