Sunday, May 05, 2013

Don't Bisexuals Have A Right To Polygamy?

The issue of polygamy often comes up in discussions of Biblical ethics, and it's often raised in the context of disputes over homosexual marriage. It may not be long before judges in the United States start applying the reasoning of homosexual marriage advocates more consistently. We may soon be getting rulings from judges to the effect that it's unconstitutional for the state to not recognize polygamous marriages. If homosexuals have a right to marriage, don't bisexuals as well? If bisexuals are to marry both sexes, polygamy will need to be allowed. In these and other contexts, it's important that Christians know how to address the issue of polygamy.

Here's a post I wrote several years ago on the subject. I address the evidence against polygamy in the Old and New Testaments and early patristic Christianity. I also interact with some defenders of polygamy in the comments section of the thread. Some other topics related to polygamy are addressed in the comments section of the thread here. And here's something Matthew Schultz wrote.

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