A Great Lakes area teen girl reconnected with her estranged dad. Both of them “fell in love” with each other, and now they want to get “married” and raise a family of their own. And no, they’re not planning on adopting kids either. They’re actually planning on having their own kids. And they’re not planning on telling their kids that their dad and maternal grandpa are the same person. (You ever heard that song “I’m My Own Grandpa?” I think we’re headed that direction.)
A little background before I give a few choice excerpts from her interview with New York Magazine. The girl’s parents conceived her on prom night when they were both 18. Not surprisingly, things didn’t last between her parents, and they both went their separate ways, leaving the mom to care for the girl with a series of stepdads. Her biological dad tried being more involved in his daughter’s life, but the mom wouldn’t let him. He tried writing and e-mailing, but the mom monitored her daughter’s internet activity and filtered out his communications to her. Eventually, when she was 17, she was able to connect with him. Then they met up:
So can you remember what it was like the moment you and your dad were reunited? Was there an instant attraction? It was so weird and confusing. I was seeing my dad for the first time in forever but it was also like, He’s so good-looking! And then I was like, What the hell are you thinking? What is wrong with you? I saw him as my dad but then also part of me was like, I’m meeting this guy who I have been talking to over the internet and really connecting with and I find him attractive.
Was there a single moment you realized that you were sexually and romantically attracted to your dad? After I had stayed with him for about five days.
What happened? He was living with his girlfriend. On the first night he slept on the couch and I slept on the floor, just to make sure that I was okay.
[The fifth night] we were play-wrestling in the room I was going to sleep in and I bit him. He was wearing a pair of basketball shorts and a tank top and after I bit him I could see goose bumps pop up from his toes to his shoulders. Then he pinched my inner thigh and I got goose bumps.
We stopped and said that we didn’t know what was going on but admitted that we had strong feelings for each other. We discussed whether it was wrong and then we kissed. And then we made out, and then we made love for the first time. That was when I lost my virginity.
You get the idea. Feel free to read the entire interview, but I’ll warn you, much of it is downright pornographic.
It goes without saying that this is wrong on so many levels. But it shouldn’t be surprising in the least. The next big thing we’ll be seeing is states legalizing incestuous marriages, something we’ve been saying would happen for a long time now.
Now, this daddy/daughter couple doesn’t really care about being recognized by the state as a married couple. They just want to be able to live as a married couple in a state that doesn’t have any restrictions on incestuous relationships (no matter how closely related). And New Jersey fits the bill. They’ll have a ceremony and celebration and all that, but for now they don’t need a marriage license.
And that’s exactly how it started with homosexual marriage. (Yes, I’m comparing incest to homosexual relationships. Gasp!) They didn’t care about state recognition at first. They just wanted to be able to live together as couples legally and without cultural judgment.
As homosexuality became more and more normalized, they wanted to be able to “marry” each other, and for everyone to recognize it as such. They wanted cultural approval. They wanted to be able to legitimize and justify their behavior. The argument was that they were “born that way,” and science proved it. They don’t have a choice in the matter. And they shouldn’t be denied the civil right of marriage, something that was previously reserved only for heterosexual couples, just because they were born “different” from everyone else. It’s in their DNA.
It’s like prohibiting interracial marriages. They’re just two people who love each other. Any two (three? four?) people who want to get married should have that right. Denying that is bigoted and homophobic. Of course, in saying that, they had to change the definition of marriage.
So here we are at the incestuous marriage question. There aren’t that many people clamoring for states to recognize incestuous marriages yet. But the groundwork has already been laid. In fact, in New York Magazine’s interview with the girl, they preface it with scientific explanations as to why this is not uncommon with estranged family members who reconnect as adults. In other words, it might be taboo now, but it’s perfectly natural. It’s just how we’re all genetically programmed. There’s nothing wrong with it. Anyone who even frowns upon this couple or calls what they’re doing deviant, will be labeled judgmental and bigoted. Watch out for TV shows and movies over the next several years that attempt to get the viewer to sympathize with incestuous couples (if that hasn’t happened already).
Liberals always make fun of the southern inbred stereotype. But now that this is happening in the north, namely New Jersey, they’ll likely look at it as “sweet,” “natural,” “beautiful,” “normal,” and “just two consenting adults.” Look out for these familiar arguments: “It’s been going on for thousands of years,” “It’s here to stay,” “It’s not hurting anybody.” After all, they have no standard of morality, so anything goes.