This makes sense to me:
“If we remove the gender requirement for marriage, there is no rational basis to define the number,” he said. “So we open up the possibility of the constitutional recognition of polygamous relationships. That’s a slippery slope. And I don’t know where the logic is to draw the line. We wouldn’t recognize incestuous relationships between two consenting adult brothers and sisters. That raises up within us disgust, and we can’t accept that. We draw lines. We define marriage.”
Rich Anderson was quoted in this article regarding Iowa’s recent ruling to ban same-sex marriage.
Yes, my religious beliefs lead me in understanding the right and wrong of this argument. But Anderson’s statement puts into colloquial language exactly why we need boundaries. Limits are the key to reaching our potential, because we learn how far we can go without destroying ourselves. If we don’t set them, we become overrun by chaos! Too many things will begin to blur the principles on which we stand.
The truth is: if we don’t draw a line now, when will we? If we don’t set laws now, when will they change? If we don’t stand firm in what we know is good, natural, and uplifting, we will quickly spiral into a tumultuous fall down that extremely “slippery slope.”