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My Five Wives: The Push to Normalize, and then Legalize, Polygamy is On
Public Catholic ^ | March 6, 2014 | Rebecca Hamilton

Posted on 03/08/2014 11:18:52 AM PST by NYer

Divorce

First it was Big Love and its top tier talent. Then it was Sister Wives.

Now, we’ve got My Five Wives from TLC.

The commentary that I’ve seen on this show so far has been unalloyed promotion of polygamy. There are no complicating questions or even allusions to hint at a darker side of the misogynist practice of polygamy. It’s sell job, flat out.

I also haven’t heard a nay-saying word from the sisters in the feminist tier. All is silent on the feminist front as the mainlining of uncritical acceptance of polygamy to the American public moves forward.

The polygamous My Five Wives is being hyped as “about love” and “freedom” and, well, as normal and attractive as apple pie and Fourth of July fireworks.

We are treated to beautiful white bread kids with million dollar smiles, lisping “we just love one another,” while the American-Girl-grown-up wives assure us that this is just another alternative lifestyle. There is, if they are to believed, no misogyny roiling beneath this unctuous elevation of polygamy to a new norm, and certainly no sick or destructive agenda.

Remember a few eye blinks of time ago when anyone who said that redefining marriage to allow two men or two women to “marry” would lead to polygamy was called an idiot/bigot/homophobe/hater?

Now, it seems that anyone who dares to say a critical word about polygamy is an idiot/bigot/hater. I’ve got the insults in my delete file to prove it.

Meanwhile, those earlier idiot/bigot/homophobe/haters who said that redefining marriage would open the gates to who knows what — including polygamy — are looking more and more like prophets.

The legalization of gay marriage is still moving and the sell job on polygamy is already well along.

You do remember how this works, don’t you?

These entertainment series are a softening-up process that the media pus the American people through. This process makes the case that polygamists lead Ozzie and Harriet lives, and objections to polygamy are all in the minds and mouths of narrow-minded and backward-looking Christian zealots. There is, of course, no corresponding “case” from the other side of the question allowed. It all goes one way, and it the drum beat in favor of gay marriage and now polygamy never stops or slows.

The arguments that the “stars” of My Five Wives make in interviews fit the template we’ve had used on us before.

We’re “normal times five” they tell us. The man and his harem are not looking backwards to some old-school polygamy. Not at all. They consider themselves “progressive” and “independent.” Rather than being part of an evil right-wing religious sect, they are “spiritually driven.”

“We want to dispel all those, you know, myths about rumors about polygamist families,” they tell us. “We’re healthy, our kids are amazing, you know, and good citizens, good students, and you know, we’ve got a good family.”

Or, as it says on the TLC website, “love keeps us grounded.”

They are, in short, Ozzie and Harriet on steroids; the next new normal in cultural implosion of post Christian America.

From the Mail Online:

Just because he has five wives and 24 children doesn’t mean Brady Williams isn’t normal.


Or at least that’s the message he wanted America to receive during an interview with the Huffington Post in which the polygamist stars of TLC’s ‘My Five Wives’ spoke candidly about hopes to dispel the myths surrounding their unconventional lifestyle.


‘All of America’s having sex,’ Brady said. ‘And it’s no big deal to just answer it and to just say ‘Duh no we’re not perverted, we’re not twisted, we’re just normal.’

‘Normal times five.’

The family, which belongs to no church, considers itself progressive and independent.

Williams and his wives slowly withdrew from the fundamentalist Mormon church in their rural community outside of Salt Lake City during the mid-2000s after re-evaluating their core beliefs.

The family no longer teaches the tenets of fundamental Mormonism to their children at home, opting instead to take from other teachings such as Buddhism to instill good, morale values in their two dozen children, who range in age from 2-20.

Brady now calls the family ‘spiritually driven.’

‘We want to dispel all those, you know, myths and rumors about polygamist families,’ Robyn said.

‘The ones that have been in the spotlight, there’s things like abuse and stuff that go on but not every polygamist family is like that. We wanted to show that we’re normal, we’re healthy, our kids are amazing, you know, and good citizens, good students, and you know we’ve got a good family.’


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2572599/Were-normal-times-five-Polygamist-stars-My-Five-Wives-ask-people-not-judge-unconventional-family.html#ixzz2vDmjBraz



TOPICS: Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: glbt; homosexualagenda; marriage; pansexuals; polygamy
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1 posted on 03/08/2014 11:18:53 AM PST by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 03/08/2014 11:19:22 AM PST by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: All

if two lesbos can get hitched why not four heteros?


3 posted on 03/08/2014 11:25:53 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: NYer

Sweet Jesus! I have a difficult enough time staying out of trouble with one Wife! Damned if I would ever want to multiply that even if I didn’t think it was immoral.


4 posted on 03/08/2014 11:26:27 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NYer
One wife is enough but five is suicidal


5 posted on 03/08/2014 11:26:41 AM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: NYer

Already started too is underage relationships/sex. Beastiality can’t be far behind.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 11:27:42 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: darkwing104

The Asian way probably works better - one wife and ten mistresses. :)


7 posted on 03/08/2014 11:28:02 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Hey, Asian cultures have some pretty good ideas on some things. Not saying, but, saying.

And, yes, why on God’s green Earth would anyone want more than one wife? What sort of living Hell must that be?


8 posted on 03/08/2014 11:33:01 AM PST by FAA
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To: newnhdad
if two lesbos can get hitched why not four heteros?

A rancher ought to be able to marry his grandchild if only to avoid inheritance taxes.

"Can you make that cake with two little cowboys on top?

9 posted on 03/08/2014 11:34:30 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: NYer

Libertarianism says yes.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 11:39:22 AM PST by ansel12
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To: FAA

Wait... If I put in an order for a sister wife who is manic about cleaning house and hates nookie, I think this could work.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 11:40:05 AM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: ansel12

That is why I am antilibertarian and know that they are a part of the left, out to destroy conservatism.


12 posted on 03/08/2014 11:40:42 AM PST by ansel12
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To: Marie Antoinette

Sounds awesome.

You proposing?


13 posted on 03/08/2014 11:42:58 AM PST by FAA
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To: Mastador1

“Sweet Jesus! I have a difficult enough time staying out of trouble with one Wife! Damned if I would ever want to multiply that even if I didn’t think it was immoral.”

Same here. Can you imagine being ganged up on by FIVE angry wives???


14 posted on 03/08/2014 11:47:24 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie
Same here. Can you imagine being ganged up on by FIVE angry wives???

Can you imagine synchronised PMS?

15 posted on 03/08/2014 11:50:01 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NYer

This program complained of by the article is merely one of many assaults upon Western Civilization and its history, great men, traditions, morality, arts, society, economics and political life. The West is losing and is collapsing before the assault As to methods used by those controlling the assault study a man named Bernay’s as merely one example. This man with one campaign totally changed American attitudes towards American Women smoking. Interestingly he was a nephew of Sigmund Freud.


16 posted on 03/08/2014 11:51:18 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: NYer

There are none of the arguments for same sex marriage that cannot be applied to polygamy. My bet is that within five years polygamy will be legalized in some states just like same sex marriage and like same sex marriage imposed against the will of the people by some unelected federal judge. The flood gates have been opened and marriage can now be defined as anything.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 11:52:11 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: NYer

The adorable blonde girl assures us all “We just love each other”. Love in all it’s forms is good, and that makes everything all right. Love, love, love, is all you need.


18 posted on 03/08/2014 12:02:01 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: FAA; Big Giant Head

I’m making lunch. :-).

Not sure the husband would be willing to deal with more than one wife plus all the kids.

BGH, I think I’m causing trouble for you again!


19 posted on 03/08/2014 12:04:08 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: NYer

I think the real reason behind the push for polygamy is so the Muslim men here can bring over many, many wives. And put them all on welfare, of course.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 12:10:43 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Marie Antoinette

Okay then..........

:)


21 posted on 03/08/2014 12:12:26 PM PST by FAA
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To: NYer
This will never gain traction except in Utah and New Mecca, NY (highrise city of the future - to be built over ground zero;-)).

There is no sane man who could bear more than one woman.

22 posted on 03/08/2014 12:17:57 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: NYer
Frank Barone:"You got a problem with your woman, you don't go out and get another woman! Now all you got is two problems!"
Everybody Loves Raymond-Episode '0110 - Raybert'
23 posted on 03/08/2014 12:18:24 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: NYer

Polygamy is one wife too many. Monogamy is the same thing.

I forget who said that.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 12:20:15 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: NYer

It is a slap in the face to women and any man who likes this idea deserves to pay out his behind for eternity.


25 posted on 03/08/2014 12:20:41 PM PST by dforest
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To: rbg81

Can’t be...Islam allows 4 wives but not more. This must be an attack on Islam and Christianity at the same time.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 12:23:56 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: FAA

Are you of the female wife persuasion or the male wife persuasion? One has to ask the question these days. ;-)


27 posted on 03/08/2014 12:24:24 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Marie Antoinette

Most assuredly the female “wife” persuasion. I’ve got one or two in mind but they had better be watching their P’s and Q’s with me I tell ya.


28 posted on 03/08/2014 12:28:48 PM PST by FAA
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To: Mastador1

You beat me to it!


29 posted on 03/08/2014 12:40:44 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: Mastador1

BTW: I’m a woman. :)


30 posted on 03/08/2014 12:42:27 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: Marie Antoinette

Another sister wife who is a great cook. I can see the makings of a plan here.


31 posted on 03/08/2014 12:43:37 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Mastador1

I saw that at work years ago, it was ugly.


32 posted on 03/08/2014 12:45:06 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
BTW: I’m a woman. :)

You can't beat nature! I had a friend with four daughters as they became teenagers he found more reasons to be at of the house at certain times.

33 posted on 03/08/2014 12:48:43 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NYer

I saw an ad for it. Has this country gone bonkers? Why would anyone watch that show? What happened to the other one with all the wives?


34 posted on 03/08/2014 12:50:01 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Mastador1

How about 5 mother-in-laws?


35 posted on 03/08/2014 1:02:44 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: NYer

I have been saying this for most of a decade and been told I was crazy, even by other freepers. My gay and polygamous college professor said back in 2001 that after gay marriage the next fight would be polygamy.

And don’t kid yourself, if it becomes legal the LDS church will reinstate it. They only gave it up for statehood (1890 ‘manifesto’ which is not given as a command or revelation) and even then continued to practice quietly until the 1930’s.

Even in my ward (Mormon congregation) in California in the 1980’s we had a woman who was a child polygamous bride from the mainline LDS church.


36 posted on 03/08/2014 1:23:32 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: Marie Antoinette

I’m sorry but polygamy is no laughing matter. My husband offers pro-bono legal work and I counsel women who have been in polygamous relationships and escaped (their word). There is no equality, and a lot of abuse (sexual and otherwise).

Do some research.

http://www.whatloveisthis.tv/


37 posted on 03/08/2014 1:30:18 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: NYer

I have feeling TLC would done spin off show since rating success of it Sister wives

It matter of time


38 posted on 03/08/2014 1:50:18 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Kartographer

Frank Barone:"You got a problem with your woman, you don't go out and get another woman! Now all you got is two problems!"

"Holy Crap!" I'm an ELR junkie ... thanks for the post and ping!

39 posted on 03/08/2014 2:01:12 PM PST by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: ansel12

The vast majority of Libertarians will vote Dem as their second choice.


40 posted on 03/08/2014 2:05:08 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: NYer
To heck with more than one wife. What about equal rights? Can a woman have more than one husband? Can I get a few of my older buddies together and we all hire share marry some hot younger chick woman? I bet we could arrange it so she wouldn't have to do much housework or cooking.
41 posted on 03/08/2014 2:11:02 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: NYer

Can’t imagine all the door-slamming going on in that house. :)


42 posted on 03/08/2014 2:20:27 PM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: NYer
I met a guy who had seven wives. I was on my way to St. Ives at the time.
43 posted on 03/08/2014 2:22:24 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: NYer

I think I would like several husbands. A couple of real earners, a fix it type, a magical in bed one, and perhaps one to do my hair.


44 posted on 03/08/2014 2:25:11 PM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: attiladhun2

The best election the libertarians ever had, was in 1980, trying to defeat Ronald Reagan, the man despised by Ayn Rand.


45 posted on 03/08/2014 2:25:24 PM PST by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: ansel12

Liabertarians have many things in common with the Left—both want drugs legalized, believe traditional marriage ought to be upended, and see nothing wrong with the country being overrun with illegal aliens.


46 posted on 03/08/2014 2:34:21 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: MamaB
"I saw an ad for it. Has this country gone bonkers? Why would anyone watch that show? What happened to the other one with all the wives?"

It's still on.

Both the "Sister Wives" bunch and this new one strive to portray themselves as deliriously happy and normal. But the reality is something else. The women in "My Five Wives" are as miserable as the Brown women.

47 posted on 03/08/2014 2:39:10 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon

I can’t stand the Brown wives they are whiners one episode they argue with each other about who is Korby spent time with

I stop watching after that I saw first season as “shock” then second second I quit


48 posted on 03/08/2014 5:06:24 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: newnhdad

Why not brother and sister or father and daughter?


49 posted on 03/08/2014 5:24:10 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: reaganaut

I appreciate what you are saying about problems with polygamy. BUT, as happened with homosexual marriage, we are not going to be allowed to have any debate about whether it’s good for society. Instead, the liberal view will be forced on us, the liberal mindset that consenting adults should do whatever they want, and one will be charged with discrimination and bigotry if one opposes polygamy.

It happened with homosexual marriage. We never could have a civil discussion about whether it was good for society. Instead, it was shoved down our throats by liberals and liberal judges. We we told it was bigotry to question homosexualasexual marriage. Look for the same to happen with polygamy. I expect liberal judges to force polygamy on us.


50 posted on 03/08/2014 8:04:14 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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