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  • Lutheran ‘Love’: ELCA Bishop Leila Ortiz Praises Polyamory

    08/10/2019 6:47:31 AM PDT · by lightman · 33 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 9 August A.D. 2019 | Jeffrey Walton
    With the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Churchwide Assembly underway in Milwaukee this week, we’ve stepped up our coverage of Lutheran news. Last month, I wrote about Bishop-elect Paul Egensteiner of the ELCA’s Metropolitan New York Synod declaring that Hell is empty. My colleague Chelsen Vicari offered a preview of various progressive memorials (the ELCA equivalent of resolutions or overtures) at the Churchwide Assembly. Meanwhile, another bishop-elect in the ELCA has invited controversy with her endorsement of polyamory. YouTube channel Barcroft TV recently interviewed two women and a man who are in a relationship with one another as a...
  • Polyamory is for Pre-Teens in Public Schools. Oh, Really?

    07/15/2019 2:15:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 31 replies
    stream.org ^ | July 15, 2019 | CATHY RUSE
    The world recently learned that the American Psychological Association promotes “polyamory,” “swinging,” and “relationship anarchy.” Their experts say it’s healthy and ethical. They’re crazy.Leftists who run our nation’s public schools love to hide behind the skirts of the APA when it comes to crazy Sex Ed. So in a recent column I wondered how long it would take for them to push polyamory on the pubertal.Then I learned they already do.Targeting California Kids It was a California teacher who discovered the “LGBT Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force.” She was reviewing the state department of education’s “health” lesson mandates for the fall and stumbled across...
  • APA: We'd Like to Teach the World to Swing...

    07/08/2019 8:38:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | July 8, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    Just when you think you've heard it all, the American Psychological Association (APA) decides this: Monogamy is the new bigotry. That's right. According to the supposed "mental health experts," open marriages are the tolerant approach to intimacy. And they've launched a task force to prove it to the world. According to the APA's official description of this initiative, "Finding love and/or sexual intimacy is a central part of most people's life experience. However, the ability to engage in desired intimacy without social and medical stigmatization is not a liberty for all." People who practice "consensual non-monogamy," as they call it,...
  • Percent of Americans not having sex reaches record high

    03/29/2019 11:42:19 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/29/19 | Brooke Seipel
    The number of U.S. adults not having sex has reached a record high, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the General Social Survey. Twenty-three percent of respondents, or nearly 1 in 4, reported having no sex in the past year, according to the Post. More than 30 percent of adults reported having monthly sex and nearly 40 percent reported having sex weekly or more. Young men between 18 and 30 years of age saw one of the biggest declines in sexual activity, with 28 percent saying they had no sex over the last year. The same data...
  • America's Largest Catholic University Hosts Event Glorifying Polyamory, Open Relationships

    05/17/2018 9:02:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/17/2018 | Samuel Smith
    America's largest Catholic University hosted an event last week that featured a discussion reportedly glorifying open relationships and polyamory, concepts that violate Catholic teachings. Last Thursday, DePaul University in Chicago hosted the event "Polyamory Pause: A Dialogue on Open Relationships and Polyamory," which was hosted by the school's LGBTQIA+ Resource Center. Polyamory is a relationship construct where partners can have multiple sexual partners with the consent of all partners involved. According to the conservative website Campus Reform, discussion at the event included a wide number topics related to non-monogamous love and lust. According to a flyer that was photographed and...
  • Polygamy, Robot Sex Are Consequences of the Sexual Revolution

    02/14/2018 4:26:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2018 | Bruce Ashford
    Not for nothing, but the latest fruits of the sexual revolution are even more bizarre than most of us imagined.We knew things would get a little freaky, but maybe we didn’t know it would involve an upswing in polygamy, amorous activities with plastic women, or cuddling sessions with electric candelabra.But that is the state of affairs as we approach Valentine’s Day this year.We shouldn’t be surprised. When a society deifies sexual expression, it deifies a jealous god who will not be satisfied until every biological, social, and moral norm is overturned.Consider the upswing in open marriages. In a recent edition...
  • Three Men Get ‘Married’ in Colombia and There is No Slippery Slope

    06/25/2017 12:56:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 21, 2017 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    In 2016, same-sex “marriage” was legalized in Colombia. One year later, the courts have now recognized a polyamorous “family” of three men. And there is no slippery slope. As reported by the Daily Mail: Actor Victor Hugo Prada and his two partners, sports instructor John Alejandro Rodriguez and journalist Manuel Jose Bermudez, have signed legal papers with a solicitor in the city of Medellin, establishing them as a family unit with inheritance rights. “We wanted to validate our household … and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family,” said one of the men,...
  • Rethinking monogamy today

    04/13/2017 8:11:02 AM PDT · by walford · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2017 | Ian Kerner
    "Most people enter their first relationships with the traditional idea of sexual exclusivity. It's just the way we're socialized in our culture." For some couples, non-exclusivity might take the form of attending "play parties" together and swapping partners, watching other couples have sex, dating other people or even entering into polyamorous relationships with multiple partners. Determine what's OK and what's not.
  • Why can’t three get married?

    03/21/2016 8:23:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael Cook
    You might think that this is grotesque. I certainly think it is grotesque. But should we be so judgemental about the unorthodox connubial arrangements of Anna and Lucy Decinque, 31-year-old identical twins who are sharing a bed with their 32-year-old electrical mechanic boyfriend Ben Byrne? The trio have lived together for the last four years in Perth, Western Australia, with the girls’ mother. The girls are inseparable, so much so that they have spent A$240,000 on various cosmetic improvements to look even more alike. They imitate each other and share everything. Even their boyfriend. When Anna and Lucy appeared on...
  • OkCupid Adds a Feature for the Polyamorous

    01/08/2016 9:46:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 8, 2015 | Olga Khazan
    Online dating behemoth OkCupid is adding a feature tailor-made for polyamorous people. The new setting, which became available for some beta users in December, allows users who are listed as “seeing someone,” “married,” or “in an open relationship” on the platform to link their profiles and search for other people to join their relationship. It will be rolled out to all users on Friday. A screenshot of the new feature obtained by The Atlantic shows a stock photo of a sample user listed as “in an open relationship” with another, whose profile is linked below his.
  • I was in a committed relationship with two people—and then I got pregnant.

    11/05/2015 4:29:18 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 82 replies
    HelloGiggles ^ | November 4, 2015 | na
    The night I found out I was going to be a mom I sat down next to my husband Kevin, clutching the pregnancy test in one hand and holding his hand with the other, the three minutes waiting for the test results felt like forever. I think in that span of time I felt every emotion known to man: happy at the possibilities, mad that I had thrown up the steak and cheese I made for myself earlier that day, anxious to know the results, and of course scared beyond belief. My husband has always been someone I could see...
  • Polyamory: taboo for religious Americans but not for the rest

    08/13/2015 8:47:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    YouGov ^ | August 12, 2015 | Peter Moore
    The recent Supreme Court decision which asserted that the right to marry is a constitutional right, including for same sex couples, has raised prompted some commentators to question whether the same could be said of polygamy. Polygamy has long been prohibited and rarely practised in the United States, but at least the practise is quite common in many parts of the Islamic world and sub-Saharan Africa. What is increasingly common in the United States, however, are various forms of 'polyamory', where people have multiple sexual and romantic partners with the full knowledge of their partners. YouGov's research shows that most...
  • Four’s Company? After Gay Marriage, Polyamory is Next

    08/08/2015 7:05:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    ACCULTURATED ^ | Andrew Stiles
    Just hours after the Supreme Court declared a constitutional right to same-sex marriage on June 26, Politico published an op-ed explaining why “group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism.” If your first reaction was to dismiss this out of hand, you haven’t been paying attention. As the 21st century progresses, it is going to become increasingly difficult to answer the question “what is marriage for?” or even “what is marriage?” And, no, don’t blame it on the gays.If the Internet is to be believed, “open marriages” are, quite possibly, the next social frontier that, sooner or later, could...
  • Polyamory Is Next, And I’m One Reason Why (Libertarians for Polyamory)

    06/30/2015 11:41:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2015 | Sara Burrows
    You’re going to bed already?” I complained, as I prepared to read our three-year-old a bedtime story across the hall. It was my not-so-veiled solicitation for sex. I was nearing ovulation and in the mood. I knew Brad was rarely in the mood at night—unlike me, he’s a morning person—but I was hoping, by chance, he might be. “Yeah, I’m tired,” he grumbled. “I have to work in the morning.” After I got my daughter to sleep in her own bed—a rare gem—I came back in to cuddle, to see if he was really asleep or just faking.
  • Inconsistent Same-Sex Marriage Advocates: There is now no principled way to exclude polyamory

    06/27/2015 7:29:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    In Australia, same-sex marriage activists are upset that polyamorists are trying to jump on their equality bandwagon. From The Australian: THE main lobby group promoting gay marriage yesterday distanced itself from polyamorists demanding to be included in the proposed reforms, saying marriage involving more than two people would undermine a traditional institution.As reported yesterday by The Australian, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has come under attack from polyamorists, including some who are members of her party, for insisting that marriage should be between two people of any sex, but no more than two.Greens volunteer and polyamorist Naomi Bicheno wrote on...
  • After Gay Marriage, Is Polyamory (Group Marriage) Next?

    06/09/2015 5:11:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Aleteia ^ | June 9, 2015 | CAROLYN MOYNIHAN
    Improbable? Preposterous? Alarmist? Perhaps. But by no means illogical.The success of the same-sex marriage campaign in Ireland has advocates elsewhere in a state of high excitement, predicting that the rest of the (Western) world must quickly fall into line and legalise this concept. What then?As we know, there is a long line of “love” interest groups waiting to stake their claims for social recognition, and at the head of the queue are polyamorists.In fact, just before the Irish voted, The Independent (Ireland) ran a long feature story about the Emerald Isle’s polyamory community. Jade-Martina Lynch, who has achieved a modest amount of...
  • Why Gay Marriage Doesn't Open the Door to Polygamy

    05/15/2015 1:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | May 14, 2015 | Matt Baume, Writer, photographer, explainer of the strange and wonderful
    If we let gays get married, is polygamy next? Well, no, obviously, but this is an argument that comes up over and over; and it just happened again. This time, it was from Ben Carson, who's running for (and has no chance of becoming) President. He hinted to CNBC that "other groups" would deserve marriage if gay couples gained the freedom to marry. When pressed on what those other groups were, he eventually admitted that they might include bigamists. This is a suggestion that comes up a lot, even from the Supreme Court. Last mont, Justice Alito observed, "a group...
  • Polygamy: Louisiana City Legalizes It & Polygamists Line Up (satire)

    03/15/2015 11:49:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 13, 2015 | Antonio J. Newell
    In a real-life Sister Wives polygamy event, a city in Louisiana says “yes to the dress.” Afterwards, several people line up to take multiple brides and grooms. It seems that DeQuincy, Louisiana, isn’t satisfied with the notion of monogamy. Polygamy is the word of the day, as several super-couples begin their lives together.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Louisiana’s aforementioned city sees no issue in the matter. Actually, Mayor Tom Downey has a profound statement, according to News Examiner. “There’s no gosh darn reason that if a man loves a woman, and another woman and another woman and maybe even another woman, they shouldn’t all...
  • Polyamorous Oakland family finds parenting easier with two moms and a dad

    03/12/2015 9:33:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    SF Gate ^ | March 11, 2015 | Amy Graff
    An Oakland family has found what they think is the key to a happy household: three parents. Two women named Melinda and Dani Phoenix and the man they both consider their husband, Jonathan Stein, are in a polyamorous relationship and parenting two babies together under the same roof. Melinda and Dani began their relationship as a lesbian couple and became domestic partners in 2010. A year later, Jonathan joined them as the third partner and the three married last summer in a ceremony that is not legally recognized. Now they’re sharing their story to raise awareness about polyamorous families and...
  • The world's first THREE-WAY same-sex marriage

    03/06/2015 11:15:47 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/6/2015 | COREY CHARLTON
    Three gay men from Thailand have tied the knot in what is thought to be the world's first three-way same-sex marriage. Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine's Day after exchanging their vows in a fairy-tale ceremony at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand. The three blushing grooms are thought to be the world's only wedded male threesome and have since become internet sensations after photos from their big day went viral. In what they described as the happiest day of their lives, the three men were suited and booted for the...