Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tony Perkins On Polygamy Lawsuit: We Warned You This Was Coming

Last night the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins sent out a bulletin about the lawsuit filed by the cast of Sister Wives. It goes as you'd expect.
There are times when groups like FRC don't enjoy being right. And the fallout from the New York same-sex "marriage" law is one of them. Those of us who have spent years in the fight for marriage have cautioned Americans where this brave new world could lead. And it isn't to "equality." Once marriage is redefined, we warned, polygamy and open infidelity won't be far behind. People accused us of exaggerating the stakes. Yet within days of Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signing his name to the New York law, a man and his four wives felt emboldened enough to launch a challenge to Utah's polygamy ban.

In the suit, they argue that the law violates the equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment. In an interview with the New York Times, Kody Brown said, "We only wish to live our private lives according to our beliefs." Sound familiar? Homosexual activists have used this same "privacy" argument for decades. And while I believe in those rights, these acts are not constrained to the bedroom. They have devastating implications for society and the culture as a whole. For homosexuals, this has never been about "benefits" or "equality." It's about a devastating strategy meant to destroy innocence, religious freedom, and ultimately, the family.
Have a great day destroying innocence, everybody!