So I started a page at Facebook…

It’s called “The Para-Marriage Slippery Slope Straw Man Dossier” and is a “documentary dossier for evidence that endorsing one form of ‘non-traditional marriage’ logically and pragmatically leads to all other forms.”

The idea is that proponents of monogamous heterosexual families (i.e. the connubial state) are often accused of arguing fallaciously about a “slippery slope,” as if allowing gay marriage would lead to an endless series of degradations of marital commitment. This is a straw man, however, since there are people–particularly even some advocates of “gay marriage”–who do in fact recognize the logical entailment of “widening the definition of marriage.” That’s what the dossier wants to keep track of. The following two news stories set me into action on this topic.

§ Nefarious conservatives arguing from the “slippery slope” again! Oh…wait.

           New Sexual Revolution: Polyamory May Be Good for You: What swinging couples and committed polyamorists can teach monogamists about love

By Stephanie Pappas and LiveScience

 
§ Another craven reactionary Christian smears “gay marriage”. Oh…wait. 
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About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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