Skip to comments.Polygamist Family Speaks About Sex: 'We're Not Perverted or Twisted'
Posted on 03/04/2014 4:15:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Brady Williams and his five wives are the stars of a new reality series on TLC. The six Williams family members decided to go public with their story in order to dispel myths about polygamy, including about sexual relations between Brady and his wives.
"All of America is having sex," Brady told HuffPost Live. "It's no big deal to answer [questions]. We're not perverted, we're not twisted. We're normal we're just normal times five."
However, Dean Gregory Alan Thornbury of the school of theology at Union University in Tennessee has been quick to point out that polygamy, even within "Christian" families, makes void God's command for one man and one woman to "become one flesh," as it is written in the Bible. He notes that the nouns used in this command are singular for a reason, in reference to the Garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were brought together by God -- one man, one woman.
The Williams family is the second polygamist family to be featured on TLC. Kody Brown and his four wives have starred in their own series for four seasons. The Brown family, like the Williams, wanted to go public in order to dispel myths about polygamy and religion. In fact, the Williams family has the Brown family to thank for allowing them to safely live in Utah.
Brady Williams and his five wives.
The Brown family sued the state after being "forced" to leave for practicing polygamy. The Browns won the lawsuit and now other polygamists are able to practice their beliefs in the state of Utah without fear of persecution.
"It's a first step in the right direction toward the de-marginalization of polygamists," Brady told the Associated Press soon after the court decision came down. "Women are not a commodity and they shouldn't be treated as such. There needs to be complete symmetry within a marriage."
However, there are others who feel that the Utah ruling sets a dangerous precedent for the institution of monogamous marriage.
"Same-sex marriage advocates have told us that people ought to be able to 'marry who they love' but have also always downplayed the idea that this would lead to legalized polygamy, a practice that very often victimizes women and children," Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said in a statement after the ruling. "But if love and mutual consent become the definition of what the boundaries of marriage are, can we as a society any longer even define marriage coherently?"
The Williams family has 24 children and will be featured in the series, which returns on Sunday, March 9 at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.
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My guess is that the libertarians will be less aggressive in pushing for polygamy than they are on homosexual issues, but only because polygamy doesn’t interest them as much as the gay agenda and drugs, or abortion.
They’ll support it of course, but they just won’t be as obsessed with it.
This is “more normal” than gay marriage is. If gay marriage is okay than anything goes.
Here it comes!
I have my doubts that it’s about sex. I’ve never seen any of these “wives” that I’d consider pretty. And to me, if she’s ugly, there is no sex.
Somebody is having sex. There are 24 kids.
If they are paying themselves for their 24 children and take no welfare, the gubmint should butt out. If they are moochers then they obviously cannot properly take care of their own, so put the kids up for adoption.
Uhh, yes you are!
“But if love and mutual consent become the definition of what the boundaries of marriage are, can we as a society any longer even define marriage coherently?”
Precisely. That is the end game. “Gay” marriage destroys the definition of marriage. It becomes a meaningless term, simply a way for people to step through bureaucratic hoops to get certain privileges from the state, having nothing to do with the structure or stability of society.
What a bunch of freaks.
But you want that same thing for all the other “moochers” who aren’t in a polygamous relationship, too, right? Or are you aiming to single them out? Because there are tens and tens of millions of people who fit your definition who couldn’t spell “polygamy” with a gun to their head, much less tell you what it means.
“If they are paying themselves for their 24 children and take no welfare, the gubmint should butt out.”
Can that go for two guys or women that are “married” with some kids?
Help with the math here...
If a man and a woman are made one flesh that’s 1+1=1.
He’s Jehovah, I’m not going to correct his math homework.
Now, take that 1 and add 1 more to their “one flesh”... Should still be 1.
If the guy can afford to feed five wives and 26 children without my help via welfare...
Better that than some baby Daddy with 20+ kids, no responsibility for those kids, and a massive drain on the social services I personally feel we shouldn’t have in the first place...
My only comment would be that I don’t have a problem with it if that’s what they want to do—AS LONG AS THEY DON’T ASK THE TAXPAYERS TO SUPPORT THEIR CHILDREN WITH WELFARE PAYMENTS and the Dad (along the respective Mothers) FULLY supports the children.
You’ve never made love to a woman who isn’t classically pretty? Wow! We sure haven’t lived identical lives. LOL
See my #12.
..and the big, fat check from TLC didn't have anything to do with their decision.
See my #12.
Well, I don’t think that anyone, in ANY “marital” situation, should have a child they can’t take care of financially and emotionally. It’s a plus if they can raise the child to be god fearing.
The guy is winning man. Banging 5 wives. Just like a Muzzie. Probably a few headaches along the way. Bottom line...who cares. How does what they’re doing effect your life in any way?
I wonder if that's the case, though.
The Brown family, of "Sister Wives", has received food stamps and other forms of assistance. They filed for bankruptcy several times.
I’d rather have the check going to a committed family like that than say.... The Kardasians...
# 5 on the right seems to be a little chunky. As she adds weight, will she find herself getting less sex? None of them are babes.
In your eyes the guy might be winning, but the women are miserable. They’re fools for getting into such a situation.
Myths? Apparently Rocky Rooster is no myth.
An angel told me it was okay.
Is it just me or do no. 2 and 4 look to have the classic look/features of fetal alcohol syndrome?
“Freakier” than two men using their exhaust ports as pseudo vaginas? Or a “tongue and groove” relationship?
Obviously they don’t take The Bible seriously.
So, this is the story of a man named Brady who was stringing along five somewhat lovely wives ...
I was thinking that or inbreeding, haha... #1 has crazy eyes, and also #2 and #3 seem to be wearing the exact same top! That being said, if somebody held a gun to my head and said “choose,” I’d have to go with #3... just sayin’...
The Torah includes specific regulations on the practice of polygamy, such as Exodus 21:10, “If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marital rights.” Deuteronomy 21:1517, says that a man must award the inheritance due to a first-born son to the son who was actually born first, even if he hates that son’s mother and likes another wife more and Deuteronomy 17:17 states that the king shall not have too many wives.
The first polygamist mentioned in the Bible is Lamech, whose two wives were Adah and Zillah (Genesis 4:19). Many important figures had more than one wife, such as Esau (Genesis 26:34; Genesis 28:6-9), Abraham (Genesis 16:3, Genesis 21:1-13, Genesis 25:1, Genesis 25:6), Moses (Exodus 2:21; Exodus 18:1-6, Numbers 12:1), Jacob (Genesis 29:15-28), Gideon (Judges 8:29-32), Elkanah (1 Samuel 1:1-8), David (1 Samuel 25:39-44; 2 Samuel 3:2-5; 2 Samuel 5:13-16) and Solomon (1 Kings 11:1-3).
Thats the other possibility. the compressed eye to mouth proportion is a giveaway.
Number 2, then number 1 for me.
I have a feeling that numbers 2 and 4 are sisters. Do you see it?
Yup, agreed. But there’s still something wrong with them..other than the polygamy.
lol. Now I’m humming it, thanks...
No one of more note than Issac and Rebecca lived the singular sense of Genesis 2:24.
IMHO, this was the goal, though not met well for centuries.
ell, I can see having someone else to clean the toilet and do the laundry! But Mr Kitty is all mine and I wan’t want to share him with someone else!!
Yep. Mr. GG2 is a one woman man and I’m it. :-)
**’We’re Not Perverted or Twisted’**
**Were Not Perverted or Twisted**
We’re from France. :-)
The harsh truth is that gay people didn't destroy marriage, contraception among Christians did.
The acceptance of serial civil divorce and remarriage also played it’s part. Folks became conditioned to think it’s just another lousy state contract that can be broken and resumed between any parties the state allows. Not that the acceptance of bc within marriage didn’t have a lot to do with it also.
The Anglican Church has much to answer for, IMHO.
Sure does sound like you are.
Yes. They’re nuts.