‘Gay marriage’ will break down incest taboo: French cardinal
LYONS, September 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Should France legalize same-sex “marriage”, there is little reason to think that legalised incest or polygamy will not be the next item on the list for the sexual revolutionaries, according to France’s senior Catholic prelate. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the Archbishop of Lyons, annoyed one of France’s most prominent homosexual politicians when he said this weekend that that “gay marriage” legislation promised by the country’s new Socialist government, “could have innumerable consequences”.
Cardinal Barbarin told RCF Christian radio, “Afterward they will want to create couples with three or four members. And after that, perhaps one day the taboo of incest will fall”.
“The first page of the Bible, which says that marriage unites a man and a woman, has more force and truth, crossing cultures and centuries, than incidental or transient decisions made by a parliament,” he said. “This is a choice of the government with which we do not agree.”
The Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe, who is a Socialist and openly homosexual, denounced the suggestion that “gay marriage” will lead to further breakdown of social restrictions on deviant sexual practices. Delanoe said the cardinal had “flipped his lid” and called the comments “shocking and even surprising,” as well as “downright ugly”.
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The notion that legalised “gay marriage” will logically lead to acceptance and legalisation of a progressively wider array of sexual deviances is routinely ridiculed by the movement’s defenders. In Australia this week, following the defeat of a bill proposing to legalise “same-sex marriage”, Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi was asked to resign by his party’s leader over comments he made in a speech in the House. Bernardi was asked to resign from his opposition shadow cabinet post when he said that legalisation of “gay marriage” would lead to multi-partner arrangements or even acceptance of bestiality.
Bernardi said, “The next step…is having three people that love each other be able to enter into a permanent union endorsed by society, or four people.
“There are even some creepy people out there, who say that it’s OK to have consensual sexual relations between humans and animals. Will that be a future step?” he asked.
The outraged reaction to comments like this has become the norm from homosexual activists and their allies on the front lines of politics, and the media. However, the movement’s own publications show that the cardinal and the Australian senator were saying nothing that would surprise homosexual activists themselves.
Despite the public outrage at the suggestion by professional homosexual activists and politicians like the mayor of Paris, it is common to find at “Gay Pride” festivities, in homosexual newsletters, magazines and websites, open advocacy for legalisation of pedophilia and/or the abolition of age of consent laws, as well as an almost unlimited variety of “alternate lifestyles”. In such venues it is not uncommon to find groups and individuals working to break down the social taboos against incestuous relationships or even bestiality.
The question of polygamy or “polyandry” - the widely accepted term three or four-partnered unions – is wide open, particularly with the influx of non-Western immigrants who carry with them a cultural acceptance of polygamy. The Netherlands has already followed the logic, allowing a three-partnered union under a legal “cohabitation contract”.
Within the homosexual community, the promotion of these ideas is a normal part of the subculture. Since 2001, the movement has held a well-attended conference that focuses on eliminating all social, legal, and moral boundaries on sex. The organisers of the annual Transcending Boundaries conference, announced, “Attendees can expect programming on issues related to those who blur the lines of sex, gender, sexual and relationship orientations, including the Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Genderqueer, Intersex, Kinky/BDSM, Polyamory and other allied communities”.
Attendees are offered workshops and lectures on integrating their alternate lifestyles into every aspect of daily life. “There will be 101 and Intro level topics, as well as programming that looks at activism; relationships, families and parenting; spirituality and religion; interactions with professionals and health care issues; writing/creative arts; and identity and community”.