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07/24/2014

Michael Brown will save his waning movement by grouping homosexuality with incest

by Jeremy Hooper

The choice to have sexual relations with a member of one's own family has nothing to do with homosexuality. Obviously. The latter is a scientifically recognized sexual orientation that people only learn to dislike because they are taught to do so; the former is a chosen act that is a taboo for reasons that are both apparent and instinctive.

But of course the anti-LGBT movement is on a slippery slope toward irrelevancy and is desperate to do something—anything—to reverse their course. Which is why longtime foe of the Screen Shot 2014-07-24 At 10.04.15 Am'mos Michael Brown has taken to WND (formerly WorldNetDaily) to write a column all about how homosexuality is supposedly a first cousin of incest, and how LGBT activists' ability to make a reasoned, valid, publicly palatable case for acceptance is going to create a world open to brother/mother marriage:

Gay activists constantly tell us that there’s no such thing as a slippery moral slope and that the acceptance of homosexuality will not lead to the acceptance of other sexual practices, such as incest. The facts prove otherwise, and it is clear that we are rapidly sliding down the very slope whose existence they deny.

As I continually chart our society’s moral free fall, the term that best describes our current condition is sexual anarchy, where men can have sex with men just as well with women, where sex outside of wedlock is just as acceptable as sex within wedlock, where marriage doesn’t necessarily mean monogamy and where longstanding social taboos are cast off.
FULL: NEXT STOP ON SLIPPERY SLOPE: INCEST [WND]

Because that's how the other side views both this fight and LGBT people's burden within it. They truly believe, or at least want others to believe, that we are the key that will open Pandora's Box of sexual chaos. Moreover, they insist that LGBT activists have to answer for anything they throw at us, no matter how disconnected, unsought, and wacky it may be. Whereas they can just throw stones based on nothing more than "ooh yucky" or "my religious beliefs tell me no," they demand that we have on-the-ready answers for whatever unrelated fear-mongering they lay at our feet. It's enraging.

The fact is that homosexuality has come into its place of acceptance because it is a valid and valuable thing to support. The reason why activists have progressed is not due to handwork and persistence alone but rather because we have a good case to make. Our fight was to open eyes to the truth. If homosexuality were not supportable as part of our world's spectrum of normalcy, then no amount of pushing would have changed our fates. I know anti-gay activists don't believe this, since they think all of our success is due to a PR campaign that pulled the wool over people's eyes. The reality, however, is that we could not and would not have succeeded if we did not have a credible case to make. If the cause were broken, the public would not have been cowed.

Are there people who are going to try to make case for incest? Maybe. I hope not, frankly. I suspect it would be an infinitesimally small group, since I've never met even one true incest advocate in my thirty-four years of life. But maybe some will make a case, since free will humans can pretty much make a case for anything. If and when that happens, they are going to have a really tough (I would say impossible) fight ahead to make people see interfamilial relationships as beneficial, much less recognized in law. Regardless, any argument they make will be wholly detached from arguments that have made being gay the everyday aspect of life that it is and has always been.

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