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    Monday, August 21, 2006

    Polygamy


    "We are not brainwashed, mistreated, neglected, malnourished, illiterate, defective or dysfunctional," 17-year-old Jessica said. "My brothers and sisters are freethinking, independent people: some who have chosen this lifestyle, while others have branched out to a diversity of religions."

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    Calling their lives blessed, more than a dozen young women and girls from polygamist families in Utah spoke at a rally Saturday, calling for a change in state laws and the right to live their life and religion.

    The youths, ages 10 to 20, belong to various religious sects, as well as families that practice polygamy independent of religious affiliation. They said they spoke voluntarily. They gave only their first names, saying they were protecting the privacy of their parents.

    Dressed in flip-flops and blue jeans, bangs drooping over their eyes, the teens at Saturday's rally talked on cell phones and played rock music, singing lyrics written to defend their family life.

    All of the speakers praised their parents and families and said their lives were absent of the abuse, neglect, forced marriages and other "horror stories" sometimes associated with polygamist communities.

    Here we have something that can agree with Natural Law, and unlike
    homosexuality, the partner's parts fit the right places.

    It's not for Catholics of course, but it surely was popular in the Old
    Testament, and I think the civil sanctions against it are uncalled for.

    2 Comments:

    Blogger Alan Harstone said...

    I think I have to disagree with you, friend. You might want to check my own post on this issue here

    October 02, 2006  
    Blogger Joseph said...

    I should have said that the "harsh severity" of the civil sanctions against it are uncalled for.

    All I really feel about the subject is that for non-Christians, the civil punishments should lighten up.

    For folks like you and me, polygamy is out of the question based on the New Testament lights.

    October 03, 2006  

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