Brother Ron Barnes
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Slippery Slope


Dear Brother Ron

Why do some Christians claim that the "slippery slope" goes from accepting homo-sexuality to accepting necrophilia and bestiality when it's clear that many States that adopted the Christian view of homosexuality are already more accepting of bestiality and necrophilia than homosexuality?

Here are the stats.

Only 17 US states have laws against necrophilia. In 6 of those it is only a misdemeanor. In Michigan it only applies to males. 25 States specifically prohibit bestiality. A further 4 States included bestiality in their Sodomy Laws (which have been invalidated--bestiality is no longer a crime). In many of states it is a misdemeanor with little or no jail time.
There is no Federal law prohibiting either act.

In comparison, all 51 states and all U.S. possessions have had laws prohibiting homo-sexual sex ( the Supreme Court invalided such laws in 2003, although in many states they are still on the books).

Magpie


Dear Magpie

I am constantly amazed at the tendency of religious organizations to base their marketing campaigns on fear and hatred. Jesus told us to love one another and, with the strength of God behind us, we have nothing to fear. So those who use fear and hatred as recruiting tools are obviously not preaching the gospel of Jesus.

In response to your stats on necrophilia and bestiality, the answer is simple. Animals and dead people do not vote. Fundamentalists do.

Best always
Brother Ron