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If we define morality…no, if man re-defines morality then the boundaries become elastic and nebulous . Speaking of which the recent agenda in many countries to redefine marriage seems have gone off on a tangent….
The politician who masterminded the gay marriage campaign in Holland says that ‘group marriage’ is now being discussed in the country. Boris Dittrich, a former Dutch politician, gave a video interview about how he successfully introduced gay marriage.
He said, “there is now a discussion in the Netherlands that sometimes people want to marry with three people and maybe even more.
“But that’s the beginning of something completely new and that will take a lot of years I guess.”
He was speaking to a French gay news agency, and he revealed that he softened public opinion to gay marriage by first introducing registered partnerships. He said, “we thought it might be psychologically better to first introduce registered partnerships”.
It was a good decision, he said, because people got used to legally recognised gay unions and called them gay marriages. The next logical step was to introduce full gay marriage by law, he said. Now he admits there are discussions about marriage for more than two people.
Three-way relationships have already been recognised in Holland, under a “cohabitation agreement”.
In Brazil, a relationship of more than two people has been officially recognised. In Canada schools have been encouraged to display posters which promote the acceptance of polygamy. In Australia, a campaign group has formed to push for legal rights for ‘polyamorous’ relationships.
“What if I like my pet cat, why can’t we formalize our relationship?” – this can be an argument on the same grounds if you redefine morality by a human standard. The tendency is always to be more inclusive of popular notion and trends. In fact who then will say no to pedophiles if they demand recognition of their own “moral rights” to happiness on the same grounds? Tricky thing this as we can see now!
What ever happened to God defining morality and marriage? Long ago people used to believe marriage was what the Bible tells us it should be – the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.
That seems to be a standard of morality for an era that has long sailed by! 😦