A recipe for disaster
3:36pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Letters
SAME-sex marriage has not yet been institutionalised in Great Britain, but it is on the cards courtesy of David Cameron, Westminster Government, and Alex Salmond, Scottish Government. The thinking in our liberal society these days to marriage comes from the dominant concept of love and human sexuality today which argues that you can’t choose who you are attracted to. This line of argument suggests, that whether chosen or not, this attraction, love, sentiment should always be consummated.
That is the dominant argument that governs modern understanding of sexuality. It says nothing about family; it says nothing about children but what it does provide is a licence for any form of sexual coupling that is consensual. This argument will give you an argument for same-sex marriage but it will also give you an argument for polyandrous marriage: multi-partner marriage and incestuous marriage. This current trend of thinking in which we find ourselves is a trajectory which is going to take us further and further in this direction.
As marriage is reduced at the end of the day simply to the satisfaction of sexual appetite, combined with liberal divorce laws, it is a recipe for disintegration, and disaster.
Norman Plaisted Vivian Road, Newport