Incest is for hicks. That’s the stereotype among educated liberals: Homosexuality is urbane, polygamy is for Mormons, and incest is for hayseeds. So when David Epstein, a Columbia University political scientist, was charged last week with third-degree incest for allegedly shagging his adult daughter, the blogosphere erupted. Conservatives called it another sign of moral chaos. Liberals said it was gross but shouldn’t be prosecuted. One side defends the privacy of all consensual sex; the other side sees an inexorable descent from homosexuality to incest.
Outside of what I consider obvious reasons incense weakens the family and creates problems with health. Years ago if you wanted to get married you had to have blood tests but as aids became more prevalent the homosexuals made an outcry that it was unfair. Last I heard, blood tests are no longer required.