Category: Theology

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What If It’s Not a Slippery Slope?

There is this idea that gets passed around conservative circles that if we, as a society affirm same-sex marriage, that it’s a slippery slope. The argument is that if we open this door, that it will open up doors to beastiality, legalized pederasty, polygamy, and so on.  In the Church, it’s even more pointed and even more fear based. If we, as a Church, allow for the affirmation of LGBTQ+ identities and same-sex relationships/marriage, that this inevitably leads to affirming beastiality (having sex with animals) and pedophilia (the sexual abuse of children). The argument goes that because queer individuals report that this is an inborn, immutable quality about their person, that those who are sexually attracted to animals or who…