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Many Unitarians would prefer that their polyamory activists keep quiet
Washington Post ^ | 3/22/2013 | Lisa Miller

Posted on 03/24/2013 5:40:50 PM PDT by markomalley

The joke about Unitarians is that they’re where you go when you don’t know where to go. Theirs is the religion of last resort for the intermarried, the ambivalent, the folks who want a faith community without too many rules. It is perhaps no surprise that the Unitarian Universalist Association is one of the fastest-growing denominations in the country, ballooning 15 percent over the past decade, when other established churches were shrinking. Politically progressive to its core, it draws from the pool of people who might otherwise be “nones” – unaffiliated with any church at all.

But within the ranks of the UUA over the past few years, there has been some quiet unrest concerning a small but activist group that vociferously supports polyamory. That is to say “the practice of loving and relating intimately to more than one other person at a time,” according to a mission statement by Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness (UUPA). The UUPA “encourages spiritual wholeness regarding polyamory,” including the right of polyamorous people to have their unions blessed by a minister.

UUA headquarters says it has no official position on polyamory. “Official positions are established at general assembly and never has this issue been brought to general assembly,” a spokeswoman says.

But as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the Supreme Court, many committed Unitarians think the denomination should have a position, which is that polyamory activists should just sit down and be quiet. For one thing, poly activists are seen as undermining the fight for same-sex marriage. The UUA has officially supported same-sex marriage, the spokeswoman says, “since 1979, with tons of resolutions from the general assembly.”

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TOPICS: Other Christian
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; polyamory; polygamy; religiousleft; unitarian; unitarianism; uua

1 posted on 03/24/2013 5:40:50 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I have to wonder how polyamory affects divorce and alimony.


2 posted on 03/24/2013 5:44:33 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: markomalley

Zero’s grandparents were “Uni-Nothings” in Seattle.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 5:45:38 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: markomalley

Don’t tell me the Washington Post has turned into a parody site too!!!


4 posted on 03/24/2013 5:45:51 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
Don’t tell me the Washington Post has turned into a parody site too!!!

Turned into?

5 posted on 03/24/2013 5:57:41 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley
Ya know what you get when you cross a Unitarian with a Jehovah's Witness....

Someone who knocks on your door for no apparent reason.

6 posted on 03/24/2013 6:02:38 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: markomalley

Polygamy is accepted across the Islamic world (and some other places) and has a history going back thousands of years. Same-sex marriage is not NEARLY as widely accepted. For the Unitarians to say that same-sex marriage is deserving of acceptance, while polygamy is not, is disingenuous.


7 posted on 03/24/2013 6:03:25 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: markomalley

I only know one Unitarian and the thing I have noticed is she always says “think positive and good things will happen”. I am different, I say “hope for the best but prepare for the worst”. I consider myself a conservative realist and she is liberal living in la la land.


8 posted on 03/24/2013 6:10:13 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: markomalley

They ought to be worried. I saw an interview with a gal about a year ago. She said that as soon as the gays were allowed to marry, those who wanted group marriages (of whom she was one) would start demanding recognition. It’s what’s next on the leftist agenda...


9 posted on 03/24/2013 6:20:10 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: markomalley
It's from the Washington Post. What would you like me to say?
10 posted on 03/24/2013 6:22:16 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: PapaBear3625

IT might be a modern choice and judgment, but it’s not necessarily disingenuous.


11 posted on 03/24/2013 6:37:21 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tbpiper

:-)


12 posted on 03/24/2013 6:39:49 PM PDT by GJones2
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To: PapaBear3625

I think it’s a very Modern worldview but it doesn’t have to be disingenuous. Please note I mean Modern like the school of thought not contemporary. I can see how it would mesh with UUA schools of thought.


13 posted on 03/24/2013 6:47:24 PM PDT by texanred
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To: markomalley

A tenet of Unitarians: they believe in at most one God.


14 posted on 03/24/2013 6:47:30 PM PDT by cymbeline
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To: PapaBear3625

There are also Biblical patriarchs who had multiple wives.
It is interesting though that the rush to destroy monogomous marriage is promoting the sexual free-for-all and unstable personal lives that predated Christianity.
In the rush to tear down what they dislike, they create the chaos that Christianity once helped civilize.


15 posted on 03/24/2013 6:55:41 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: markomalley; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Is it true that some Unitarians have changed their sects?


16 posted on 03/24/2013 7:06:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: tbw2

The goal of sex positive agenda advocates is to smash monogamy. Some also profess a desire to smash the patriarchy.


17 posted on 03/24/2013 7:07:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: markomalley

Watch. After the predictable numbers of Republican panderers cave on homosexual marriage, they’ll cave on polyamory. Because young people support it. Then will come bestiality, pedophilia, and the rest. Marriage between a man and a chicken will be championed, and a number of Pubbie pols will cave on that... because young people are for it. And they don’t want to make anyone unhappy. Especially the chickens.


18 posted on 03/24/2013 7:07:55 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: markomalley
‘It is perhaps no surprise that the Unitarian Universalist Association is one of the fastest-growing denominations in the country, ballooning 15 percent over the past decade, when other established churches were shrinking.’

Except for the fact that there are not now, nor have there ever been more than a handful of members in the United States. Islam is much faster growing. When you have fewer than a half million members rapid growth and decline occur all the time.

In reality, three of the members of the West Borough Baptist Church had children so they are the fastest growing denomination at 30%. See, facts are easy to make up!

19 posted on 03/24/2013 7:30:58 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: driftless2
I really can't say honestly how any of those things are worse than homosexual "marriage." Seriously. It's not a slippery slope argument. Once you allow that homosexuals can be "married" you're already at the bottom of the slope...
20 posted on 03/24/2013 7:52:01 PM PDT by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: markomalley
The joke about Unitarians is that they’re where you go when you don’t know where to go...people who worship themselves.....
21 posted on 03/24/2013 9:00:10 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: FredZarguna
At the bottom of the whole argument is the notion propagated by the proponents of homosexual "marriage" that homosexuality is equal to heterosexuality. By their standards, both are normal and equal. The fact that only about two or three percent of humans are homosexual does not cause the proponents to wonder one bit.

The main objective or function of sex is to reproduce. Certain bodily orifices were not designed for entry by sexual organs as the main avenue of sex. If homosexuality were the same as heterosexuality, then homosexuals would be able to reproduce with each other.

And lastly, if further scientific studies prove that homosexuality is a result of overproduction of hormones in the womb (and can be treated), then how can something that would be the result of a bodily malfunction be considered normal or equal?

22 posted on 03/25/2013 4:50:39 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: markomalley

Unitarians: Atheists who haven’t kicked the Church habit. ;o)


23 posted on 03/25/2013 5:12:08 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Zero’s father was a polygamist and Zero is the first child from a polygamist family to become President.


24 posted on 03/27/2013 12:49:07 PM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: driftless2

“Marriage between a man and a chicken will be championed”

Sadly, in many cases I know my own chickens would be better wives for some men than their wives are. The upside of chickens is at least once the sun goes down you can count on them to sit down and shut up!


25 posted on 03/27/2013 12:51:33 PM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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