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SLIPPERY SLOPE: New Poll Shows More Americans Accepting of Polygamy
Remember ten or so years ago when gay marriage as a concept was all the rage? Some on the right argued redefining the institution was a slippery slope, if marriage no longer meant "Between one man and one woman" it could mean anything. Including polygamy. And some on the left said, "Nah, that's crazy, you're just a paranoid hater of love." Since then, so many slopes have been slipped, one needs a helmet to read the news (see SLIPPERY SLOPE: The New, Liberal Push for Polygamy… and SLIPPERY SLOPE: Britain First Country to Legalize ‘Three Parent Babies’).
Now we have this new Gallup poll showing a lot of people are fine with polygamy. #LoveisForTwoOrMore
Gallup has measured American attitudes toward a number of social issues and behaviors, such as divorce, same-sex relations, and stem cell research, since 2001. In that time, the percentage of Americans who find polygamy to be morally acceptable has risen from seven to 17 percent...
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, scholar and cultural commentator Fredrik deBoer argued in article on Politico that polygamy would be “the next horizon of social liberalism.” DeBoer seemed to echo in positive terms what many social conservatives ominously warned: that legal changes to so-called “traditional marriage” could lead to anything ― even group marriage.
You'll note the uptick in 2010.
And here we are. Polygamy is seen as more acceptable after men started marrying men, women started marrying women, and people could identify as cumquats free of judgement.
Gallup notes one thing which has possibly led to this shift is television. Television has a way of shaping how people view issues. Look what TV did for the gay rights movement. Ask your friends what percentage they believe is gay, and you'll likely hear "10-20 percent." When in reality, it's closer to under 3 percent. That's the power of the media for you.
Now that gay marriage is "settled" the left is ready to push another cause: polygamy. That's why we're calling out this Huffington Post article, citing Gallup. The first step is saying "Hey, more people are okay with polygamy!" supported by more media attention via TV shows normalizing the idea. Next will come the hashtags, more television shows, the normalizing of "polyamorous" relationships. Which now I think of it, is in full swing. See what I did there?
Think we're being paranoid? Think pedophilia will beat polygamy to the normalization finish line? Let us know.
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