Noting the attention the HBO series “Big Love” (in photo) is getting, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer argues that it is illogical to argue that gays should be able to get married but that polygamy shouldn’t be allowed. “Don’t tell me that we can make one radical change in the one-man, one-woman rule and not be open to the claim of others that their reformation be given equal respect,” he wrote. But Krauthammer isn’t buying the arguments of many conservatives who see gay marriage or polygamy as threats to traditional marriage. “The assault came from within,” he wrote. “Marriage has needed no help in managing its own long, slow suicide, thank you. Astronomical rates of divorce and of single parenthood (the deliberate creation of fatherless families) existed before there was a single gay marriage or any talk of sanctioning polygamy. The minting of these new forms of marriage is a symptom of our culture’s contemporary radical individualism — as is the decline of traditional marriage — and not its cause.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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