New York appeals court unanimously OKs some incestuous marriages

Nov 3, 2014 by

By Ben Johnson, LifeSite: The New York state Court of Appeals has trimmed back a state law banning incestuous marriages, allowing an uncle and niece to marry one another. The decision allows the woman, a Vietnamese immigrant, to avoid deportation. Huyen Nguyen, 34, married her 38-year-old uncle Vu Truong in 2000. She also became a conditional permanent resident of the United States. Six years later, she applied to become a permanent resident of the United States based on her marriage to...

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Decriminalize incest, says German gvmt’s ethics council

Sep 27, 2014 by

by Steve Weatherbe, LifeSite: A German advisory council on ethics has told the government it should decriminalize incest between consenting adults. But Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats have wasted no time in rejecting the advice. On Wednesday the National Ethics Council voted, by a two-to-one margin, to call for the decriminalization of incest. “Criminal law is not the appropriate means to preserve a social taboo,” the council explained in a statement. “The fundamental...

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Incest a ‘fundamental right’, German committee says

Sep 24, 2014 by

By Justin Huggler, Telegraph: Anti-incest laws in Germany could be scraped after a government-backed group said relationships between brothers and sisters should be legal. Laws banning incest between brothers and sisters in Germany could be scraped after a government ethics committee said the they were an unacceptable intrusion into the right to sexual self-determination. “Criminal law is not the appropriate means to preserve a social taboo,” the German Ethics Council said in a statement. “The...

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Incest and Pornography: More Similar Than We Think

Sep 15, 2014 by

By Christopher O Tollefsen, Public Discourse: Although we uphold the cultural taboo on incest, we accept something with precisely the same negative effect on integrity, marriage, and family: pornography. Although they have been common throughout history, prohibitions against incest (sexual relations between blood relatives) have become increasingly difficult to understand and defend. In part, this is a result of a misunderstanding. We often think that the primary reason to ban incest is to...

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If love is all that matters, why is incest still taboo?

Jul 25, 2014 by

By Bernard Toutounji, Conjugality: The bizarre nature of modern logic was on display once again when an Australian judge recently compared incest to homosexuality. In dealing with a criminal case of incest between siblings Sydney District Court Judge Garry Neilson said that, just as gay sex had once been socially unacceptable, “a jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured.” The bizarreness I am referring to though, is not on...

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Umm, We Told You So

Jul 11, 2014 by

By Bill Muehlenberg: A broken record can sure become tedious, and I realise that the constant flow of evidence that I offer about the slippery slope can become tiring after a while. But truth matters, and as long as the activists lie through their teeth about these issues, I will keep taking a public stand to get truth out there. It seems like just two days ago that I pointed out more cases of paedophile rights being championed because of the success of homosexual rights. Well, it was indeed...

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