Member of Parliament for Edmonton Southeast, David Kilgour

Edmonton - Monday, December 1, 2003 - by: Ron Thornton Marriage, Be It Same Sex, Same Family, Same Harem


It is truly unfortunate that Edmonton Journal writer Paula Simons failed in her November 28 article to see the logic behind Edmonton Southeast Member of Parliament David Kilgour's concern that legalising same-sex marriage could lead to the acceptance of incest and polygamy. Just as religious arguments seem to be irrelevant in discussing one issue, they would be just as inconsequential in arguing the others.




Soon, those who oppose incestuous and polygamist marriages will be considered intolerant bigots, for under what reasons could such marriages be opposed? Polygamy has a long historic standing in many cultures, while the marriage between an uncle and adult nephew or between father and legal aged son, for example, would have no impediments if moral or religious reasons were no longer a consideration. Ms. Simons might not see the problem but Mr. Kilgour and others do.




However, I truly appreciate the fact that Paula Simons has exposed the fallacy that anyone other than a true Liberal, which David Kilgour is not, has much influence within that party. One would need to elect someone who is a representative of a truly conservative party to expect conservative values to be championed with any effectiveness.


Ron Thornton

  Simons, Paula, Kilgour sees same-sex marriage leading to incest, polygamy, (PDF) November 28, 2003, Edmonton Journal
  Brooymans, Hanneka and Simons, Paula, Alberta Grit stokes same-sex fears (PDF) November 28, 2003, CanWest News Service



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