Moral Relativism and Multiculturalism
Okay. So I haven't left yet. I found this article today about a report for the federal Justice Department in Canada recommending polygamy be allowed. Of course, Christians have been saying for years that there is a logical slippery slope in allowing gay marriage, and this seems to vindicate those statements. What should be noted is many of the comments in the report appeal directly to multiculturalism and moral relativism. For instance
Criminalization does not address the harms associated with valid foreign polygamous marriages and plural unions, in particular the harms to womenDid you get that? Valid foreign polygamous marriages. Obviously the report's creators have found there is no basis for objective moral truth and so have no way to claim that foreign polygamous marriages are wrong. That moral relativism. They must feel it is intolerant to force their own views of what marriage should be on others.
The report's authors also appeal directly to slippery slope logic
In light of the fact that we have a fairly permissive society . . . why are we singling out that particular form of behaviour for criminalization?Yep. There it is. "We allow all these other behaviours, so why should polygamy be any different?"
I'll leave you with the final two short paragraphs from the article and let you work out who was right and who was wrong.
But the [report] project was also intended to provide the Liberal government with ammunition to help defend its same-sex marriage bill last spring. Opponents argued that the bill, now law, was a slippery slope that would open the door to polygamy and even bestiality.
Another report for the project, also led by two Queen's University professors, dismisses the slippery-slope argument, saying that allowing same-sex marriages promotes equality while polygamous marriages are generally harmful to women's interests and would therefore promote inequality.
An essay on freedom of choice in sexual practice. If a person is capable of mastering the art of mastering the inevitable undercurrents of polygamy then why not?Post a Comment