Skip to comments.Coming Soon: 'Polyamorist Rights'? (Bigamy, Polygamy, etc.)
Posted on 01/09/2006 3:06:22 PM PST by wagglebee
(AgapePress) - It may only be in its beginning stages, but the "polyamorist movement" may be grabbing onto the coat tails of the increasingly effective homosexual movement.
"Polyamorists" are individuals who maintain more than one emotional-sexual relationship simultaneously, believing that monogamy is unnatural. Relationships can be heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.
Paul Harris, a New York reporter for The Observer, a London, England, newspaper, writes in words that sound strangely similar to those used to describe the homosexual movement.
He said "polyamorists are coming out of the closets across America. Several groups have sprung up. In New York, Polyamorous NYC holds monthly meetings, has an e-mail list of about 800 and holds a Poly Pride Day each year in Central Park.
"A documentary, Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family, has opened at cinemas in the city, chronicling a 13-year relationship between three people living together in a relationship that produced two children."
"Most people in the poly community are very closeted," Justen Bennett-MacCubbin, founder of Polyamorous NYC, told The Observer. "The community is where gays and lesbians were in the '60s."
"We want a change in perception of what's possible. By and large, people are not naturally monogamous, and we should be able to talk about it without prejudice," Bennett-MacCubbin said.
Perceptions seem to have definitely changed in The Netherlands. In a nation that is arguably the most accepting of homosexuality in the world, the first polygamous civil union was recorded this fall, when a man and two women had their relationship legally recognized.
"I love both Bianca and Mirjam, so I am marrying them both," Victor de Bruijn proudly declared in September.
Well you need to stay that way and the homosexuals need to go back to it; or better yet, all of you should repent and renounce your sinful ways.
Homosexual agenda/Moral absolutes ping.
Gosh, I could use a husband and a wife to help me out around here.
I have to admit that the natural state of things in the animal kingdom, and through most of human history, is one male with several women. Of course, that doesn't mean it works well in modern human society.
"Of course, that doesn't mean it works well in modern human society"
so, which society do we live in now?
I love my wife dearly, but why in the world would anyone want two?
The Chinese symbol for trouble is two women under one roof. BIG trouble is the guy committing suicide in the second symbol.
Cite an example of a Jew (after the Ten Commandments had been given) or a Christian who falls into this category.
I just went to the website of Poly-NYC.com or .org or wherever in order to find my future three wives. :-)
But the photos show the weirdest collection of crazy people I have ever seen. They are weirder than anyone you'd see at a Gay "Right's" Parade. How could one person marry them, not to mention two or three.
NYC was my home town until after 9-11. Now it is like a distant planet to me. And yet I recognized Central Park. :-(
I think you are right about the natural state of most animals. I think it may also be true for human males. Unfortunately, I believe monogamy is the natural state for women. A woman who agrees to polygamy may be doing it to keep a man. Inside, who knows what it is doing to her psyche?
" "At any given Arby's, McDonald's, Rotary Club or veterans hall," he says, "people are overwhelmingly in favor of calling a halt to drug prohibition. Overwhelmingly." "\
I'm sorry you don't like my tagline - it is inteneded as a reminder that liberty continues to depend on the right of self defense.
Only if that male can chase off all competitors through superior strength, courage, determination and good looks. (Or, a big pile of money...)
But in our system, even your local nebbish can hope for a loving monogamous marriage.
I suppose a lot of fellows picture themselves the Lord Lion of the Pride--but they don't see all the other lions who have to be beaten off, who wander alone and frustrated.
Sorry, about post 15. I pasted the wrong quote and then misread the post I was responding too.... I'm gonna go jogging before I try to post any more.
I didn't even understand trigonometry.
Of course I know what it means. I like the tagline. My comment was meant as a joke related to your comments on the present topic.
In ages past, polygamy was a power issue. The king or rich merchant could prove he was powerful with multiple wives. But among the poor it meant that women would not grow old without a mate. Back then the mortality rate of young men was very high due to war and pillaging on other continents (e.g., Genghis Khan) so plural marriage was the only way a woman could get a husband and children, and some security.