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  • What’s Next on the ‘Gay’ Agenda after Transgenderism?

    08/08/2017 2:22:53 PM PDT · by fwdude · 110 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 8, 2017 | Scott Lively
    The “gay” agenda is as old as the LGBT or “gay” movement itself. Every movement has an agenda, of course, which is simply the purpose for which it was founded. The ultimate goal of the “gay” movement has always been the elimination of the restrictions on sexual “freedom” imposed by Judeo-Christian civilization. Others have desired this result, but homosexuals have always pursued it hardest because their sexual appetites deviate furthest from the Biblical “one flesh” norm of lifetime heterosexual monogamy, thus engendering the greatest degree of condemnation. For example, male homosexuality was a capital offense under the Mosaic Law, while...
  • Loss of money, not love, hits first wives most when hubby marries No. 2 (Polygamy)

    07/28/2017 5:06:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Malaysian Insight ^ | July 26, 2017 | Yasmin Ramlan
    AFTER her husband secretly married the second time in Thailand 15 years ago, Salmah Khalid has been supporting her four children on her own, working long hours and sometimes borrowing money to make ends meet. The 43-year-old nurse said she only found out about the second marriage two months after her husband remarried, following which they had a huge row. Salmah said she didn’t see her husband for a year after that. “In the past, he would give me RM300 for household expenses and we would split the loan repayment for the house. After he married, I had to take...
  • Acceptance of Polygamy Is at a Record High, and TV Might Explain Why

    07/28/2017 12:06:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 28, 2017 | Megan Trimble
    Support for polygamy in the United States is at an all-time high, and Americans' love for TV may be one explanation for the trend. Gallup polling on American values and beliefs in May found acceptance of a person having multiple spouses at one time has grown in the U.S., with 17 percent of people saying the practice is "morally acceptable." That number marked the highest rate on record dating back to 2003, according to Gallup data.
  • We need to talk about polygamous refugee families, says Irish Muslim leader

    07/09/2017 5:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    iNews ^ | June 16, 2017 | Karl McDonald
    A Muslim religious leader in Ireland has called for a debate around the recognition of polygamous families after a court refused to recognise the second wife of a Lebanese refugee who has become a naturalised citizen. Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said families fleeing warzones are “disintegrating” because of laws in this country that don’t exist at home. “Now is not yesterday’s situation,” he told i. “People are forced to leave their country, where they used to live in accordance with the legislation of that country.” “This raises questions we have not faced before.” The...
  • What Sharia Prescribes: Same as the Ten Commandments?

    07/03/2017 2:12:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | June 25, 2017 | Nonie Darwish
    Islam was created 600 years after Christianity not to affirm the Bible, but to discredit it; not to co-exist with "the people of the book" -- Jews and Christians -- but to replace them. It is hard to read Islamic law books without concluding that Islamic values are essentially "a rebellion against the Ten Commandments". Islam violates the commandment "Thou shalt not murder" when Allah commanded Muslims to kill Allah's enemies, and in the process, kill and be killed in jihad if they are to be guaranteed heaven. Accepting a parallel legal system would effectively nullify actual freedom for...
  • Stop being selfish: Why women in Central Kenya are being urged to embrace polygamy

    06/28/2017 4:26:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    SDE ^ | June 23, 2017 | Lydiah Nyawira
    The ‘single mother epidemic’ in Central Kenya has seen wazee advocating for the re-introduction of polygamy, a widely frowned-upon practice in the region. While men in Central Kenya are known to have mpango wa kandos, there are calls to re-embrace polygamy after Joseph Kaguthi, the head of Nyumba Kumi Initiative in the country recently caused a furore when he asked women to accommodate their husbands’ lovers as co-wives. Kaguthi, the one-time no-nonsense provincial administrator, told The Nairobian that one of the reasons he advocates for polygamy is because “it is selfish and inconsiderate of women not to share their husbands”....
  • 2 Wives ‘Present’ Younger Wife to Hubby, 70

    01/12/2016 12:25:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Arab News ^ | Monday 11 January 2016
    A 70-year-old citizen of Taif got the surprise of his life when his two wives egged him on to get married a third time, and that too to a younger woman. They not only made the suggestion but also offered help in the form of arranging the marriage. Awad bin Aouaimer Al-Thouaibi told local media that he could not believe his ears when his wives came up with the idea. “First I thought they were pulling a fast one on me. However, they looked serious about it and said they want to do that out of love and respect for...
  • 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,...
  • Colombia's first THREE-man marriage between a 'polyamorous family' is legally recognised

    06/14/2017 2:50:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Three gay men say they have gained legal recognition as the first 'polyamorous family' in Colombia, where same-sex marriages were legalized last year. 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.
  • The Bible Doesn't Condemn Polygamy, Pat Robertson Says

    06/09/2017 9:25:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 203 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 9, 2017 | Leonardo Blair
    Popular televangelist Pat Robertson, who serves as chancellor of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has said he doesn't know of anything in the Bible that condemns polygamy — the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same time. "I'm not sure I know anything in the Bible that indicates polygamy, as such, is against the Bible. But we don't do it and there are a lot of laws based on the New Testament [that] don't permit it, and that's where we are," Robertson said in a clip from "The 700 Club" series...
  • Woman who gave birth to her own BROTHER: Daughter has baby with stepdad so her mother can ...

    06/09/2017 3:28:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Dailymail ^ | June 9, 2017
    Woman who gave birth to her own BROTHER: Daughter has baby with stepdad so her mother can be a parent again at 47 (even though she already has five kids) A woman has had a child with her stepfather to grant her mother’s wish to have another baby. Jacky Edwards, 47, had been unable to carry a child after she suffered a traumatic pregnancy and had a partial hysterectomy 12 years ago. At the time, the mother-of-five thought she didn’t want any more children. She was widowed five years later, but in 2013 met Paul, a 48-year-old chemist.
  • Can You Actually Afford To Be A Polygamist? Here's What It Takes.

    05/26/2017 6:07:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Huffington Post - South Africa ^ | May 26, 2017 | Zongile Nhlapo
    Vusumuzi Mthembu, writing on polygamy in the Nguni culture, said: "Bathi asiganwe umfazi ngamunye. Lezi zintombi ezingangotshani zizophelelaphi? Ziyogana izinyamazane? Phinde!" Translated, it says "They say we must be married to one wife. What will then happen to these many women? Who will they marry? Deers? Never!" Perhaps the question Vusumuzi would have to answer today is: "If we want to marry many wives, can we afford to?" And this is what the University of KwaZulu-Natal's cultural expert, Gugu Mkhize says all polygamists-to-be must consider -- the financial implications of the practice. "Polygamy seems not viable in the 21st century...
  • Say Yes to the Dress Sneak Peek: Inside Kleinfeld's First Polygamous Bridal Fitting

    05/15/2017 5:17:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    People ^ | May 5, 2017 | Lanford Beard
    On Saturday’s Say Yes to the Dress, Kleinfeld bridal salon welcomes its a first polygamous throuple: Jennifer, her fiancé Peter and Peter’s wife Ellen. In an exclusive clip from the episode, Jennifer explains to consultant Debbie Asprea how she became ready to say “I do” to a man who’d already walked down the aisle.
  • Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

    05/12/2017 4:42:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 11, 2017 | Susan Dominus
    When Daniel and Elizabeth married in 1993, they found it was easy enough to choose a ring for her, but there were far fewer choices for him. Daniel, then a 27-year-old who worked in information technology, decided to design one himself, requesting that tiny stones be placed in a gold band, like planets orbiting in a solar system. He was happy with the ring, and what it represented, until it became obvious after the wedding that he was allergic to the nickel that was mixed in with the gold in the band. As if in revolt, his finger grew red...
  • 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.
  • (Governor) Herbert signs polygamy bill into Utah law

    03/30/2017 3:25:37 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 21 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/28/17 | Nate Carlisle
    Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday signed a bill that keeps polygamy a felony in Utah and increases the penalties for polygamists convicted of committing frauds and abuses. Herbert's approval of HB99 affirms the position Utah has held since statehood — that polygamy is against the law. Yet it's unclear how much of the bill will ever be used. Polygamists and some sympathetic attorneys have said HB99 will be unconstitutional if it's applied to consenting adults who choose to live as such a family. Joe Darger, who has three wives and was the most vocal opponent of the bill, has dared...
  • In 'Unique' Case, Judge Grants Legal Custody of 1 Child to 3 Adults

    03/10/2017 5:10:23 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 03.09.17 | Joel Stashenko
    Calling it the logical extension of the legalization of same-sex marriage and the...expansion of unmarried partners' custody rights in New York, a judge has granted "tri-custody" of a boy to a man and two women who have all helped raise the youngster. Justice H. Patrick Leis III said in his March 8 determination that both biological parents of a child identified as "J.M." have shown their love and concern for the now-10-year-old—but so has the woman named "Dawn M." who brought the action seeking the unique "tri-custody" arrangement. The biological mother of the child, "Audria," supported Dawn M.'s petition for...
  • Legalizing Plural Marriage: The Next Frontier in Family Law

    02/19/2017 8:00:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    University Press of New England ^ | February 16, 2016 | Mark Goldfeder
    Offers a legal and historical context for reforming family law and legalizing plural marriage Polygamous marriages are currently recognized in nearly fifty countries worldwide. Although polygamy is technically illegal in the United States, it is practiced by members of some religious communities and a growing number of other “poly” groups. In the radically changing and increasingly multicultural world in which we live, the time has come to define polygamous marriage and address its legal feasibilities.
  • 'I love all my moms': Hundreds of polygamists and their families led by the.....

    02/10/2017 11:51:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Associated Press and Anna Hopkins For
    FULL TITLE: 'I love all my moms': Hundreds of polygamists and their families led by the 'Sister Wives' descend on the steps of Utah Capitol to demand the legal right to plural marriage The family on the TV reality show 'Sister Wives' and several hundred other protesters in polygamous relationships and their supporters said Friday they won't stop fighting for the legal right to plural marriage. Holding signs that read, 'I love all my moms,' and 'If we were gay, we'd be OK,' the group rallied in the rain on the steps of the Utah Capitol on Friday afternoon. The...
  • An African cardinal asks a good question: What about Communion for polygamists? [Cath Cauc]

    01/06/2017 2:31:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | January 6, 2017 | Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith
    Virtually every priest who has worked in Africa knows that this is a serious pastoral issue Every now and then someone says something interesting on Twitter. Just yesterday Cardinal Napier, the Archbishop of Durban, reminded us all of something we ought not to forget. (see post below) Cardinal Napier describes a real and pressing question: polygamy is widespread in Africa, and Catholics in the West cannot ignore this. Catholic teaching and practice must be such that they are able to be inculturated in a wide variety of settings. An initiative might go down well in Berlin or Vienna, but how...