Here we go. After telling us for years that our “slippery slope” arguments were absurd, liberals will have to finally admit that they were lying the whole time. Lying or ignorant. Either way, it is obvious to anyone that the legalization of gay marriage was only the first brick in the construction of a new Liberal America.
In Montana on Tuesday, a man named Nathan Collier applied for a marriage license that would allow him to make his polygamist household legitimate in the eyes of the law. Together with his wives Victoria and Christine, Collier filed his application in Billings after being inspired by the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. If denied the license, Collier has said that he will sue.
“It’s about marriage equality,” he told the AP. “You can’t have this without polygamy.”
Collier’s application was denied upon receipt, but county officials immediately realized they were faced with a thorny situation. If the Supreme Court has decided that gay marriage is protected by the 14th Amendment, what would possibly be the justification for laws banning polygamy? They told Collier they would consult with the county attorney’s office before making a final decision on the application.
What that decision will be remains to be seen, but it’s difficult to understand how polygamy bans can stand when same-sex marriage bans cannot. In fact, the Supreme Court’s decision opens numerous bizarre avenues for the future of marriage. Long understood to be the union of a man and a woman, the court’s ruling changed the concept in a fundamental way. Is marriage now only between two people, regardless of gender? Or is marriage whatever we want it to be?
Chief Justice John Roberts predicted this in his dissent, warning that polygamists could make the exact same arguments in their quest for legalized marriage.
A Strange Future
When you begin tearing down structural institutions that have survived for thousands of years, you invite a strange, unpredictable future where no cow is too sacred. Progress is one thing; progress that denies the very foundation of human civilization is quite another. Even if you aren’t religious, you must surely understand that we are in uncharted waters.
According to same-sex marriage supporters, this is all about love and tolerance. Equality. Compassion. What they refuse to understand is that Christians are not synonymous with the Westboro Baptist Church. Most Christian conservatives do not spend their days and nights hating gay people. Most don’t even have the slightest interest in “converting” them.
But this is about much more than religion, love, and emotional buttons. This is about the future of the human race and the destiny of American civilization. And we have spent far too much time listening to the gay agenda and far too little time studying the potential consequences of these fundamental changes.
Polygamy may be next, but what’s next after that? Which boundaries will fall in the next twenty years? How much can we change before we no longer recognize the country? If we make it so that it’s impolite or even criminal to discuss these matters, we will head blindly into the future with no structural foundation to ground us. We’ve blacked out the windshield and we’ve thrown the GPS into the nearest river. Maybe we’ll wind up somewhere nice purely by chance, but the odds are overwhelmingly against us.