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  • Readers respond: Is polygamy really bad?

    12/17/2014 2:21:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Lagos Vanguard ^ | December 8, 2014 | Yetunde Arebi
    A couple of months ago, the story of a couple at the brink of separation was published on this column and I asked readers the question above. Bisola and Akinola, blessed with three children, had been married for 17 years, living with each other’s excesses as most couples do. Then one day, Bisola stumbled on three travel documents, all bearing Akinola’s names. They belonged to a strange woman, a child and Akinola. A confrontation resulted in a heated argument between them and Akinola walked out of their home. His wife was free to take whatever decision she thought best for...
  • Mormons hate polygamy thiiiiiiiiis much

    12/15/2014 8:18:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 92 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | | Jana Riess
    When asked whether they felt an issue was immoral, morally acceptable, or not a moral issue, heres a breakdown of how many Mormons declared that certain activities were morally wrong. Drinking alcohol: 54% Having an abortion: 74% Sex between unmarried adults: 79% Practicing polygamy: 86% Hold the phone. 86% of Mormons say that polygamy is morally wrong?* It seems that Mormons hate polygamy even more than abortion. Remember that abortion is discussed in the church handbook as a sin that requires serious repentance and sometimes disciplinary action on the part of the church. Abortion is permissible only in rare...
  • Column: Sex and the Latter-day Saints [Mormons admit the past]

    12/09/2014 3:47:08 AM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies
    DailyAstorian.com (NY Times News Service) ^ | Dec. 2, 2014 | Timothy Egan
    ...When ushered into the master bedroom of the Mormon patriarch Brigham Young at his winter home in St. George, Utah, a few years ago, I felt duty-bound to ask an obvious question: Where did the other women sleep? Other women? The church tour guide blushed, and laser-stared me as if Id blasphemed the Mormon Moses. I wondered about arrangements and jealousies, the conjugal timing of a man who was married to 55 women, by most accounts. I didnt ask about the sexual acrobatics of the great pioneer, just the spreadsheet logistics of managing all those spouses. ...The Church of Jesus...
  • Why Not Polygamy? A Question to Advocates of Gay Marriage

    12/04/2014 8:40:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Patheos ^ | November 17, 2014 | Roger E. Olson
    Traditional marriage and family arrangements are changing. (I am talking here primarily about Western societies where Christianity and Judaism have been strongly influentialmostly European-based societies and those affected by them via colonialism and/or missionary endeavors.) For centuries monogamous, heterosexual, lifelong marriage has been the norm with other arrangements, including marriage between close relatives, forbidden. Divorce and remarriage gradually became acceptable. Even many fundamentalist Christians and orthodox Jews have accommodated to it. Now, of course, even some evangelical Christian theologians are joining the movement for full marriage rights for people of the same sex. It appears to be inevitable that most...
  • GOP under fire for hiring pro-polygamy lawyer to challenge Obama admin

    12/02/2014 9:23:25 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/1/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    Two conservative commentators are questioning Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner’s commitment to true marriage after he announced the hiring of a pro-polygamy lawyer to sue the Obama administration over its handling of ObamaCare.Jonathan Turley, a liberal George Washington University law professor and prominent media pundit, will argue that President Barack Obama’s administration violated the constitution when it made changes to the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare) after its passage without approval from Congress.  Turley may also sue the president over his recent executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.Writing for National Review, conservative commentators Dennis Saffran...
  • The Return of Mormon Polygamy?

    11/23/2014 7:48:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 21, 2014 | Rod Dreher
    Ross Douthat has a thought-provoking reflection on the future of religion, both globally and in America. He says that its dangerous to assume that the future will look like the present, only moreso. Which Catholics in 1940 would have foreseen something as epochal as the Second Vatican Council, coming just 20 years later? Who could have anticipated that China is on track to having the largest Christian population in the world, and that Africa would be sending missionaries to the West? But here we are. Douthat calls attention to Will Saletans Slate piece saying that the Mormon Church has a...
  • "Criminal Casanova" Arrested in Broward [Media Upset over man w/multiple wives?]

    11/22/2014 6:17:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/21/14
    Authorities say they have arrested a "criminal Casanova" suspected of swindling thousands of dollars from wives, fiances and girlfriends across the nation. Trevor Thornton, 33, was arrested on Nov. 19 on a grand theft charge in Broward County after he stole $14,000 from a woman he had been dating for just two weeks, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office....
  • The Strawman Cometh-Continuation of threads on Joseph Smith's wives

    11/13/2014 8:53:33 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 213 replies
    exmormon.org ^ | November 11, 2014 | Anonymous
    As the new essay unintentionally hits the fan, Mormons are reeling and responding with their classic denials, claim of victim-hood and their typical repertoire of logical fallacies. Soon, their favorite defender, the straw man argument will be in full regalia, culminating in a passive aggressive indirect platitude statement (such as doubt your doubts, you have to go around the BOM, etc.) in the next general conference to which members will cling to for life. Already I have been contacted by members with their "straw man babies". So I have compiled a list of the quorum of the 15 straw men...
  • Court Warns Against Opening the Door to Polygamy and Beyond

    11/12/2014 9:52:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The ruling on Thursday by the 6th United States Circuit Court of Appeals warns of changing the biological definition of marriage and thus opening the door to polygamy. The Denver Post reported, Breaking ranks with other federal courts around the country, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that states have the right to set rules for marriage and that changing a definition that dates to "the earliest days of human history" is better done through the political process, not the courts. "Surely the people should receive some deference in deciding when the time is ripe to move...
  • LDS.ORG Essay on Nauvoo Polygamy: What did Readers Expect? [LDS apologist on church admissions]

    11/11/2014 6:50:40 PM PST · by Colofornian · 75 replies
    FairMormon.org blog ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | Brian Hales
    On October 22...LDS.ORG posted three essays dealing with the practice of plural marriage by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between the 1830s and 1904... Several major controversies have been generated in conjunction with the introduction of plural marriage in Nauvoo in the early 1840s. All of these are briefly discussed in the introductory essay, Polyandry (paragraphs 2023, endnotes 2930). The essay acknowledges that Joseph Smith was sealed to a number of women who were already married, estimating the number of these sealings at 1214 (endnote 29)... Fanny Alger... Sexuality... Children with plural wives... Number of...
  • Who would guess? Mormon Founder Joseph Smith was a "Kasper Catholic"!

    11/11/2014 5:56:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 11, 2014 | New Catholic
    From the New York Times: Its Official: Mormon Founder Had Up to 40 Wives ... Mormon leaders have acknowledged for the first time that the churchs founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, portrayed in church materials as a loyal partner to his loving spouse Emma, took as many as 40 wives, some already married and one only 14 years old. ... The biggest bombshell for some in the essays is that Smith married women who were already married, some to men who were Smiths friends and followers. This is perfect: Joseph Smith may be disappointing many Mormons right now, according to...
  • Its Official: Mormon Founder Had Up to 40 Wives

    11/11/2014 4:27:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 185 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 10, 2014 | Laurie Goodstein
    Mormon leaders have acknowledged for the first time that the churchs founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, portrayed in church materials as a loyal partner to his loving spouse Emma, took as many as 40 wives, some already married and one only 14 years old. The churchs disclosures, in a series of essays online, are part of an effort to be transparent about its history at a time when church members are increasingly encountering disturbing claims about the faith on the Internet. Many Mormons, especially those with polygamous ancestors, say they were well aware that Smiths successor, Brigham Young, practiced polygamy...
  • Polygamy freedom in our life time

    11/07/2014 12:07:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News24 for South Africa ^ | November 4, 2014 | Justice Ngoma
    1994 ought to have brought freedom entirely, but that never happened. We never got Polygamy freedom. President Zuma has indeed proven that Polygamy can be practised in South Africa. President Zuma has been married at least five times. We now have to ask why South Africans opted to have selective freedom? Marriage can be by capture, by purchase or by choice. Obviously the majority would agree with me that marriage by choice is the favorable, however some broke men would definitely opt for Marriage by capture. Why would the majority opt for Marriage by choice, obviously they can easily hide...
  • On Despising Mormon Polygamy

    11/05/2014 7:40:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    Patheos' KiwiMormon blog ^ | October 28, 2014 | Gina Colvin
    This is my response to the Plural Marriage in Kirkland and Nauvoo essay posted last week to LDS.org. A couple of years ago I was talking to my 16-17 year old Sunday School class about polygamy. They raised it not me. Our conversation was about the early practice of Mormon polygamy and how it came about. The girls in the class turned up their noses and looked aghast while one boy responded to Joseph Smiths revelation on polygamy with a snort, and a, Yeah right! Thats convenient! To say that polygamy has been a singular nuisance to the...
  • Marriage Equality: Judge Legalizes Illegal Incestuous Marriage

    11/01/2014 7:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 1, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Conservatives warned that imposing gay marriage on the country would lead to the legalization of polygamy, incest and bestiality. Liberals pretended that only crazy people would believe that. Because somehow redefining marriage to mean equality for any arrangement in which people claim to be love would in no way lead to those things. The law predictably disagrees. A Federal judge struck down a polygamy ban last year based on the promotion of gay marriage. This latest decision on incest is less explosive, but demonstrates the same principles. Nearly a century after the same court annulled a marriage between an uncle...
  • Man arrested for having 4 wives, 7 fiancees AND 5 girlfriends

    11/01/2014 7:59:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Malaysia Chronicle ^ | November 1, 2014
    A Gambian national who goes by the name Sonko Tijan is languishing behind bars after being arrested in Austria for secretly and separately keeping four wives, seven fiances and five girlfriends. By this, the prolific lover has set Austrias record for polygamy. According to Cameroon-info.net, it ended with a honey trap at Vienna Airport after two of his wives realised they were married to the same man and complained to police. Reports say the seducer had picked up women all across the country, using them for room and board whenever he was nearby and borrowing money from them which he...
  • TO THE EDITOR: Same-sex marriage debate may never be settled

    11/01/2014 7:49:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Macomb County Advisor & Source ^ | November 1, 2014 | Paul Doveinis
    Every time I read some type of apologetic article from the LGBT community, I get irritated. Not because of someone's right to express their opinions, but because of the utter inability to recognize the foolishness of their own arguments. Such was the case when I read Mark Cichewicz's recent letter to the editor, "No protections for the LGBT community." While I agree that people should not be discriminated based on race, age, gender, sexual orientation, etc., why does the LGBT community want to add "gender identity" to the list and why is it even brought up as a new category?...
  • Outrageous: How Many Wives Can A Muslim Man Have On Welfare In Michigan?

    10/30/2014 1:32:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Girls Just Wanna have Guns ^ | October 28, 2014 | Regis Giles
    While polygamy is illegal in the United States, our government doesnt seem all that concerned about Muslims in Michigan claiming welfare for their multiple wives. Yup, thats right. They are completely fine with them taking American taxpayers dollars (your money) while breaking the law. Check it out.
  • Essay: Mormon founder had teen bride during early days of faith when polygamy was practiced

    10/26/2014 7:11:46 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 128 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/2014 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY A new church essay reveals Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had an underage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says most of Smith's wives were adults, but one was a 14-year-old girl who was the daughter of Smith's close friends. Research shows the marriage might not have involved sex.
  • Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith ... Married a 14-year-old (Truncated Title)

    10/25/2014 11:04:54 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2014 06:55 GMT | Kieran Corcoran (AP)
    The Mormon church has admitted that its founder was a polygamist who married a 14-year-old girl, breaking a lengthy silence about its history. Joseph Smith, who wrote the Book of Mormon and established the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is thought to have married as many as 50 women, but for years the senior church officials did not address the subject. But this week the organization acknowledged that the practice took place, and named Helen Mar Kimball, 'who was sealed to Joseph several months before her 15th birthday.' Estimates have placed the total number of Smith's wives between...
  • Letter: Equality means do whatever you want?

    10/25/2014 11:19:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Wyoming Tribune Eagle ^ | October 21, 2014 | Tom Peters
    I have read the 14th Amendment, and I didn't see anything about same-sex marriage. However, I do see that it says, "Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." So, if that part of the Constitution is being used to say same-sex marriage is OK, then I feel that polygamy is also covered. And if same-sex marriage and polygamy are covered, then what is to say that it's "OK or not OK" to marry my sister, mother,...
  • Pakistan clerical panel endorses polygamy

    10/22/2014 9:45:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Times of India ^ | October 23, 2014 | Omer Farooq Khan
    ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani clerical panel has endorsed polygamy, saying a woman cannot object if her husband remarries. The body that advices the government on religious affairs has long been condemned for its retrograde and misogynist outlook. "A woman cannot demand a divorce over a second, third or fourth marriage of her husband. Islam has given a woman right to separate from her husband, but another marriage could not be a valid ground for doing so," local media reported Islamic Council of Ideology (CII) chairman Shah Ahmed Sheerani as saying. He observed the Muslim Divorce Act, 1939, was against the Sharia....
  • Bucking trend, judge upholds same-sex marriage ban in Puerto Rico, citing procreative potential

    10/22/2014 12:55:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | Gail Sullivan
    On Tuesday, a federal judge in Puerto Rico bucked the trend towards marriage equality, upholding a ban on same-sex marriage. The commonwealth romantically defined marriage in a 1999 law as a civil contract whereby a man and woman mutually agree to become husband and wife. Because no right to same-gender marriage emanates from the Constitution, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico should not be compelled to recognize such unions, U.S. District Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez wrote in his opinion, which will now move to a federal appeals court. Adding his own two cents, Perez-Giminez concluded: Traditional marriage is the fundamental unit of...
  • 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 · 42 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 Churchs 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 Synods 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 wheres theres a will, guys, theres 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. Thats because bigamy is illegal in the UK, but polygamy isnt if weddings took place where its 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 popes determination...
  • David Harsanyi commentary: Unless youre for polygamy, youre 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 its over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So though I dont 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 cant someone in Africa who is married to two women do so as well? Thats 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 didnt 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
    Theres 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 isnt backtracking in his views. In fact, hes 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. Im...
  • 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 its over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So while I dont 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 Mondays 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 Courts 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 didnt 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 theyre 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 wouldnt 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 dont 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 cant 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 its 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. Heres 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 bridesand the brides, who will be no more than sex and reproductive slaves, are coming, via an internet campaign, to service ISISs 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 didnt 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...