Dear self-centered, narcissistic, iconoclastic gay activists: thanks for nothing!
David Warren writes:
That the legalization of polygamy will have more immediate practical consequences than same-sex marriage can be easily seen. It will make Canada the first country in the western world to be compelled to accept the multiple wives of immigrants from such countries as Saudi Arabia, where polygamy is legal; and others, as refugees from where it is not.
It will have fiscal implications, as polygamous families sue to receive multiples of the benefits now received by common law and other two-adult families.
Under our current Charter regime, unlike our old Parliamentary regime, foreseeable consequences need not be considered. It is the judges’ job to make the law, and the politicians’ to deal with the fallout. The judges do pure theory, with “rights language,” in the rarefied air. The cost of cleaning up after them — both financial and moral — is simply reassigned (to us).
Spare me the argument that Canadian law will still protect minors, and that only “consenting adults” are involved. The children of polygamous marriages are non-consenting minors. Moreover, the belief that children should not be sexually exploited is itself just another of those “Canadian values,” subject to review by the courts tomorrow.
As Catholic blogger Mark Shea has predicted numerous times, one day in the not to distant future, pedophiles will be reclassed as a poor, misunderstood “victim group” deserving of the same rights, privileges and fawning, prize-winning HBO movies as the rest of them.
It’s funny to think that one day, a pedophilia rights film festival will screen The Boys Of Saint Vincent’s and the audience will “read” the movie’s priest/molesters as the “heroes”, but can you really say such a thing is unimaginable?
I wonder what cool word pedophiles will adopt to describe themselves — their version of “queer” or “dyke”…