Many social conservatives who have opposed the legalization and normalization of same-sex marriage have done so with an eye toward the potential repercussions such advocacy might yield. While some leftists contend the so-called ‘slippery slope’ argument is simply a thin veneer to disguise an underlying homophobia, The Telegraph reports that a judge in Australia recently gave some credence to such concerns.
Comparing its current treatment to the general reception of homosexuality in generations past, Judge Garry Neilson recently defended incest as an act that should be accepted by society. Noting that the overarching objection to such behavior is genetic deformities in children, he noted that advancements in birth control – and access to abortion clinics – render the argument against incest obsolete.
His comments came after hearing testimony from a man who admitted to raping his sister when she was about 10 years old.
“A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available,’” he asserted, going on to offer a similar nod to sex between a man and a child.
“If this was the 1950s,” he continued, “and you had a jury of 12 men there, which is what you’d invariably have, they would say it’s unnatural for a man to be interested in another man or a man being interested in a boy. Those things have gone.”
Crown Prosecutor Sally Dowling said she found Neilson’s opinion “completely disgraceful,” especially his assertion that incestuous couples should simply murder their unborn children to avoid any complications.
“The reference to abortion is particularly repellent,” she asserted.
Echoing her opinion was Dr. Cathy Kezelman, who has dedicated her career to working on behalf of sexual abuse victims.
“The relational betrayal of the horrors of incest between a brother and sister of any age is abhorrently criminal,” she concluded.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom