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  • No Marriage, No Papacy: If The Pope Endorses Polygamy, That Spells The End of Catholic Claims

    10/20/2014 11:55:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 20, 2014 | John Zmirak
    Like antifreeze that drips from a car and poisons cats, the statements exuded by the Vatican Synod on the Family are sweet. It is tempting to lap them up, to welcome the Church’s new proposed stance of apologizing to sinners and obscuring the nature of sin. There is no other way to describe the moral revolution proposed in the Synod’s preliminary report, which was produced by the bishops whom Pope Francis handpicked to manage the meeting. Rather than speaking prophetically in defense of the uniqueness and holiness of marriage, the task of Christians today includes “recognizing positive elements” in “imperfect”...
  • David Cameron mustn't take extra wives. Britain isn't ready for a polygamous PM

    10/18/2014 2:51:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | October 18, 2014 | Nigel Nelson
    Any man eager to acquire more than one wife faces seven years behind bars to deter him. But where’s there’s a will, guys, there’s a way. Just get married in one of 48 countries which allow a chap to collect spouses like stamps and then bring your harem home. That’s because bigamy is illegal in the UK, but polygamy isn’t if weddings took place where it’s recognised. Afghanistan, say, or Iran, Iraq, Libya, and the Yemen. You can even bag an extra wife or three in less disagreeable haunts like the Maldives, Morocco or Malaysia. Your wives will also be...
  • Pope Francis Walks the Talk: Vatican Signals on Gays and Remarriage Are a Hopeful Beginning

    10/17/2014 8:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | The Editorial Board
    A half-century after the historic changes of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Francis is showing his intent to drive a comparably ambitious agenda for the Roman Catholic Church in the 21st century. The current synod of bishops in Rome, called by Francis to encourage reform and modernization, set a ringing tone of compassion this week with an opening call for a more welcoming attitude toward gay people, unmarried couples, divorced Catholics who remarry, and children in these unions. The bishops’ report on their first week of private discussions did not immediately change church doctrine. But it signaled the pope’s determination...
  • David Harsanyi commentary: Unless you’re for polygamy, you’re not for marriage equality

    10/17/2014 8:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected gay-marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, in essence allowing lower courts to legalize same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, an institution that has vigorously opposed gay marriage for some time now, conceded that the political battle over marriage is over. “As far as the civil law is concerned,” the Mormon church admitted, “the courts have spoken.” Actually, nothing is over until God says it’s over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So though I don’t want to accuse Mormons of being a...
  • Indonesian officials ordered to pay $100 to marry second wife

    10/15/2014 8:45:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MATARAM, Indonesia (AFP) - An Indonesian district has ordered male civil servants to pay 1 million rupiah (S$100) to marry a second wife to crack down on polygamy, officials said on Wednesday, but activists criticised it as a "crazy" bid to profit from the practice. Male officials in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country were already required to get written permission from their superiors if they wanted a second wife. Under Islamic law, men can have up to four wives. But in East Lombok district, they will now also have to pay a 1 million rupiah fee to the local...
  • Why not Communion for polygamists if we give it to divorced and remarried?: South African Cardinal

    10/13/2014 5:30:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 10, 2014 | Hilary White
    If someone in Germany who is divorced and civilly remarried can receive Communion without being expected to change his lifestyle, why can’t someone in Africa who is “married” to two women do so as well? That’s the question that Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, the archbishop of Durban, South Africa, asked in a recent interview with Catholic News Service. Napier added that a better way forward for the Church than the recommendation made by the German Cardinal Walter Kasper is to recommend the traditional Christian practice of fortitude in the face of suffering; the carrying of the cross. “Jesus didn’t say ‘I...
  • Indiana Rep. Tim Wesco laments decision on same-sex marriage, warns of polygamy

    10/13/2014 5:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | October 7, 2014 | Tim Vandenack
    There’s no wavering from Indiana Rep. Tim Wesco, a strong proponent of traditional marriage. He lobbied for the proposed state constitutional amendment, House Joint Resolution 3 (HJR-3), to define marriage in Indiana as a heterosexual union. And following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that paved the way for same-sex marriage here, he isn’t backtracking in his views. In fact, he’s warning that the move could potentially create an in for legalized polygamy. “I personally can never change my view on that,” said Wesco, a Republican from Osceola who represents District 21, which covers much of western and southern Elkhart. “I’m...
  • Why not Communion for polygamists if we give it to divorced and remarried?: So Af Cardinal

    10/10/2014 4:07:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 10, 2014 | Hilary White
    If someone in Germany who is divorced and civilly remarried can receive Communion without being expected to change his lifestyle, why can’t someone in Africa who is “married” to two women do so as well?That’s the question that Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, the archbishop of Durban, South Africa, asked in a recent interview with Catholic News Service. Napier added that a better way forward for the Church than the recommendation made by the German Cardinal Walter Kasper is to recommend the traditional Christian practice of fortitude in the face of suffering; the carrying of the cross. “Jesus didn’t say ‘I want...
  • Utah appeals ruling striking down polygamy ban in case involving 'Sister Wives' family

    10/09/2014 9:37:10 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 10-9-2014 | Brady McCombs, AP
    A federal appeals court will review a ruling that struck down parts of Utah's anti-polygamy law and was hailed as a landmark decision removing the threat of arrest for plural families in Utah. The Utah's attorney general's office filed an appeal Thursday with the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, two weeks after it ended speculation by announcing it would challenge the ruling. The lawsuit was brought by the family on the TLC reality TV show "Sister Wives." In December, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled in favor of reality show star Kody Brown and his four wives, saying...
  • Stop Calling It Marriage Equality

    10/08/2014 2:25:01 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 8, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected gay marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin, in essence allowing lower courts to legalize same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), an institution that has vigorously opposed gay marriage for some time now, conceded that the political battle over marriage is over. “As far as the civil law is concerned,” the Mormon Church admitted, “the courts have spoken.” Actually, nothing is over until God says it’s over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So while I don’t want to accuse Mormons of...
  • Mormons Accept SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decision While Catholic, GOP Groups May Continue To Fight

    10/08/2014 2:26:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 7, 2014 | Zoe Mintz
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says its doctrine on marriage will remain unchanged despite Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized gay marriage in five states, including Utah, and opened the door for legalization in six more. “As far as the civil law is concerned, the courts have spoken,” the church said in a statement reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision. “Church leaders will continue to encourage our people to be persons of good will toward all, rejecting persecution of any kind based on race, ethnicity, religious belief or nonbelief, and differences in sexual orientation.” In...
  • The problems of polygamy

    10/07/2014 8:28:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    DAWN ^ | October 1, 2014 | Rafia Zakaria
    IT is often offered as a solution to the problem of destitute women. If every man married four of them, some have stated, then all women would have a male guardian, a protector, someone to support them. The reality of polygamy, however, is often neither this neat nor this simple. Last week, The National, a leading newspaper out of the United Arab Emirates, published news of emerging research that reveals how polygamy is injurious to the mental health of women in such relationships, fostering negative emotions and ultimately creating harmful patterns that detract from having a healthy emotional life. Conducted...
  • Six kids with six mothers, allegations of rape ...... NFL star Adrian Peterson

    10/07/2014 1:21:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | Michael Zennie for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Six kids with six mothers, allegations of rape at a 'booze-fueled orgy with his underage brother' and tens of thousands 'missing' from his charity: The seedy world of NFL star Adrian Peterson BEFORE he was arrested on child abuse charges Adrian Peterson has six children by six different mothers, he was the subject of a lengthy police investigation for sexual battery after a booze-fueled sex party that he invited his underage brother to, and his charity has claimed it gave out tens of thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations that say they never saw a dime, according to...
  • Gay Marriage Is Now Legal In Most Of The Country Because The Supreme Court Did Nothing

    10/06/2014 10:27:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    MTV News ^ | October 6, 2014 | Gil Kaufman
    Add 11 more states to the list where same-sex marriage is legal. Gay marriage supporters have had a lot to cheer over the past two years thanks to a series of landmark rulings that have paved the way for marriage equality in an ever-increasing number of states. But on Monday morning (October 6), it was something the Supreme court didn’t do that will make same-sex marriage the law in the majority of the country. At the start of the new Supreme Court term, the justices announced that they had rejected appeals from five states that were seeking to prohibit same-sex...
  • The evidence of polygamy is in our genes

    09/26/2014 8:14:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Speaking of Science ^ | September 25, 2014 | Rachel Feltman
    In the genetic history of our species, the mamas outnumber the papas. A new study in Investigative Genetics reports that females have made a bigger contribution than men. By studying the DNA of 623 males from 51 populations, the researchers found more genetic diversity in the DNA inherited from mothers than they did in the DNA inherited from fathers. At first glance, these results could be taken to mean that there used to be more women than men. But if you know anything about history, it makes more sense to blame reproductive habits: In many cultures, more women reproduced than...
  • The Men with Many Wives: the British Muslims who practise polygamy

    09/24/2014 3:27:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 24, 2014 | Rachel Stewart
    Happy families? The Men with Many Wives, Channel 4Rachel Stewart on Channel 4's documentary about the Muslims who circumvent British law. It is estimated that as many as 20,000 polygamous Muslim marriages exist in the UK. In a Channel 4 documentary this week, director Masood Khan will delve into the community of British Muslim polygamists to find out “what makes these people tick” and how a religious group is able to put its own practices above UK law. Khan was drawn to the subject after hearing about women in Britain – mostly well-educated, third- or fourth-generation immigrants or Western converts...
  • Polygamist women dressed 'like ninjas' attack home of witness in Utah sex assault case

    09/21/2014 5:11:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 20, 2014 | Jessica Glenza in New York
    Two armed “polygamist women” dressed like “ninjas” were subdued by a sword-wielding man during a home invasion, according to police in suburban Utah. Police said the two women, aged 18 and 22, were attacking the home of a witness and victim in a criminal child sex assault case against a man the women called their “husband”. The women “violently attacked one of the adult males in the house who came to see who was coming,” Ian Adams of the West Jordan police department told the Guardian. “Another adult male joined the fray in defense of the first male victim. He...
  • London businessman and his THREE wives - up to 20,000 such multi-wife marriages in POLYGAMY BRITAIN

    09/19/2014 8:18:33 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/19/14 | Rebecca Evans
    As a bright, eager student at Cambridge University, with one degree already under her belt, Nabilah Phillips could look forward to a successful career and comfortable future. After completing her engineering PhD she would, perhaps, take up a coveted, highly-paid job in industry, or stay on as an academic lecturing the next generation. Instead, however, Nabilah, now 35, took an extremely unexpected path.She abandoned her studies, forfeiting her hard-won university place and entered a polygamous marriag e, becoming the second wife of London businessman Hasan Phillips, 32 — who has since acquired a third wife. Nabilah, her husband and his...
  • 80 Utah Lawmakers Tell Supreme Court Gay Marriage Will Lead To Incestuous Marriage, Polygamy: READ

    09/16/2014 2:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Towleroad ^ | September 10, 2014 | Sean Mandell
    Eighty legislators from Utah have submitted an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which the legislators warn the Court that legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to the legalization of incestuous and polygamous marriages. The brief comes following the request for a writ of certiorari from both Utah's Attorney General, Sean Reyes, and the plaintiffs in Kitchen v. Herbert, the case that found both both a district court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of marriage equality in Utah. As Joe.My.God points out, "the brief is signed by 22 of the 29 members of the state...
  • Surprise! One of the (Catholic) Church's family issues is polygamy (Synod on the Family)

    09/16/2014 2:12:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Crux Now ^ | September 11, 2014 | John L. Allen Jr.
    The Tswana people of South Africa practice polygamy. (Photo/Wikipedia) Say “family issues” to most Americans or Europeans, and they’re likely to flash on divorce, or the challenges of single-parent households, or perhaps same-sex relationships and the push for gay marriage.What probably wouldn’t come naturally to mind is polygamy. Yet in many parts of the non-Western world, polygamy is a major feature of family life, and thus a major pastoral challenge for the Catholic Church.Discussion of polygamy is likely to surface at the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family in the Vatican, and could be a factor in the...
  • Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

    09/13/2014 5:10:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 12, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    Should we really care if more than two consenting adults want to marry each other, or if polygamy advocates see the LGBT movement as an inspiration? A few years ago, when I was rushing my daughter to pre-school one morning, a similarly tardy and exasperated-looking mom passed us on the stairs. My daughter took this as an opportunity to announce, “I have two moms.” The exasperated mom picked up her hunched shoulders to turn to Willa and, after a sigh, say, “You don’t know how lucky you are.” This has happened to us a lot. On more occasions than I...
  • Is polygamy next in the redefinition of marriage?

    09/13/2014 4:51:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    That question applies in the US — and possibly in some surprising places elsewhere. Let’s start in the US, where the march of court opinion has moved steadily over the last decade from the inherent right to sexual privacy and choice in Lawrence v Texas to the mandate for government recognition of partnership choices in the emergence of same-sex marriage as an equal-treatment issue. During the latter period of that arc, opponents of SSM warned that the same arguments deployed in that effort could be made to force recognition of polygamist relationships as marriages too, which SSM advocates hotly...
  • Utah polygamy ruling — You can’t just jump off the slippery slope

    08/28/2014 9:02:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 28, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    We reported last December on how a Utah federal judge strikes down key part of anti-polygamy law: "Yes, this all was predicted long ago, and led to charges of fear mongering and false slippery slopes. The legalization of polygamy followed logically from the legal arguments against one man-one woman, as was predicted not just by me, but also by Professor Martha Nussbaum, one of the leading legal advocates for gay marriage, “Polygamy would have to be permitted.” And it’s coming true in a small step, as a federal court in Utah, while not holding that polygamists were entitled to state-sanctioned...
  • Polygamy Is Legal In Utah, For Now

    08/28/2014 12:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jim Dalrymple II
    A judge ruled Wednesday that the law making polygamy illegal in Utah is unconstitutional. Here’s what you need to know: What just happened? A federal judge in Salt Lake City — Clark Waddoups — issued a final ruling in the so-called Sister Wives case, which is known for the TLC show that prompted it. Sister Wives stars the polygamous Brown family, who sued in 2011 because officials where they lived threatened to come after them. The Brown family won their biggest victory in December, when the judge said the Utah law that made polygamy illegal — and which would have...
  • Western Sex Slaves for ISIS: The Twisted Psychology of Jihad Brides

    08/25/2014 6:27:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    <p>The most barbaric bunch of blood-thirsty misogynists this side of Genghis Khan are yearning for western “brides”—and the “brides,” who will be no more than sex and reproductive slaves, are coming, via an internet campaign, to service ISIS’s male Jihadis in the Caliphate in formation in Syria and Iraq. There is a “marriage bureau” in the northern Syrian town of Al Bab for Western women in a marrying state of mind.</p>
  • LGBT culture clash primed by western activists

    08/25/2014 6:04:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Communities Digital News' The Washington Outsider ^ | August 24, 2014 | Matthew Geiger
    Although LGBT behavior and lifestyles are gaining acceptance in the West, the same cannot be said about many corners of the world. Where the more “liberal” West is defined by its focus on individual rights, the Middle East, Africa, and East are defined more by their focus on cultural rights, thus the individual right to express sexual identity is less significant in these regions than the cultural right to maintain traditional values. Because sexual identify plays a significant role in cultural identity, even tolerating LGBT behavior is asking for a considerable shift in cultural values and practices. Instead of inspiring...
  • Could the polygamy legalization debate awaken after Bountiful, B.C., charges?

    08/25/2014 9:33:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News Canada' Daily Brew blog ^ | August 18, 2014 | Matthew Coutts
    The last time a Canadian court was asked to consider whether the act of polygamy should be protected as a religious freedom, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association argued that “individuals should be free to make the life choices they wish,” so long as those choices didn’t harm other people. The argument against polygamy was it did just that – placing women, some troublingly young, and children at the behest of powerful patriarchs. Just three years ago, the B.C. Supreme Court seemed to put the debate to bed, ruling that Canadian laws that banned polygamy were constitutional and important. But now...
  • Nigeria: When Will Europeans See Light and Embrace Polygamy?

    08/12/2014 9:41:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    AllAfrica / The Daily Independent ^ | July 20, 2014 | Rotimi Akinwumi
    Anytime I hear negative comments on the decision of Nigeria to ban homosexuality and gay marriage, my body develops goose pimples. I have made efforts at trying to rationalize why a man with his six senses, working at optimal level, will engage in animalistic actions and still make efforts at justifying such, hiding under the fallacious canopy of human right. Procreation, as designed by the creator, is meant to be carried out between a male and a female, and this had been the norm for generations. However, with some persons deciding to behave like animals; in fact, going below the...
  • Will 'Sister Wives' Kids Be Polygamists Too? It Depends on the Kid

    08/03/2014 6:22:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Bustle ^ | August 3, 2014 | Jodi Walker
    There are plenty of concerning things about the Browns’ lives on Sister Wives that the average audience member wouldn’t be accustomed to — for example, just how do they afford four McMansions in Nevada? Perhaps the most unfamiliar thing about the Browns’ unusual lifestyle choice, however, is just how many children they have. Like the Duggars before them, the Browns are working in the high teens of offspring (17, to be exact), but unlike the Duggars, the Brown children have… mother-aunts? And if you’re at all curious about their parents’ polygamist lifestyle, then certainly you’ve wondered: Will their 17...
  • Barry Defends His Daddy's Polygamy

    07/31/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What Obama told these young African leaders was -- and I'm gonna quote this -- he said, "Female genital mutilation isn't a tradition worth hanging onto." Female genital mutilation is not a tradition worth hanging onto. Note that he didn't condemn female genital mutilation. That would have been telling Africans what to do. And he would never impose his views on 'em 'cause we're from the US and who are we. He just said, you know, this female genital mutilation, it's not worth hanging onto. But he doesn't condemn it. He just tells 'em I wouldn't hang...
  • Dissenting judge raises polygamy question

    07/31/2014 2:24:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Greensboro News-Record ^ | July 29, 2014 | Doug Clark
    Yesterday's majority opinion in the Virginia same-sex marriage case obviously is getting all the press, but Judge Paul Niemeyer raised an interesting issue in his dissent. "The plaintiffs also largely ignore the problem with their position that if the fundamental right to marriage is based on 'the constitutional liberty to select the partner of one’s choice,' as they contend, then that liberty would also extend to individuals seeking state recognition of other types of relationships that States currently restrict, such as polygamous or incestuous relationships," he wrote. Ridiculous? Yes, it's easy to dismiss this reasoning as preposterous. But, of course,...
  • The ‘Sister Wives’ Effect: Can the U.S. Rebrand Polygamy?

    07/27/2014 7:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Highbrow Magazine ^ | July 25, 2014 | Stephanie Stark
    Earlier this month, TLC brought back "Sister Wives," a reality show featuring the Utah-based polygamist Brown family of four wives and 17 children, for another season. Since last season, the Browns struck down a major piece of state legislation that may pave the way for the legalization of polygamy under the guise of “religious freedom.” In a nod to anti-gay marriage advocates who warned the legalization of same-sex marriage would lead to other kinds of sexual freedoms, such as polygamy, the ruling is deemed a watershed moment for the rights of polygamist families— of which there is estimated to be...
  • Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy

    07/21/2014 7:17:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2014 | Olga Kazan
    When I met Jonica Hunter, Sarah Taub, and Michael Rios on a typical weekday afternoon in their tidy duplex in Northern Virginia, a very small part of me worried they might try to convert me. All three live there together, but they aren’t roommates—they’re lovers. Or rather, Jonica and Michael are. And Sarah and Michael are. And so are Sarah and whomever she happens to bring home some weekends. And Michael and whomever he might be courting. They’re polyamorous.
  • Are There Other Kinds of Polygamy Besides 'Sister Wives'? It Doesn't Stop with the Browns

    07/07/2014 10:01:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Bustle ^ | July 6, 2014 | Caitlin Gallagher
    In the US, polygamy seems to be most commonly associated with Mormons. TV shows like Big Love, Sister Wives, and My Five Wives offer looks at polygamy, but only from a specific viewpoint. For some Americans, TLC’s reality series Sister Wives, which centers on a fundamentalist Mormon family, may even teach them all they know about polygamy. But the practice of polygamy hasn’t been sanctioned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which is the official name of the Mormon church) since 1890 when Church President Wilford Woodruff ended the practice. The Mormon church has actually denounced the...
  • Saudi Asks Wife: ”Can I Marry Again?”

    07/06/2014 11:18:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, July 06, 2014
    A Saudi man set precedence in the Gulf Kingdom’s conservative society when he sought his wife’s written opinion whether she would let him marry again. But her response carried an implicit threat to her husband. In a letter he left her at home, the husband told his wife that he intends to marry again on the grounds Islam permits men to have four wives at a time. A copy of the letter published by Sada newspaper showed the man marked two answers at the bottom “I agree and I don’t agree.” It showed the wife not only answered “I don’t...
  • And They Lived Happily Ever After (Coverest thine keyboard)

    07/01/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Indiana Barrister ^ | June 26, 2014 | Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, esquire
    I didn’t expect to wake up this morning. Why? Because I thought the world was going to come to an end yesterday. At least that’s what i was led to believe after listening to the wailing and gnashing of teeth over federal Judge Richard Young’s common sense ruling that Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage, like bans in most jurisdictions, has no rational basis so it was thrown out as unconstitutional. Hundreds of people lined up at the Marion County Clerk’s Office to tie the knot. A number of them had been together longer as partners than most heterosexual couples have...
  • ‘Sister Wives’ Recap: Polygamy Not Appealing To Most Of Brown Teens

    07/01/2014 12:42:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | June 30, 2014 | Bonnie Fuller
    On the June 29th episode of ‘Sister Wives,’ Kody Brown and his wives were confronted by the troubling truth that the family’s practice of polygamy could come to an end with their own generation, as their teens spoke out. Sister Wives‘ Kody Brown and his four wives — Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn — risked jail time and the breakup of their family out of devotion to their Mormon fundamentalist polygamist faith. So it must be pretty hard to listen when they hear that their oldest children — Logan, 19, Madison, 17, Mykelti, 17, and Aspyn, 18 — speak out...
  • Polygamy and Human Dignity

    06/29/2014 8:47:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | June 16, 2014 | Carson Holloway
    The normalization of polygamy would undermine our commitment to human dignity—our sense that each human being is to be valued as an end in him- or herself, and not merely as a means to others’ ends. Conservatives have long warned that the redefinition of marriage sought by the proponents of same-sex unions will prepare the way for a further redefinition of marriage to include polygamy. Some liberals have already done their part to fulfill this prophecy by assuming that the argument over same-sex marriage is over and by beginning to argue for a normalization of plural marriages. As I have...
  • Mormon church sues Winston Blackmore for trademark infringement

    06/27/2014 6:28:57 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 81 replies
    VANCOUVER — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suing the religious leader of a small polygamous sect in British Columbia, alleging Winston Blackmore has violated the church's trademarks and is attempting to portray himself — and his controversial community — as a part of mainstream Mormonism. The Salt Lake City-based church has filed a notice of claim against a corporation set up by Blackmore, who is one of two leaders in a commune in southeastern B.C. known as Bountiful. Blackmore and his followers practise a fundamentalist form of Mormonism that still holds polygamy as a tenet of...
  • Same-sex ruling irks area religious leaders

    06/26/2014 10:03:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | June 26, 2014 | Dan Stockman and Brian Francisco
    The Rev. Peter Gregory of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne said he’s not surprised by Wednesday’s court ruling that overturns Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriages. “It’s a disappointment, but not a surprise the judge ruled in this way,” Gregory said. “The disappointment is that he failed to recognize what marriage is – a union between one man and one woman – and the unique social good that marriage between a man and a woman is.” While the courts may be sending the nation in a headlong rush toward gay marriage, Gregory said they will not be the final...
  • Divided Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Utah's Marriage Law

    06/26/2014 8:07:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ken Klukowski
    In a 2-to-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Kitchen v. Hebert affirmed a lower court’s ruling holding that traditional marriage laws violate the Constitution. The case will likely soon go to the U.S. Supreme Court. Breitbart News examined this case last year when an Obama-appointed federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah invalidated that state’s law providing that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, comparing such laws to racism and saying they are literally irrational. Despite the fact that neither marriage nor homosexuality is mentioned...
  • How Kenyans are reacting to legalised polygamy

    06/25/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Last month a controversial bill legalising polygamy became law in Kenya. Yalda Hakim reports for BBC Our World on how it is being received.In the chilly dawn deep in Kenya's Rift Valley, three women make domestic preparations for the day. One cooks breakfast, another makes pancakes, the third fetches milk for tea. But Alice, 62, Mary, 56, and Joyce, 54, are doing this for the same man, the husband to whom all three are married. He is Isaya Ntokot, a 76-year-old with 15 children and 48 grandchildren. There is nothing unusual about this - in fact, three wives for a...
  • Bizarre Motsoeneng wife gift briefing surprises media (Forced reporters to bow and take off shoes)

    06/22/2014 4:02:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Johannesburg News 24 ^ | June 22, 2014 | South African Press Association
    Johannesburg - Journalists were forced to take off their shoes, and get down on their knees before Venda traditional leaders at a media briefing in Johannesburg on Sunday. The bizarre briefing was over a report by the Sowetan newspaper last week that SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng had been given a wife as a gift. At the start of the briefing by Mudzi Wa Vhurereli ha Vhavenda, a lobby group of Venda traditional leaders and healers, reporters were instructed to remove their shoes and get on bended knees so that they could perform a cultural ritual before beginning. Most...
  • Will Polygamy Be the Next Homosexuality?

    06/22/2014 1:00:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | June 20, 2014 | Leah Marieann Klett
    As the battle for marriage equality rages on, a different, more obscure kind of sexual immorality is slowly rearing its ugly head: polygamy. Polygamy is defined as the "the custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time," a practice which directly violates the Biblical commandment instructing marriage to be between a single man and wife (1 Timothy 3:2, 12 and Titus 1:6). However, the secular media is increasingly attempting to normalize, and even glamorize this kind of perverted lifestyle. Showtime is airing an original series called Polyamory: Married & Dating, which follows two polyamorous families...
  • Bait And Switch: How Same Sex Marriage Ends Family Autonomy

    06/18/2014 11:52:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 9, 2014 | Stella Morabito
    Abolishing all civil marriage is the primary goal of the elites who have been pushing same sex marriage. The scheme called “marriage equality” is not an end in itself, and never really has been. The LGBT agenda has spawned too many other disparate agendas hostile to the existence of marriage, making marriage “unsustainable,” if you will. By now we should be able to hear the growing drumbeat to abolish civil marriage, as well as to legalize polygamy and all manner of reproductive technologies. Consider also the breakneck speed at which the push for same sex marriage has been happening recently....
  • Letter: Polygamy should be decriminalized

    06/14/2014 8:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 160 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 6, 2014 | Leslie Jacobs
    When you look at world history, and especially biblical history, you will find that polygamy has been an accepted and honorable way of life. Many beloved prophets of the Old Testament were polygamists, and Abraham was a friend of God, all while having many wives. Polygamy was once a lifestyle accepted by all. For Christians of 2000 years ago, polygamy was stopped by the Roman empire. Paul, in his letter to the church in Rome, said, “A bishop should be the husband of one wife.” He was simply telling them to obey the law of the land. Roman law is...
  • News roundup: Judge: Most traditional marriage was polygamy

    06/14/2014 5:05:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | June 9, 2014 | Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner
    Federal judge: Most traditional marriage has been polygamy. Records: Swallow aide tried to cover up deals with Johnson. Huntsman Sr. interested in buying The Tribune. Happy Monday. A federal judge struck down Wisconsin's gay marriage ban, saying that state officials need to learn a few things about the history of marriage, i.e. that plural marriage is actually more traditional over time. "As an initial matter, defendants and amici have overstated their argument," wrote Judge Barbara Crabb. "Throughout history, the most 'traditional' form of marriage has not been between one man and one woman, but between one man and multiple women,...
  • Auckland city council subsidizes event on ‘queer polyamory’ relationships

    06/07/2014 12:49:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 6, 2014 | Michele Kaufman
    Residents in Auckland, New Zealand are questioning their council’s decision to subsidize a one-day conference exploring “queer polyamory” relationships. The Auckland Council, which serves New Zealand’s largest population, recently gave grants to various homosexual organizations, but it is the conference on polyamory that is causing a stir. Entitled “Poly Panel, Discussions around Queer Polyamory” is described on GayNZ as “a one day event exploring a framework of ethical, healthy polyamory relationships.” An advertisement for the event states: “Along with questioning heteronormativity, many LGBTI people question monogamous marriages and relationships.” According to the advertisement, the event aims to “break down some...
  • Have traditionalists gone AWOL?

    06/02/2014 5:06:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | June 1, 2014 | Roger Hines
    Never has the minority worked so persistently to cram its agenda down the majority’s throat. For decades, the homosexual lobby (the minority) has tried to impose its will on the general public (the majority), primarily through the courts. Ignoring the will of the people as expressed by state legislatures, the homosexual lobby has persuaded judges the will of the people should be overturned. The majority seems to offer little resistance, leaving the task to such organizations as the National Organization for Marriage, Concerned Women for America and the Family Research Council. It appears that the majority doesn’t care, but they...
  • B.P. Terpstra: Let’s hear it for monogamy

    05/15/2014 3:52:21 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 8 replies
    Conservative Woman ^ | 13th May, 2014 | B.P. Terpstra
    Why should we stand up for normative monogamy? Well, not all forms of marriage lead to equal outcomes. For example, “normative monogamy reduces crime rates, including rape, murder, assault, robbery and fraud, as well as decreasing personal abuses” and is therefore better for adults and children, according to academics Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd and Peter J. Richerson in The Puzzle of Monogamous Marriage Of course, my fellow Australians instinctively know that monogamy is good for children. Or at least a good majority know. Another important study, The World Family Map, found that 70 per cent of Australians believe a child...