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Is anyone surprised that HGTV recently featured its first “throuple,” in this case, a man and two women? But what else should we expect? This is the inevitable direction of our society’s slippery moral slide. The avalanche goes down, not upward.
People Magazine reported on February 13, “With 17 seasons under its belt, House Hunters made HGTV history on Wednesday when it featured its first throuple — three people in a polyamorous romantic relationship — on one of its episodes.”
The episode was titled, “Three’s Not a Crowd in Colorado Springs.” And it featured one line in which one of the two women, named Lori, commented, “This is a couple’s kitchen, not a throuple’s kitchen.”
Polyamory is now as American as apple pie.
Of course, for years we were mocked for predicting this very thing.
For years we were vilified for saying that the redefining of marriage to include homosexual unions would soon lead to more radical redefinitions.
For years we were criticized for pointing to the presence of polyamorous groups marching in gay pride events. “We’re next,” they confidently proclaimed.
Now “throuples” are being mainstreamed too. But why not?
It’s the question that I’ve never had answered in all of my interactions with LGBT activists and their allies. (For a classic example, see my debate with Prof. Eric Smaw.)
Put simply, if marriage is not the unique union of one man and one woman, then what is so sacred about the number two? As I asked in a 2015 article, “If Love Is Love, Why Not Three Men ‘Marrying’?”
For that matter, if love is love, why not four or more? Or why even need formal marriage? Conversely, why not marry yourself?
As absurd as this may sound, “self-marriage” (sologamy) has been growing in recent years. But why not? If marriage can be so fundamentally redefined as to include no member of the opposite sex (think of it!), then why not?
It’s like saying a duet can have one singer (or three). Or twins can refer to three babies (or one).
That’s just like saying marriage can refer to two men or two women. It fundamentally redefines the very meaning of the term.
And once that is done, then there’s no reason you can’t have throuples (or more). And there’s no reason people cannot marry themselves.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown