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I’ve made the argument recently that we miss something important by viewing gay marriage as a slippery slope to the normalization of polygamy and other misfortunes. We miss the fact that the present and future mainstreaming of an additional range of once-frowned-upon lifestyles comes from a single conceptual root. I suppose gay marriage could serve as a kind of thought experiment in action — if there’s no reason to oppose this arrangement, what arrangement is there reason to oppose? — but watch this promo clip (via Joe Carter) for TLC’s new polygamy-loving show:
This isn’t the consequence of loosening attitudes toward gay marriage at all, right? Something much deeper is at work, right?