For years, the LGBT community has pushed the slogan “Love is Love” without much afterthought.
On the surface, the slogan has a powerful appeal as evidenced by the millions of people who have adopted the phrase and used it quite liberally on social media. People defiantly challenge, “who are you to tell me who I can love?”
That logic seems appropriate until society begins really testing the boundaries of acceptable relationships.
Take, for example, this feature from Barcroft TV posted to YouTube this week that features one (now pregnant) woman who is in a relationship with not one, but four guys, in a segment titled “love don’t judge.”
They call it a “polyamorous” relationship and in the video, they discuss the “challenges” of living such a lifestyle.
“The relationship would best be described as Tori as the hub and all of us as the spokes,” Marc says as he tries to explain the dynamic.
“They’re all more than welcome to have another partner if they so choose but as of currently, no. Honestly, I would love it if someone found a second partner,” Tori adds with a chuckle, before lamenting the challenges of trying to give four guys attention.
“Dividing time between all five people and making sure everyone feels included is kind of difficult,” she says.
The video marches along, addressing issues regarding the challenges of navigating such a relationship without giving much second thought to the morality of such an arrangement. For example, the producer asks if the group experiences any jealousy. “Regretfully, a lot of the time,” Ethan says. “But, thankfully, there are a couple of healthy ways to deal with it. Primarily just talking with each other,” he adds, of course assuming there is even the possibility of any level of health in such arrangement.
To complicate matters more, Tori is now pregnant. The actual father of the child expressed some reservations about having three other dads raising his child, but ultimately is succumbing to the relationship over any internal struggle he may be experiencing to act otherwise.
We should not be surprised by features like this coming out. It is a natural outpouring and invitation of the “love is love” mantra. If that is the measuring stick for what is an acceptable relationship and what isn’t, then who are we to tell anyone that what they’re doing is wrong – no matter what crazy nature of relationship structure someone creates.
Of course, people are free to make their own choices. However, the way culture is trending right now we are being trained to accept all choices as right and good. This video strongly suggests that love is love, and we shouldn’t bother judging or disagreeing with it.
That is the only moral taught today — anything goes and don’t you dare question it. Of course, this moral has no basis in anything other than a moral relativity that is guided by the lustful, sinful desires of an unbelieving public.