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Polygamists Take Their Cases to the Courts
Concerned Women for America ^ | 4/19/2004 | Jeremy Sewall

Posted on 04/23/2004 7:21:16 AM PDT by scripter

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To: little jeremiah
Actually, polygamy has more going for it than homosexual "marriage", at least there's a historical and scriptural precedent.

I've repeatedly tried explaining the historical sophistication of polygamy to my wife, but she just doesn't get it. The last time I tried, she started sharpening a big knife, and told me to drop my drawers. That was when I realized that I could use some fresh air.

51 posted on 04/23/2004 6:47:20 PM PDT by mrustow
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Barnard acknowledges that legalizing polygamy would "hit the legal system hard," and that his clients would be happy with decriminalization. That way, he said, "spiritual wives" would have full knowledge that they had no rights to benefits and inheritances. As Barnard’s case gains more attention, the practice of polygamy is coming under closer scrutiny. The Christian Science Monitor reports that there are an estimated 100,000 polygamists in America.

See also: unions, civil; horses, Trojan.

52 posted on 04/23/2004 6:57:11 PM PDT by mrustow
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To: scripter; 2banana
This is no surprise. All one need do is examine the history of liberalism and it's attack upon morality to realize the line is moving farther and farther left and won't stop until we effectively halt the inertia.

Your post#3 is exactly correct 2b.

53 posted on 04/24/2004 10:16:42 AM PDT by TOUGH STOUGH (A vote for president Bush IS a vote for principle.)
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To: philosofy123
Read some history dude. Monogamy has been the rule in Christian nations since late ancient times... (ca. 400 AD), nothing to do with an amorphous "drive for equality" rather mainly due to the influence of the Church. While I am not Catholic, here's an excellent description of polygamy and monogamy from the Catholic Encyclopedia ( http://www.newadvent.org )--a very scholarly, balanced and well researched source.

"While monogamy was the prevailing form of the family before Christ, it was limited in various degrees among many peoples by the practice of polygamy. This practice was on the whole more common among the Semitic races than among the Aryans. It was more frequent among the Jews, the Egyptians, and the Medes, than among the people of India, the Greeks, or the Romans. It existed to a greater extent among the uncivilized races, although some of these were free from it. Moreover, even those nations which practised polygamy, whether civilized or uncivilized, usually restricted it to a small minority of the population, as the kings, the chiefs, the nobles, and the rich. Polyandry was likewise practised, but with considerably less frequency. According to Westermarck, monogamy was by far the most common form of marriage "among the ancient peoples of whom we have any direct knowledge" (op. cit., p. 459). On the other hand, divorce was in vogue among practically all peoples, and to a much greater extent than polygamy."
54 posted on 04/24/2004 10:42:28 AM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: Dead Corpse
you Ms. Grundy types never friggin' learn.

You know, I thought like you when I was younger, but now I see this plural marriage thing as a political movement by the side that would have socialism and redistribution of wealtn. This cuts right to your pocketbook, so you should be wary. Sometimes what two people alone do in private makes so little difference that it can be ignorred. But when a whole country takes up the same activities, it will have a negative effect on the society, in many ways. The political is what I mentioned to keep the discussion out of the morals area, but a moral ethical society is also part of what holds us together or tears us appart if we don't keep it.

This movement to homosesual marriage, now includes transvestite activities, transgender if you will, and will soon be joined by pedophilia as it has been with polygamy. Anyone who does not see where this is headed is not really for freedom in the sense of nationalism, he is for libertine (anything goes) freedom and the country will not sustanin this kind of freedom.

55 posted on 04/24/2004 10:45:49 AM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: philosofy123
"Moral fabric my a$$! If you don't get a piece because your wife knows that she have you by the balls, and you are going to lose 50% of your wealth if you argued; then what are you going to do. Get a piece on the outside or divorce her a$$! the only fair thing to this spoiled sexless bitch, and your children is to introduce competition. Bring in a new blood.

You make my point far more brillantly than I could ever have. I leave you to the disgusting spoils your philosophy of life have brought you to.

56 posted on 04/26/2004 7:59:32 AM PDT by Godzilla (Nuke the whales, save the medfly)
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