Recently, Tony Jones said that he finds the “slippery slope” arguments against homosexuality as being fallacious. Just a short response on my part:
It’s not a slippery slope argument. It’s simply looking at the logic of the situation and taking the arguments used for homosexuality and applying them elsewhere. If we say that the Bible’s prohibition on homosexuality is a cultural matter of that time, then we must also say that polygamy, prostitution, pornography (lusting with the mind), bestiality, and other sexual sins are likewise products of that culture.
The few one exception would be that homosexuals consent with each other, thus bestiality, pedophilia, and rape do not quality. Even if we grant this premise, this still leaves open adultery, pornography, polygamy, and so on and so forth. This whole “monogamous relationship” that Tony elevates is irrelevant; who cares if it’s monogamous or not? Why do we reject some verses, but accept others?
So no, it’s not a slippery slope at all. It’s simply taking the arguments used for one context and applying those same arguments to other contexts.