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New York appeals court unanimously OKs some incestuous marriages

November 6th, 2014 Comments off

by Ben Johnson

This article was first published October 31, 2014, at

The New York state Court of Appeals has trimmed back a state law banning incestuous marriages, allowing an uncle and niece to marry one another. The decision allows the woman, a Vietnamese immigrant, to avoid deportation. Read more…

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Can sex between brothers and sisters ever be normal?

September 17th, 2012 Comments off


In an interview published Monday, Hollywood director Nick Cassavetes, whose new movie Yellow tells the story of a fictional love affair between an adult sister and brother, claimed that incest is just the latest frontier in people throwing off the shackles of rigid, cultural convention and following their hearts. Read more…

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Leftist Tactics Against Marriage: Have a Road Map but Call it a Slogan

August 15th, 2012 Comments off

How much more vague can you get?

Notice this slogan from Freedom to Marry, an organization dedicated to redefining marriage: Love + Commitment = Marriage. It’s catchy. It’s easy to remember.  And it’s super vague.

People on my side of the debate often assert that SSM will eventually lead to marriage redefinition regarding other components of marriage. Leftists’ reasoning to remove the gender component to marriage will be used by other groups to redefine marriage further. Notice this slogan has no mention of the number of people required or the social reason to have marriage at all. No, under this definition, Read more…

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Anything else on the menu?

July 11th, 2011 24 comments

by Michael Cook

With the legalisation of same-sex marriage, real marriage becomes just one of a range of legally-recognised options.

How is this law going to hurt your marriage? That is the jeer hurled at opponents of New York’s new same-sex marriage law. As the Boston Globe put it memorably some time ago, same-sex marriage will “no more undermine traditional marriage than sailing undermines swimming”. Read more…

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After Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ the Sky’s the Limit

March 31st, 2011 5 comments
The Irish edition of tabloid news magazine The Sun recently covered the story of Penny Lawrence, a 28-year-old woman suffering from Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) who is now pregnant with her father’s child.

If you seriously don’t think there are folks waiting in the wings for same-sex ‘marriage’ to set the legal precedent they need to make what is described above legal – along with absolutely anything else you could imagine – then check out a website called Full Marriage Equality. (They refer to this father and daughter’s relationship as “consanguinarmory”.)

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More on the Incest Case

January 5th, 2011 Comments off

Matthew Franck writes today about how we have lost the moral vocabulary to even talk about what’s wrong with incest. 

natural hierarchies, duties, and trusts are shattered by incest, even between “consenting adults.” But the recent discussions of this matter reveal how decayed is our moral vocabulary for considering it, how nearly lost is any understanding that our various loves have their natures and purposes, which must be respected if those loves are to conduce to our happiness. Only such decay can account for the failure to grasp that a man cannot be a father to his lover, or a lover to his daughter…. Read more…

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Why We Need an Incest Taboo

December 22nd, 2010 15 comments

Albert Mohler weighs in on the incest controversy that we have already discussed on this blog. I want to add one point that I haven’t seen anyone raise. People seem to think that the “ick” factor is not significant because it cannot be entirely explained on rational grounds. (Mohler’s quote from Wm. Saletan is to this effect.)

But we should not entirely dismiss the “ick” factor. To say that incest is “icky” is to say that it is unthinkable. That is what taboos are supposed to do: take a given behavior off the table, to make that behavior completely unworthy of consideration by any decent person.

Why? Because if people start asking themselves, “gee, would sex with my father really be so harmful in this particular case?” or “could I get away with sex with my daughter in this particular case?” Read more…

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