Homosexuals have the same rights that I have which is to marry an adult of the opposite sex. It is just as illegal for me, for example, to marry another man, to marry an animal or inanimate object like a bridge, to marry more than one person, to marry a close relative, or to marry someone who is underage. It’s true though, however, that Christian societies regulate sexuality and privilege married heterosexual monogamy as a social good in law and culture above other forms of deviant relationships.
Is this a slippery slope argument? Like I said at Crossroads, “equality” is an idea that is unable to coexist with any other idea, and our history bears this out. We have already traveled well down the slippery slope with devastating consequences. Thanks to the power of the US federal government, free love, miscegenation, and no-fault divorce are already in the rear view mirror. Christian marriage had already been fatally undermined since the Moynihan Report in 1965.
If relationships are to be held to the new US standard of “love,” “attraction” and “individual freedom,” what sense does it make to criminalize adultery? How is “love” reconciled with “individual freedom”? Is “love” even necessary between consenting adults? Why shouldn’t two heterosexual men who are best friends be prevented from getting married for the financial benefits of doing so?
Finally, I don’t agree with your assertion that my own Christian marriage is the equivalent of two or three or four butt banging homosexuals in a polygamous open relationship with a harem of underage boys. I agree, however, that is where the logic of “equal rights” will inevitably lead our culture, which is a destination that I oppose.