Three Men Get ‘Married’ in Colombia and There is No Slippery Slope

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to deny the reality of the slippery slope.

By Michael Brown Published on June 21, 2017

In 2016, same-sex “marriage” was legalized in Colombia. One year later, the courts have now recognized a polyamorous “family” of three men. And there is no slippery slope.

As reported by the Daily Mail: 

Actor Victor Hugo Prada and his two partners, sports instructor John Alejandro Rodriguez and journalist Manuel Jose Bermudez, have signed legal papers with a solicitor in the city of Medellin, establishing them as a family unit with inheritance rights.

“We wanted to validate our household … and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family,” said one of the men, Prada, in a video published by Colombian media on Monday.

Here in the States, the Associated Press notes that “More courts [are] allowing 3 parents of 1 child.” An example would be when a lesbian couple has a child with the help of another man, all three of whom become parents.

And there is no slippery slope.

From Biblical Marriage to ‘Ze’ and ‘Zir’ in 9 Years

When candidate Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he knew that he could not reveal his true sentiments about gay “marriage.” According to David Axelrod, he knew it would hurt his election chances. So he clearly and decisively declared that marriage was the union of a man and a woman. He said this was his Christian conviction.

Today, a Republican congressman is shot in cold blood and liberal news commentators suggest that we can’t forget his record at a time like this. After all, he wanted to pass a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

And there is no slippery slope.

It wasn’t that long ago that the Human Rights Campaign felt the need to remove “transgender” from its campaign to pass ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Today, in New York City, you can be fined up to $250,000 for failing to accept the stated identity of a trans employee. And Canada has just passed Bill C-16, which requires it citizens to use whatever gender pronouns a person chooses. For instance, “Refer to me as ze and zir rather than he or her.”

As the National Post explains:

Failure to use a person’s pronoun of choice — “ze,” “zir,” “they” or any one of a multitude of other potential non-words — will land you in hot water with the commission. That, in turn, can lead to orders for correction, apology, Soviet-like “re-education,” fines and, in cases of continued non-compliance, incarceration for contempt of court.

And there is no slippery slope.

When Society Affirms the Slope

In recent years, the media has pushed polygamy, polyamory, and even consensual adult incest, with public opinion gradually shifting towards more acceptance of these lifestyles and acts. (For documentation, see here.)

And there is no slippery slope. Or perhaps the slippery slope isn’t so bad after all?

That was actually the conclusion of a number of liberal students who challenged a talk I gave at a local, secular university.

Should the government be obligated to recognize relationships between three people? Four? Two adult brothers? 

I was asked to speak on the subject of God and Sex. I addressed the question, “Are biblical standards of sexual purity destructive or constructive, helpful or harmful, binding or liberating?” In the lecture, I explained how everything reproduces after its kind. I also explained that we have to look at the trajectory of an idea or action or behavior. Where will it ultimately lead?

When it was time for Q & A, several students began to challenge my talk, claiming that there was no such thing as a slippery slope.

I asked them if they believed in the concepts of “love is love” and “I have the right to marry the one I love.” They all said yes, no matter how far it went. Three people? Four? Two adult brothers? And should the government be obligated to recognize all these relationships?

They answered in the affirmative to all my questions, concluding, “Well, I guess there is a slippery slope, but it’s not wrong.”

And that is where our society is heading. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to deny the reality of the slippery slope. The logical next step is to affirm it.

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  • Chris in NC

    Let me think about it………..NO!

  • Gary

    Ssm is a change in the definition of marriage. Once the definition is changed, it can be changed in any way people want. Polygamous homosexual and heterosexual “marriages” will become legal in the US, unless there are at least five judges on the Supreme Court who reject a change in the definition of marriage. Any judge who supports ssm will support other changes in the definition of marriage.

  • There’s a big different between having your lawyer draw up an inheritance agreement, and having the Columbian government recognize it as a marriage. The latter has not occurred. Polygamy and polyandry have no legal standing in neither Columbia nor the United States. This is just more hysteria from Michael Brown.

    • ImaginaryDomain

      Oh Chuck…it is coming and coming fast. Since gay “marriage” was legalized based on how a few people feel, there can be no constitutional barriers to the thruple, qaudruple,…etc. The right to marry whoever and whatever you want, in as many numbers as you want, has no constitutional boundary.

      This insanity will rip this country apart – battle lines have been drawn.

      • Yeah, right. If you allow Gay couples the same right to marry as Straight couples, naturally you just HAVE to allow people to marry their pets. Get a grip. It won’t happen. And the two-out-of-three Americans who support marriage equality for Gay couples KNOW it won’t happen.

        • Shaquille Harvey

          How won’t it happen ? Why won’t it happen ?

          • Let me know when an animal can give verbal and/or written consent to marry a human.

          • Shaquille Harvey

            You were talking about things like polygamy and such!?! My question was on that subject, and still stands. How do you know it won’t happen ?

          • Thisoldspouse

            Can a quadriplegic who can’t speak then not get married?

            Consent is a mere legal term, and is as changeable as the next legislature. I think it can be proven that a dog can show such profound dedication and attachment to his owner that consent can be proved. Obviously, you’ve never owned a dog.

        • Jason Baker

          20 years ago no one would have believed the United States government would allow same sex couples to marry, transgenders to join the military or recognize a person’s gender based on how they feel on any particular day. We have all those situations happening today. I have to ask you, do you believe in God? Do you believe what the Bible teaches? If not, why bother commenting on this site?

    • Rockon

      The difference is semantical.

    • Patmos

      “There’s a big different between having your lawyer draw up an
      inheritance agreement, and having the Columbian government recognize it
      as a marriage.”

      Not really. Being established as a family unit with inheritance rights is part of the criteria used by secular governments to define marriage. In truth there is little difference, if there is even any difference at all.

    • GPS Daddy

      Chuck, your spin on this is charactistic of the LGTB movement. From what I can tell the three men are not legally married. But the goal of the three men is to be married and they are pushing the boundaries of the law to eventually make that happen.

      Before SSM ruling I saw assurances in droves from the LGTB side that there is no slippery slope. Assurance after assurance that if the LGTB movement got SSM passed then all would be good. Yet, we now have sooooo many different ‘relationships’ on the table now including gender fluidity that it’s clear what was said before the SSM ruling was just lies.

      You talk about it’s not right to ‘discriminate’ on marriage. Ok, is it discrimination that only two people can be married?

      • “Is it discrimination that only two people can be married?”

        I suspect the overwhelming number of Gay and Straight people would say NO. But then again, polygamy is a whole different subject. If polygamists wish to present their case to the Supreme Court, let them. But it won’t have anything to do with marriage equality for Gay couples. If anything, it will have MORE to do with Straight marriage, since polygamists are invariably heterosexual.

        • GPS Daddy

          Hmm, what is your view Chuck? Do you think it’s discrimination to limit marriage to two people?

          • Thisoldspouse

            Or to two closely unrelated people?

    • Thisoldspouse

      And, predictably, you completely missed Brown’s point: that the goalposts have been moved. It’s undeniable that more people now FAVOR legal recognition for other sexual arrangements as ‘marriage’ because marriage has been radically redefined by courts. Re-read the last conversation that Brown had with the opposing students. They aren’t outliers.

  • Laura Ann Register

    I’m not one bit surprised at what all is going on in this world, look in the Book of Revelations and others and you will see what it talks about? We are living in The Last of The Last Days!It’s clear cut and dry, there’s nothing to disprove it either, oh I’m sure there are those who would disagree with me on this and they have their right too, but with God Almighty, you cannot disagree with, go ahead and try, you won’t win the argument. So those who are choosing to live their lives the way they want to and not the way God has intended for us to live, well, look at what happened to everyone who laughed at Noah, and what they all said. what happened to them? They were all destroyed because of the way they lived, except for Noah and his family. But now that president trump is in Office and I thank God for him everyday, everyone that is not a Christian and there are some Christians doing it, they are attacking his character and the way he wanting to “Drain the Swamp”, and make this country safe again for all of the true American people, all of what is going on, it’s not going to stop him. He is in Office as our 45th President because God wanted him there. He is the only man I know in this day and age that will not be bullied, manipulated or pushed around. He is a true man of God and he answers to a Higher Authority. He has also brought down Babylon! That’s right, I said Babylon because that’s the way this world and this country has been living for a long time and it was time to bring it down and every demonic force with it, also, the Giant that was sleeping before he started to run and then became our President, the GIANT is Awake now and there is no stopping him. The GIANT is referred to as the BODY of CHRIST and you cannot top us or shut us up! You might think that this world is bad now, have the Church removed when we are Raptured and then see how bad it gets? I am not judging anyone, so please do not think that I am, I am just trying to get you who are not saved or are but you are not seeing the Big Picture to please get yourself right with God, He Loves you all more than you will ever know, and NO, God does not Hate anyone, He hates the sin, not the person and I am the same way! So I will say “God Bless you all”.

    • Daniel

      Thank you! God bless you too, God bless America, God bless my own dear homeland Canada, and God bless the World!

    • Kevin Quillen

      God’s love is better than you realize. See 1 Cor 15:22. Also John 12:32. “Draw” in this verse really means to “DRAG”.

    • Jason Baker

      You should be very careful speaking for God. There are many instances in the Bible when God says he hates certain people or nations.

  • Patmos

    The father welcomed the prodigal son when he returned in repentance, after that son’s living with an unsound mind had failed him.

    Light has come into the world, but some loved the darkness more than the light.

  • Linda

    Can’t real Christians who marry in the church consider that as true marriage, and other marriages secular? Does the Bible “render into Caesar” the definition of marriage? My point is, why are we okay when two heterosexual atheists, agnostics, etc. call their union marriage when it was not made before God and the church? What matters is that true Christians honour their marriage vows and the church support the traditional family unit. Why does the fact that “the world” wants to have all manner of unions of non-believers bother the church so much? God doesn’t recognize atheist heterosexual marriages any more than homosexual ones. Honest question here.

    • Gary

      God does recognize real marriages among unbelievers. The prohibition of adultery and fornication apply to everyone, believer or not.

      • Linda

        At what point and in what manner will the unbelievers marriage be recognized by God? They’re going to hell anyway whether or not they have a marriage certificate. I will have to think about it and look up Scripture.

        • Gary

          They may be going to Hell. But if they have a real marriage, and don’t commit adultery, at least they won’t have that sin on their record.

          • LYoung

            What’s the point if one is headed for hell?

          • Gary

            If God administers justice to people, which he does, then every sin matters. The more you sin, the worse your punishment.

          • LYoung

            God is just and He is merciful. When someone turns to Jesus and believes in Him and repents of sins then that one is forgiven. We may have to live with the consequences of sin but not the punishment, which Christ took for us on the cross. That is grace and mercy. Is this not the good news?
            The bad news is:
            The one who rejects Christ must suffer eternal damnation. That would be hell and the Lake of fire.

        • Laura Ann Register

          God does recognize a marriage between a man and a woman, even if they are not Christians, but when they are not right before God when they get married, who says that they won’t make their lives right before Him or anyone else, it doesn’t matter who they are, God Loves Everyone, it’s the sin that He hates, not the person. Come on people, God does not hate! It’s the devil that hates and he has lied to the church and the world long enough saying” God hates.” He does not! He is a very Loving, Forgiving, and Merciful God. I do not agree with any marriage that is outside of what God has intended it for, but I will not sit and condemn or judge them, I pray for them.

          • Linda

            Of course, many people are not born again until they are adults after marriage, myself included. My point was that there is Christian marriage, then all other government-sanctioned marriages. I think the church and Christians need to focus on our own sorry state, and quit railing against the government definition of marriage. We know God’s definition is the only one that matters, and the government can’t change that. Too bad they used the same word, but let’s repent of having lost that battle and move on.

          • Jason Baker

            I would ask you how we came to this point. I believe it was and is the Church not following and standing for God’s Word in the body of the Church. We have allowed fornication and adultery to run rampant in the Church itself. That has led to homosexuality and pedophilia in the Church. We have turned a blind eye to it all. I believe you are correct. We need to look within first. That being said, I do not believe we should not fight for what is right outside of the Church while fixing what is wrong within.

          • Linda

            With all the adultery, hypocrisy, divorce and pedophilia happening within the church at large, our voice is so tainted on this subject the world can only point and mock. What a horrible failure.

          • Jason Baker

            Just because we have failed in the past does not mean we can not do better in the future. We can still turn back to God and do his will.

    • Jason Baker

      The scripture in Matthew 22:15-22 is pretty clear.

      15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians.“Teacher,”they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. 17  Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?”18  But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax.”They brought him a denarius, 20and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”21 “Caesar’s,”they replied. Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”22  When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.

      Caesar created the money and taxes they were speaking of. God created the union of one man and one women.

      Genesis 2:18-25 NIV

      18  The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”19  Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature,†that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called‘woman,’for she was taken out of man.”24  That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

      I do not think God needs us to stand up for the his righteous laws, but I believe he wants us to.

  • MikeyParks

    Isn’t that commonly called a “daisy chain”?

  • Kevin Quillen

    Lincoln said, ” the philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next”. We are in SERIOUS trouble. But Christians will have to decide, follow Christ or man. I will follow Christ and never acquiesce or recognize or obey unGodly laws.

    • No one is forcing you to. You don’t have to attend any weddings for Gay couples, you don’t have to have Gay friends, and as long as you aren’t inciting violence, you can preach hellfire and damnation against LGBT people to your heart’s content. No one cares.

      • Jason Baker

        Actually, Christian are being forced to participate in what they view as non-traditional marriages. There are many cases where Christians have been fined by government entities for refusing to participate in “marriages” they do not view as traditional.

      • Thisoldspouse

        Scott Lively tried preaching against homosexuality and was hauled before a kangaroo court, unnecessarily, for years.

        You are just a liar, Chuck. It’s who you are.

  • Kevin Carr

    What about the “Sister wives”, they applied and were denied? Shouldn’t they be allowed?

    • Polygamy is as relevant to Gay marriage as it is to Straight marriage.

      • Shaquille Harvey

        So your for polygamy then ?

        • Uh, NO, what gave you that impression. Gay couples sought only the same legal benefits and opportunities that Straight people have always taken for granted. It doesn’t mean you have to let fish marry bicycles.

          • Shaquille Harvey

            What I asked on polygamy. Why should gay marriage be lawed ? Why should they have the same benifits as straights but not polygamists?

          • Thisoldspouse

            Why do you homofacsists always accuse sexually normal people of taking marriage for granted? Where is your evidence? I want to know.

        • Kevin Carr

          Where did I say that? Since the definition of marriage has been changed, I was asking since they were denied, why should they be? Love is love right?

          • Shaquille Harvey

            I am confused by your question ? Can you confirm what is you are asking me ?!? Are you asking am I in favour or what ?

      • Kevin Carr

        Non answer, as to why, these are three men, why deny the sister wives?

      • Cankles

        Once you say marriage isn’t just between one man and one woman the word no longer means a thing.

        But you go ahead and call it “marriage.” Makes as much sense as anything else you Left-wing neofascists do.

        Your “science” is totally meaningless as well, since it doesn’t actually use the scientific method, which you have replaced with “consensus.”

      • Thisoldspouse

        No, marriage redefinition is relevant to polygamy as much as to any other form of change that you have pushed. You are the change agent, not supporters of normal marriage.

  • Irene Neuner

    Ze, zir. I knew those those Dr. Suess books were not healthy for youth. It’s like these young adult never matured.

  • Cankles

    Let the state have their perverted definition of “marriage.”

    Christians shouldn’t bother with the legal part, just get married in the Church and let the perverts have the perverted government version.

    • Thisoldspouse

      They won’t be satisfied with that.

  • Thisoldspouse

    Homosexual activist have been assuring us that they won’t interfere in how churches conduct their own business; even saying that they would CHAMPION and fight for the rights of churches to do so. But this has turned out to be a blatant lie just like all the other assurances. Already on record are several homosexuals who have SUED churches which have merely enforced their eternal teachings within the congregation. Yeah, that’s really ‘standing up’ for freedom of religion.’

    Homofascists, your word is worth dung to us.

  • glenbo

    You can define and restrict marriage as a contract between 2 people and not have a “slippery slope.” But what stops us from allowing other variations? The answer is
    really simple. We allow people to own rifles, pistols and semi-automatic weapons
    but we don’t allow them to own fully automatic weapons, hand grenades, rpg’s
    and nuclear weapons. The 2nd ammendment has restrictions.

    We can always make an arbitrary stopping point. The slippery slope argument fails because we can decide X is the limit. The question is how do you go about determining what is the best limit to encourage everyone else’s freedoms, safety, protections and
    rights? Probably the same way we define gun ownership rights…most likely as
    an ‘as needed’ basis, and not an ‘as desired’ basis.

    Every time someone wants to move the line/limit, it MUST be re-argued. The assumption polygamy MUST be legal when gay marriage becomes legal is a smoke and mirrors fear
    invoking illogical irrelevant absurdity.

    Those who are against same-sex marriage want their “beliefs” of an imaginary entity
    based on no evidence whatsoever to trump the real rights of real human beings
    living here in the real world.

    I’m sorry to break it to you, but this is not how justice in a civil rights oriented democratic
    society works. Justice doesn’t work on imaginary beliefs. It works on tangible
    reality. And if you don’t like it, tough.

    I don’t care what you believe so long as what you believe is not used to legislate in this
    country and affect the rest of us in this country in spite of the beliefs of
    the rest of us.

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