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  • A British Muslim pushes for polygamy after same-sex marriage

    05/19/2016 12:30:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | May 16, 2016 | Michael Cook, editor
    The United Kingdom has a large Muslim population – 5.4 percent, according to the Office of National Statistics, or about 3 million people. Although polygamy is permitted under sharia law, most Muslim men do not have two, three or four wives. In fact, according to “The Salafi Feminist”, a Canadian blogger, average Muslims view second wives “as little more than secret mistresses, home-wreckers, and simply selfish”. However, the growing influence of Islam in the UK combined with a redefinition to allow homosexuals to marry makes a push for legal polygamy more likely. In a recent article in The Conversation, a...
  • Islamists Infiltrate The Swedish Government

    05/16/2016 12:25:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/16/16 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Ingrid Carlqvist via The Gatestone Institute, The library in Arvika surprised patrons by offering Arabic language courses. Many Swedes wondered if offering courses in Swedish to the Arabic-speaking immigrants would not be more productive. The library, however, does not offer any such service. The Immigration Service released a new report on April 8, entitled "Are You Married?", which showed how its own case officers allow child marriages. Swedish authorities have approved hundreds of polygamous marriages among immigrants, law professor Göran Lind revealed on April 4. An asylum seeker was arrested April 23 for kicking his wife in the...
  • Polygamy Is Constitutional. Here's Why. [Bloomberg Link Only]

    04/14/2016 6:43:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Bloomberg [Link only] ^ | April 14, 2016 | Noah Feldman
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  • ‘Sister Wives’ family loses appeal, ban on polygamy in Utah restored

    04/11/2016 7:58:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2016
    A federal appeals court on Monday dismissed a landmark decision that decriminalized polygamy in Utah, marking a legal defeat for the family from the reality TV show “Sister Wives.” Kody Brown and his four wives cannot sue the state over its ban on plural marriages because the family never faced charges and local prosecutors later said they would not prosecute consenting adults with multiple wives, according to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
  • Former members of polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs reveal secrets in FBI documents

    04/06/2016 4:45:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    foxnews ^ | April 6, 2016 | CNN wire
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A decade after the arrest of polygamous prophet Warren Jeffs, insiders say his church has literally become a place of feast or famine, of haves and have-nots. Prison has done little to loosen Jeffs’ hold on many of his followers, even if he is now a convicted child-sex offender serving a life sentence. They still await his revelations and follow his directives, both difficult and bizarre. But some members are leaving the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — and disobeying their prophet’s longstanding orders to avoid law enforcement and “answer them nothing.”...
  • Former members of polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs reveal secrets in FBI documents

    04/06/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2016
    A decade after the arrest of polygamous prophet Warren Jeffs, insiders say his church has literally become a place of feast or famine, of haves and have-nots. Prison has done little to loosen Jeffs' hold on many of his followers, even if he is now a convicted child-sex offender serving a life sentence. They still await his revelations and follow his directives, both difficult and bizarre. But some members are leaving the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - and disobeying their prophet's longstanding orders to avoid law enforcement and "answer them nothing." These FLDS outcasts are talking...
  • Ted Cruz 'five mistress' affair story is 'garbage' report spread by 'Donald Trump and his henchmen,'

    03/25/2016 10:47:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 264 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 25, 2016 | Dareh Gregorian
    The National Enquirer on Friday reported that Ted Cruz has had multiple trysts with women who aren't the one he described as "the love of my life," wife Heidi Cruz. "It is garbage, complete & utter lies. It is a tabloid smear and it has come from Donald Trump and his henchmen," the Texas senator told reporters on Friday . . . Another alleged "mistress," former Cruz communications director Amanda Carpenter, was asked about the report on CNN. "Talk to my lawyer," she said.
  • 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...
  • Pope: new annulment process has an 'eminently pastoral' goal

    03/12/2016 9:04:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 12, 2016 | Elsie Harris
    On Saturday Pope Francis told participants in course on the streamlined annulment process that the main goal of the new norms is pastoral, and seeks to reach out to families suffering from a broken marriage. “These measures have an eminently pastoral goal: to show the Church’s concern for those faithful who are waiting for a quick verification on their marital status,” the Pope said March 12. He noted that many faithful suffer due to the end of their marriages, and couples are frequently “oppressed by doubt” as to whether or not their marriage was valid or in valid. It is...
  • Polygamous church leaders indicted, arrested for fraud

    02/23/2016 12:39:12 PM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | February 23, 2016 | Nate Carlisle
    Lyle Jeffs, who has been running the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for his imprisoned brother, has been indicted on food stamp fraud charges, the U.S. Attorney for Utah announced Tuesday. The indictment was unsealed the same day FBI and sheriffs deputies searched businesses in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., that are owned by members of the FLDS. Also indicted was Seth Jeffs, brother to both Lyle and FLDS President Warren Jeffs. [Snip] They are accused of conspiracy to commit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering, the new...
  • Eritrean men asked to marry at least two wives or face imprisonment

    02/17/2016 5:53:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Ghana Pulse ^ | January 26, 2016 | Portia Arthur
    Kenyans have received the news of mandatory polygamy by men in Eritrea with a mix of bewilderment and excitement. Activists have posted a memo allegedly by the Government of Eritrea asking men to marry at least two wives due to acute shortage of men occasioned by casualties during the civil war with Ethiopia. In the statement written in Arabic assures of government support to the polygamous marriages. The activists translate it thus, "Based on the law of God in polygamy, and given the circumstances in which the country is experiencing in terms of men shortage, the Eritrean department of Religious...
  • Men with more than one wife will get extra benefits under new rules

    01/25/2016 9:41:02 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/24/2016 | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    Men with more than one wife will qualify for extra benefits under the new welfare system, according to official House of Commons research. Under the universal credit welfare system, which is not expected to be fully introduced until 2021, polygamous households will be rewarded with higher benefits, The Sunday Times reports. In the UK, it is illegal to marry more than one person. Polygamous marriages, largely confined to Muslim families, are only recognised in Britain if they took place in countries where they are legal, such as Middle Eastern states, Pakistan and Zambia.
  • Feds Grabbing Power Prosecuting 'The Creek' - Colorado City & Hildale

    01/25/2016 7:03:43 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 19 replies
    Freep | 1/25/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    You don't have to be a supporter of Warren Jeffs to object to the Federal Government prosecuting "The Creek" - Colorado City and Hildale, for denying basic municipal services to non-believers of the Fundamentalist LDS. Their personal crimes will be punished eventually. Why don't the feds go after the criminal governments of Flint and Chicago?
  • 'Sister Wives' case: Will polygamy become legal in Utah?

    01/22/2016 10:24:34 AM PST · by detective · 113 replies
    MSN News ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Max Lewontin
    A family made famous by the reality show "Sister Wives" is calling on a Utah appeals court to uphold a ruling that essentially decriminalized polygamy, saying the state's historic ban on the practice raises constitutional issues about freedom of religion, association, and privacy rights of consenting adults. Kody Brown and his four wives - Meri, Jangle, Christine and Robyn - who began appearing on the TLC reality show in 2010, filed suit against the state of Utah challenging the state's ban.
  • Santorum: Cruz Has Dangerous Position on Marriage

    01/19/2016 12:29:19 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 82 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | January 19, 2016 | Craig Robinson
    Rick Santorum was a guest on KCWI's Great Day on Tuesday morning. Santorum talked about a number off issues in his 17-minute interview with the KCWI morning team, but when Meteorologist Jason Parkin asked what differentiates him from Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Santorum explained it was his view on marriage. "Marriage is probably the big thing. Ted has the position that states can do whatever they want with marriage," Santorum stated. "I don't believe that's true. Abraham Lincoln said that states don't have the right to do wrong. Santorum went on to explain his position in depth. I would offer...
  • 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.
  • Islamic Activists Learn from the Same-Sex “Marriage” Campaign

    01/05/2016 2:40:16 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 5, 2016 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    If you're expecting American Muslim leaders to join in efforts to reverse the legalization of same-sex "marriage," don't hold your breath. Undoubtedly, we will hear some obligatory statements of disappointment and disapproval, but it's unlikely to go beyond that.It's no secret that Islam is no friend to the gay lifestyle. The issue of gay rights is a non-starter in Muslim-majority societies. In many places, the big question for gays is not whether they will be allowed to marry, but whether they will be allowed to live.Muslims, however, are only a small minority in the U.S. It would not be...
  • PopeWatch: Annulments: The Fix is In [Catholic Caucus]

    12/17/2015 11:29:43 AM PST · by ebb tide · 89 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 12/17/15 | Donald R. McClarey
    Effectively the Pope with his “reform” of the annulment process has created Catholic Divorce, thereby rendering the words of Christ about marriage null and void. A harsh judgment? Let’s take a look at the facts: 1. The Pope has made annulments free, which mean that all Catholics get to pay for them. This is obviously a come on for more people to go through the process. 2. Revoking the rule established by John Paul II, a decree of nullity can now be granted on grounds not pled by the party seeking a nullity. What this means is that the tribunal...
  • Polyamorists build their movement

    12/17/2015 7:42:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 12/17/15 | Carolyn Moynihan
    Has there ever been a marriage conference where jealousy management and STDs are on the agenda, and where cuddle parties, tantra and BDSM groups beckon from the sidelines? My guess is no, although the “marriage” scene is changing fast.The mainstreaming of “gay marriage” has been accompanied by frank admissions that the majority of gay relationships are not monogamous but at best “monogamish”. Can “plural marriage” be far behind?In America, surviving Mormon polygamists provide a (illegal) precedent. Polyamorists, who (so far) define themselves by "love" rather than marriage, have been arguing the merits of their lifestyle and their rights for some...
  • Toward Plural Marriage: Understanding and Countering the Liberal Wringer

    12/17/2015 7:50:05 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 12/17/15 | Scott Yenor
    According to the modern idea, marriage is merely a consenting relationship between adults, for whatever purposes those adults define. This idea has given us same-sex marriage. As many have pointed out, plural marriage is the next logical step. Why should a marriage so understood be limited to two people? Many same-sex marriage advocates characterized this “slippery slope” argument as fear-mongering while the debate over same-sex marriage was waged in the courts. Now that the debate is over, “stategery” no longer demands such reticence. The endorsement of plural marriage is baked into the cake of the endorsement of same-sex marriage—and that...
  • From the Heart of a Muslim

    12/10/2015 1:46:37 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Petahtikvah.com ^ | Tawfik Hamid
    I was born a Muslim and lived all my life as a follower of Islam. After the barbaric terrorist attacks done by the hands of my fellow Muslims everywhere on this globe, and after the too many violent acts by Islamists in many parts of the world, I feel responsible as a Mus-lim and as a human being, to speak out and tell the truth to protect the world and Muslims as well from a coming catastrophe and war of civilizations. I have to admit that our current Islamic teaching creates violence and hatred toward Non-Muslims. We Muslims are the...
  • 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...
  • Carson hints same-sex marriage leads to polygamy

    10/13/2015 10:30:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Spectrum ^ | October 13, 2015 | Kerry Cardoza
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said in a radio interview Friday that same-sex marriage will lead to polygamy. The retired neurosurgeon was on air talking to conservative radio host Eric Metaxas. The conversation took an interesting turn when Carson said he had “nothing against gay people whatsoever” but wanted to know what he could do to make it up to the LGBT community if he continues to oppose same-sex marriage. “The other thing you have to recognize and this is a very important issue,” Carson said. “If you change the definition of marriage for one group what defense do you...
  • Vandals in Rome: Will They Sack Christian Marriage?

    10/09/2015 5:21:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | October 9, 2015 | Christopher Ferrara
    "The Pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law." -Benedict XVI Editor’s Note: The following article is quite lengthy. But like Chris Ferrara’s other more lengthy contributions to this journal, it “reads short” while providing a clear and comprehensive overview of a complex situation. Francis’s Blitzkrieg “reform” of the annulment process is a turning point in Church and world history that deserves the thorough treatment it receives here. Introduction At this point in the progress of Pope Bergoglio’s banana republic-style pontificate, no one should be surprised at the canonical sneak attack by which, on only 24...
  • Utah cites Warren Jeff as reason polygamy should be illegal

    10/07/2015 7:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KTXS-TV ^ | October 7, 2015 | The Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah attorney general's office is invoking jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs as proof that plural marriage should be illegal in Utah. The state argues in a filing Tuesday to an appeals court in Denver that Jeffs' actions shows what polygamy can look like. Jeffs is serving a life sentence in a Texas prison for sexually assaulting underage girls he considered wives....
  • Father Thomas J. Rosica, Spokesman for Pope Francis says that "Certain other issues, he shared...

    10/06/2015 3:27:30 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | 10/6/15 | Vox Cantoris
    "Father Thomas J. Rosica, Spokesman for Pope Francis says that "Certain other issues, he shared, may also make sense to consider locally, such as polygamy."" I have nothing to say except to repeat what he has said himself: "Doctrine changes when pastoral contexts shift and new insights emerge such that particularly doctrinal formulations no longer mediate the saving message of God's transforming love?" Does he mean that "Doctrine changes when the Church has leaders and teachers who are not afraid to take note of new contexts and emerging insights?" Or does he mean that, "It changes when the Church has...
  • Deadly flash floods hit polygamous community in Utah

    09/15/2015 6:04:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/15/15
    Search-and-rescue teams trudged through muddy streambeds on Tuesday in a small polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border, looking for people who were missing after a devastating flash flood that killed at least 15 people. With more rain in the forecast, men in helmets were perched at high points along the route, watching carefully for any more floodwaters that could suspend the search in Hildale, the secluded community that is the home base of Warren Jeffs' polygamist sect. Only one person was still missing Tuesday afternoon out of 16 people - three women and 13 children - who were in two...
  • June 26, 2015: It's time to legalize Polygamy (which is 1 of reasons to lower age of consent to TEN

    09/09/2015 8:34:58 PM PDT · by GailA · 31 replies
    The Politco ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Fredrik deBoer
    Welcome to the exciting new world of the slippery slope. With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals. A right seemingly unthinkable two decades ago has now been broadly applied to a whole new class of citizens. Following on the rejection of interracial marriage bans in the 20th Century, the Supreme Court decision clearly shows that marriage should be a broadly applicable right—one that forces the government to recognize, as Friday’s decision said, a private couple’s “love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.” The...
  • Can Gay Marriage Lead To Polygamy & Can Opposition To Gay Marriage Lead to Religious Sectarianism?

    09/08/2015 1:21:55 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    9/8/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    For quite some time now I have stated that the same arguments that have been used in support of consensual gay marriage can also be used in support of consensual polygamy. With that in mind, I am also one of the few who has argued for some time now (long before Kim Davis appeared on the scene) against the dangers of religious sectarianism (i.e. pre-Cromwell RC times in Europe and also Cromwell using God's authority to close down the theaters, etcetera) and that the citing of scriptures in opposition to gay marriage can lead to or at least open the...
  • ‘Sister Wives’ stars cite gay ‘marriage’ ruling in bid to legalize polygamy

    08/28/2015 4:22:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Dustin Siggins
    DENVER, CO, August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- While gay "marriage" activists claimed that the Supreme Court's marriage decision wouldn't open the door to polygamy, five people from the show "Sister Wives" want the 10th Circuit Court to disagree. "This case is about criminalization of consensual relations and there are 21st century cases rather than 19th century cases," said attorney Jonathan Turley in a filing. "It is clear that states can no longer use criminal codes to coerce or punish those who choose to live in consensual but unpopular unions." In a case that was filed in 2011, "Sister Wives" star...
  • Polygamy is next & we knew it all along, university prof acknowledges in NYT

    08/24/2015 2:42:31 PM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 24 July 2015 | Michael Foust
    NEW YORK (Christian Examiner) – For years, Christians and social conservatives warned that if same-sex marriage were legalized, there would be no logical reason not also to allow polygamous or polyamorous relationships. A University of Chicago assistant law professor is now acknowledging: They were right. Writing in The New York Times July 21, William Baude said Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges laid the groundwork for further expanding the legal definition of marriage – even if Kennedy and supporters of gay marriage deny it. "If there is no magic power in opposite sexes when it...
  • Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

    08/15/2015 7:38:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | December 10, 2012 | Alan S. Miller Ph.D., Satoshi Kanazawa Ph.D.
    Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature. This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are...
  • 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...
  • Two Moms, One Dad, Two Babies Make One Big Happy Polyamorous Family

    07/27/2015 5:35:40 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 23, 2015, 5:21 PM ET | ABBIE BOUDREAU, JENNA MILLMAN and CHRIS JAMES
    Dani and Melinda’s home is a little more crowded these days, filled with the two of them, their husband Jon and their two babies, Ella and Oliver. These two moms and one dad are polyamorous, or as they call it, "a triad." ... ... ... “There’s a huge poly community but unfortunately a lot of them feel like they can't be open, to be closeted. And that goes to show you it’s a lot harder to be poly than to be gay or lesbian.”
  • Is Polygamy the Next Form of "Marriage" to be Legalized?

    07/24/2015 3:49:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | July 23, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    In the wake of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, many serious legal analysts are suggesting that the same “constitutional” justifications for legalizing homosexual "marriage" relied on by the Supreme Court in that controversial case could be used next to force states to sanction polygamous relationships, as well. An op-ed published July 21 in the New York Times makes the case for pulling polygamy into the sphere of legalized unions: With same-sex marriage on the books, we can now ask whether polyamorous relationships should be next. There is a very good argument that they should. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s majority opinion...
  • Is Polygamy Next?

    07/21/2015 5:57:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 21, 2015 | William Baude
    NOW that the dust is settling from the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which recognized a right to same-sex marriage, there are new questions. In particular, could the decision presage a constitutional right to plural marriage? If there is no magic power in opposite sexes when it comes to marriage, is there any magic power in the number two?
  • NY Mag Article: "Feminist" Men Should be Okay with Wives Having Sex with Others

    07/17/2015 12:41:42 PM PDT · by rightistight · 81 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/17/15 | Aurelius
    In a disturbing piece published in NY Mag, Michael Sonmore said that he's okay with his wife having sex with random men because he's a feminist. The article is titled, "What Open Marriage Taught One Man About Feminism" and details Sonmore's "open" relationship with his wife. It begins with this paragraph (emphasis mine): "As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. It’s her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the...
  • OPINION: Path to Polygamy

    07/15/2015 8:50:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Kansas State Collegian ^ | July 14, 2015 | Jonathan Greig, senior, anthropology.
    Last week, I railed against the persistent doubts of equal marriage rights. I said that marriage should be solely about consensual love of adults, and not based on the traditional, archaic, child-rearing institution of one man and one woman. Well, there was one concern that opponents of same-sex marriage often raised that I did not address, and I’d like to do that now. Yes, you’re right, if we allow same-sex marriage, then we should also allow legal rights to polygamy, a marriage to multiple partners. Because yes, if we define marriage to be about the pillars of love and consent,...
  • It Happened, but It Wasn’t Holy or Helpful – Biblical Teaching Against Polygamy

    07/14/2015 7:54:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-13-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It Happened, but It Wasn’t Holy or Helpful – Biblical Teaching Against Polygamy Msgr. Charles Pope • July 13, 2015 Given cultural trends and recent court decisions to redefine marriage, the move to accept and legalize polygamy and polyandry has intensified. For example, an essay at Politico declares, “It’s time to legalize polygamy.” Another article at Slate Magazine is entitled “Legalize polygamy.”Some are already coining the term “trouple” or “throuple” to describe “marriages” of three people (of any combination of sexes).Such moves are not unexpected and are sure to beginning coming through the courts and legislatures soon. Clearly, the Catholic...
  • The Case Against Encouraging Polygamy

    07/09/2015 5:48:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 9, 2015 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Why civil marriage should not encompass group unions.Now that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, writer Freddie de Boer wants its proponents to adopt a new focus. “Where does the next advance come?” he asks in an essay at Politico. “Now that we’ve defined that love and devotion and family isn’t driven by gender alone, why should it be limited to just two individuals? The most natural advance next for marriage lies in legalized polygamy.” The time is ripe, he argues, in part because there’s no longer a strategic reason to hold off. “To advocate for polygamy during...
  • The Wodaabe wife-stealing festival: Stunning images from the world's vainest tribe [tr]

    07/07/2015 5:21:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2015 | Flora Drury
    It’s the world’s most spectacular beauty pageant – that is more fiercely contested than Miss World. At stake? The chance to go down in folklore – and to win the heart of a new wife. Because this competition is not for women, but for the men of the Islamic polygamous Wodaabe tribe - an ancient group of nomadic cattle herders who are the vainest and most beautiful people on earth, so they say.
  • How gay marriage paves the way for legal polygamy

    07/06/2015 6:15:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | July 6, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Supreme Court's landmark decision that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right brought out an avalanche of commentary about the possibility of polygamy. Indeed, a Montana threesome is already suing for the right to marry. This shouldn't be surprising. But what is surprising is just how weak the arguments against legal polygamy are. They rely on class and religious prejudices, as well as on rationales that were deemed illegitimate when launched at same-sex couples. Jonathan Rauch, who did more than almost anyone else to mainstream the cause of same-sex marriage, finds the argument for polygamy an unfortunate distraction. Rauch's main...
  • Why not polygamy, and why stop there?

    07/05/2015 3:06:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jim Picht
    The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country is the end of the legal discussion on the topic, at least for now. It isn’t, however, the end of the discussion on marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion rests on four principles, which according to him “demonstrate that the reasons marriage is fundamental under the Constitution apply with equal force to same-sex couples.” His first and third principles raise some intriguing possibilities, and his fourth principle opens the floodgates to a world of fun. The first premise of this Court’s relevant precedents is that the right to personal choice...
  • Secret DOJ Memo To Legalize '12 New Perversions,' Including Bestiality And Pedophilia

    07/01/2015 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 1 2015 | Kyle Mantyla
    Tom DeLay appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday, where he told host Steve Malzberg that, just as he had predicted, all Hell is now breaking loose because of the Supreme Court ruling striking down gay marriage bans. Things are now so out of control, DeLay said, that he even knows about a "secret memo" from the Justice Department aimed at legalizing "12 new perversions," including bestiality and pedophilia. "We've already found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department," DeLay claimed. "They're now going to go after 12 new perversions, things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and...
  • 100,000 Muslims In Uk Living In Taxpayer Subsidized Polygamy

    07/04/2015 5:32:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/04/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    We still don't know the full US total, but it's increasing every year with Muslim immigration. The methodology is simple and financially devastating. Ahmed imports Wife No. 2, passes her off as a cousin or niece, she gets pregnant, is on the books as a single mother, collects every benefit there is, meanwhile she's bringing along every family member. The men import their own wives and the cycle continues. The UK sees this trend being very high among young Muslims and estimates a large number of Muslim polygamous marriages. “As many as 100,000 couples are living in such marriages,...
  • Why Does Torah Law Allow Polygamy?

    07/04/2015 2:11:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    Chabad ^ | June 27, 2015 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, senior editor
    Just to magnify your question somewhat, you’ll note that Torah presents the original paradigm of marriage—that of Adam and Eve—as monogamous. Furthermore, virtually every instance of polygamy recounted in the Torah is related directly by the narrative to some sort of calamity—whether strife between competing wives, as was the case with Hannah and Peninah,1 or between rivaling half-siblings, e.g. Jacob’s2 and King David’s sons.3 Even the very verse4 in which the Torah provides a green light for polygamy frames it within an undesirable circumstance: “If a man will have two wives, one beloved and the other hated . . .”...
  • Polygamy could be the next sexual liberation campaign

    07/04/2015 1:22:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Spectator ^ | July 2, 2015 | Ed West
    Back in the early 1990s when the kind old 17th Duke of Norfolk was special guest at prize-giving night at our school he remarked that in Islam one was allowed up to four wives. ‘What a nightmare,’ he quipped, ‘imagine having four mothers-in-law’ (or something to that effect). I think back at the joke as indicative of a more innocent age; if he had said that now, some little Pavlik Morozov in the assembly would have tweeted his outrage and by the time the Duke left the building he would have been trending on Twitter, forced to step down as...
  • Why Two? The Question Gay Activists Cannot Answer

    07/03/2015 6:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michael Brown
    If marriage is not the union of a man and a woman, then why should it be limited to two people (or, for that matter, require two people)? Why can't it be one or three or five? What makes the number "two" so special if it doesn't refer to the union of a male and a female? I have asked this question for years in various settings, from a campus debate with a professor to social media and from my radio show to writing, and I have not yet received a single cogent answer, since no cogent answer exists. If...
  • After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

    07/03/2015 8:14:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    BRNow.org - The Official Website of The Biblical Recorder ^ | July 2, 2015 | David Roach, National Correspondent, Baptist Press
    With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus to issues like alleged workplace, housing and public accommodations discrimination. Some have even proposed stripping churches of their tax-exempt status and legalizing polygamous marriage. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists view the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage “as a means to a greater end,” said Jon Akin, pastor of Fairview Church in Lebanon, Tenn. – “a huge means, but I certainly don’t think it’s the end. I think many will not be happy” if the advance of gay rights “doesn’t go further.” Akin,...