Can Someone Please Explain?
Now that the right to marry is shared equally by all under the constitution, conservatives and religious zealots are tying themselves into knots, furious that such a horrific thing should ever come to pass.
"We're heading down the slippery slope", they say. "Polygamy will be next. And then marriages based on incest and bestiality." This is the end of traditional marriage. What would the God of Abraham say about the abomination of polygamy? Well, perhaps they shouldn't use that one as an argument for "traditional" marriage. It seems that Christians abandoned the traditional Jewish practice of polygamy, and adopted monogamy from Roman culture (you know, the evil empire they so despised). But they didn't abandon the tradition of slavery until more recent times.