Friday, March 17, 2006

That Slippery Slope

By Judith

In the January/February 2006 issue of Gilbert Magazine, the publication of the American Chesterton Society, there comes this news item. It's short, so I'll just print the two paragraphs here.

"Did you hear the one about the Jewish woman who married a dolphin?

"Sharon Tendler of England married Cindy, a bottle-nosed dolphin at Dolphin Reef in the sourthern Israeli port of Eilat. 'It's not a perverted thing. I do love this dolphin. He's the love of my life...It's not a bad thing. It's just something that we did because I love him...' She wore a white dress and flowers in her hair and..."

First it was divorce, then re-marriage, then men wanting to marry men and women, women. Why not marry a dolphin, or a dog, or a cat, or a block of Swiss cheese? Why not marry an under-age child? Just how far can we slide till we reach the bottom of that slope?

And how far does it have to go before some priests in this archdiocese will support a firm law (and their Archbishop) that strengthens the definition of Holy Matrimony between one man and one woman?

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