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The dumbest argument?


Hot on the heels of our previous blogpost, we have yet another rant against the slippery slope argument.

Williams concludes:

Frankly, if you’re looking for a reason for opposing marriage equality and the basic rights and dignity of your fellow humans, you might as well just stick with, “I don’t know, it just makes me feel icky, I guess.” Same-sex marriage doesn’t lead to polygamy. And, guess what? It doesn’t erode hetero unions either. And if you want to suggest otherwise, by all means, look up from your lazy reasoning and just try to prove it.

Is she aware of the wider LGBT movement? Is she aware that poly advocates see the normalisation of same-sex relationships as a slippery slope down stairway up?

Williams needs to do more homework before she labels the slippery slope as one of the “oldest, dumbest arguments” and “intellectually laughable”.

On marrying animals: this, this, and this.

On three-person unions: in Brazil, in the Netherlands, and right here in Australia.

Google will lead you to plenty more examples demonstrating the seriousness of the sexual liberation movement.

Polyamory could well be the next civil rights movement.

What, you may ask, is so bad about the sexual liberation movement?

In reality, it brings no liberation at all. Over the past few decades, it has left in its wake a trail of broken hearts and broken families.

Fathers and mothers matter. The model of a man and a woman coming together to form a stable family works.

The biological family plays a foundational role in the well-being of society – and societies that understand that are much more likely to flourish.


2 comments on “The dumbest argument?

  1. anna christina
    November 14, 2012

    I love this! My post today talks about the slippery slope argument too. This is what I usually tell people in half-seriousness:

    Polygamy means one man with multiple wives, one woman with multiple husbands, or group marriage. Therefore, opposite-sex marriage is probably a more likely slippery slope (“if we let him marry one wife, pretty soon he’ll want to marry two or three!”)

    • anna christina
      November 14, 2012

      hmmm, yeah. I actually thought you were joking. turns out you weren’t.

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