Friday, July 07, 2017

Normalizing perversion

In the "national dialogue" about homosexual marriage, some social conservatives asked where proponents drew the line. What about incest? Pedophilia? Bestiality? Necrophilia? Proponents either reacted with feigned indignation or shortsighted indignation, as if this was alarmism. But social conservatives were logical and prescient:


  1. Thanks for that link. I wonder, though, if we Christians aren't revealing a weak spot when it comes to objections to pedophilia. When pressed by our opponents, I don't think that we'd be able to provide any prooftexts condemning the practice - or am I wrong? Worse, I could see opponents seizing on the notion of Boaz seeming to be an elder while Ruth appeared to be a young girl. Granted, that's a bit flimsy but I'm not sure what the proper response might be. So I guess I'm asking how you might mount a defence against the claim that the Bible has nothing to say about pedophilia.

  2. Certainly Scripture speaks to such acts out of wedlock. So, the question becomes whether revelation (general or special) speaks to this question. I think general does, corroborated perhaps by civil laws surrounding parental consent.