Chuck Colson

The ugly truth is that, absent a "substantial government interest in protecting order and morality," the incestuous couple has the better argument. In a culture where personal autonomy trumps long-established moral traditions, our revulsion does look like the kind of prejudice that Lawrence rejected as the basis for laws.

Like I said, none of this should come as a surprise. Instead, it ought to serve as a warning of where the law is headed. Let’s pray that this time we don’t need a rampaging T-Rex to confirm our worst fears.

Today’s BreakPoint offer:"Marriage in America: BreakPoint Goes to the Heart of the Marriage Debate" (CD).

For further reading and information:

Roberto Rivera, "The Ballad of Patrick and Susan," The Point, 8 March 2007.

Tristana Moore, "Couple Stand by Forbidden Love," BBC News, 7 March 2007.

BreakPoint Commentary No. 050817, "Taking the Plunge: A Case of Incest."

BreakPoint Commentary No. 060106, "Further Down the Slope: Massachusetts Senate Bill 938."

Robert George, "Rick Santorum is Right," National Review Online, 27 May 2003.

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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