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.