Ronald Reagan's son says legalizing same-sex marriages will lead to 'polygamy, bestiality and murder'

By Hayley Peterson

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The son of former president Ronald Reagan warns in an op-ed published Tuesday that legalizing gay marriage will lead to 'polygamy, bestiality and perhaps even murder.'

Michael Reagan, a political consultant, made the claims as he calls on church leaders to stand up and fight against same-sex marriage. 

'It’s ultimately about changing the culture of the entire country,' he writes in the Ironton Tribune.

Same-sex marriage: Michael Reagan, son of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, warns in an op-ed published Tuesday that legalizing gay marriage will lead to 'polygamy, bestiality and perhaps even murder'

Same-sex marriage: Michael Reagan, son of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, warns in an op-ed published Tuesday that legalizing gay marriage will lead to 'polygamy, bestiality and perhaps even murder'

Legalizing same-sex marriages, he writes, 'inevitably will lead to teaching our public school kids that gay marriage is a perfectly fine alternative and no different than traditional marriage.'

'There is also a very slippery slope leading to other alternative relationships and the unconstitutionality of any law based on morality,' he continues. 'Think about polygamy, bestiality, and perhaps even murder.'

 

Reagan slams the Republican Party, saying party leaders are too preoccupied with the next presidential election to be concerned about the moral threat that he believes same-sex marriages pose to the country. 

'Where’s the moral outrage?' he asks. 'Why aren’t thousands of our pastors, priests and rabbis shouting from their pulpits? Why aren’t they leading their congregations through the streets in mass protest?'

Son of a president: The Reagan family is pictured circa 1960. From left to right is Michael Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Jr. and Nancy Reagan

Son of a president: The Reagan family is pictured circa 1960. From left to right is Michael Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Jr. and Nancy Reagan

Family: Michael Reagan, right, makes a rare appearance in his father's office in 1968. From the look on his face as Ronald Reagan gets ready to present an award, it seems as if he doesn't have a lot of interest in such ceremonial appearances

Family: Michael Reagan, right, makes a rare appearance in his father's office in 1968. From the look on his face as Ronald Reagan gets ready to present an award, it seems as if he doesn't have a lot of interest in such ceremonial appearances

It's up to churches to 'defend the culture against legalized gay marriage,' he says, but instead religious leaders are 'hiding in their pews.'

'It’s time for the churches to get engaged and start fighting for America, instead of wimping out,' he writes. 'You can't win the fight if you don't put on the gloves.'

Reagan is the eldest son of the former president and he's the author of 'The New Reagan Revolution: How Ronald Reagan's Principles Can Restore America's Greatness.'

 

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

Idiot.

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Minor detail, Michael Reagan is the adopted son of Ronald Reagan.

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OH whatever! Please just save it.. All of these things are already going on in this world so stop trying to justify your prejudices with your hateful comments.

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Once you change the definition of marriage from what has been understood and practiced from the beginning of time, you open it up to nearly everything. The foundation of society - marriage between a man and a woman which brings forth the next generation - is good for society. It's what God created. Standing up for the right thing isn't popular in our secularized society, but it's still the right thing to do.

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What an idiot! Because a woman loves a woman you believe there is 'bestiality' involved? Where is your mind man....in the swamp and the sewer. You are sicker than anyone else you hate.

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'polygamy, bestiality and perhaps even murder.' Things unknown and unimaginable in the hetrosexual world. A man who's first marriage lasted one year. A man who's own father didn't recognize him at a Graduation ceremony. Tragic.

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Welcome to 1955 Mr Reagan. Oh hang on, it's 2013, and your antiquated views are no longer relevant.

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Gay people have lived and loved monogamously in societies for centuries. Legalizing gay marriage simply allows them to have the legal benefits of marriage. If Michael Reagan doesn't want same-sex marriage, he's welcome not to marry a man.

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Heterosexual marriages routinely lead to murder, and there's plenty of heterosexual religious polygamists too, so I guess the only answer must be to abolish marriage altogether, lol!

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Michael Reagan is wrong, and the "slippery slope" argument is the pathetic last resort used when there isn't a another logical argument to be made. Homosexuality has been with us since the dawn of humankind. There have been monogamous, long-term same-sex relationships for the same amount of time, albeit hidden from those who oppose any type of relationship that doesn't produce more people to fill the various religions' pews and therefore coffers.........

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