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#628228 - 09/13/10 01:56 PM You Be the Judge Article - Polygamy
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Follow my link to read my article about polygamy and its darker side and then come back and take my poll and tell us if you feel it should be illegal or not.

Polygamy


Should Polygamy remain illegal?
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 09/13/10 01:56 PM
You must vote before you can view the results of this poll.
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#628232 - 09/13/10 02:33 PM Re: You Be the Judge Article - Polygamy [Re: Vance Today in History Ed]
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I voted illegal.

This is a tough decision, for I do believe in freedom of religion. However, my upbringing and my country see it as illegal to have more than one spouse at a time.

This can really turn into a complex discussion. What if a man who has a dozen wives or so dies and the women and children have no income? Because of their beliefs the women may not be allowed to work outside the home. Do they all apply for welfare and other state aid? Just a thought that crossed my mind.


Edited by Phyllis, Native American (09/13/10 02:34 PM)
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#628248 - 09/13/10 02:56 PM Re: You Be the Judge Article - Polygamy [Re: Vance Today in History Ed]
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Okay- I voted
It should be legal on the basis of frredom to practice any religion

I am sure I am going to hear stink over it but I believe that freedom of Religion is for ALL RELIGIONS not just the ones we pick or choose to fall into that little politcal correct package. I am not saying I agree or disagree with their ways, I am just saying that as a Pagan and a Religious outcast to my Catholic family- who are we to judge?

As long as no children are harmed- when a child is 13 getting shipped off to marry a 55 year old man or a 12 year old boy is sent to work the farms as a slave, then I got issues. Marriage or plural marriage at legal age is one thing.
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#628257 - 09/13/10 03:12 PM Re: You Be the Judge Article - Polygamy [Re: Maureen-Twisted artist]
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I'm with Maureen on this one. People should be allowed to practice their faith according to the dictates of their hearts.

However, I'm concerned because the children of a polygamous marriage aren't given the freedom to choose. I had a friend from a polygamous marriage who was going to be forced to marry an old geezer when she was only 17. She ran away. The sister and brother who stayed behind are living in polygamous marriages.
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#628266 - 09/13/10 03:22 PM Re: You Be the Judge Article - Polygamy [Re: Lori - Marriage]
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HA HA... I'm sorry folks, I've watched too many episodes of Big Love. And I've known two polygamous couples (it ended up not working for them). I just don't honestly see how it could work - even if it was legal. Of course that's just me wink I suppose there are people who make it work, or it wouldn't be an issue.

I do believe that people should be able to practice their faith according to their heart. But I guess I've never understood the connection of polygamy to religion.

If you want to have an extra husband or wife, just do it, you don't have to make it a religious thing, right?


Edited by Inspiration Deanna (09/13/10 03:24 PM)
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#628269 - 09/13/10 03:25 PM Re: You Be the Judge Article - Polygamy [Re: Deanna Joseph]
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I just do not see the reasoning for polygamy. Why not just practice "open marriage" as some couples do?

Whatever floats your boat, I guess.
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#628271 - 09/13/10 03:29 PM Re: You Be the Judge Article - Polygamy [Re: Maureen-Twisted artist]
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These are really good points Maureen.

We can't just say one religion gets freedom, and the rest don't. So absolutely. On the basis of religious freedom, I agree.

One of my friends used to work in the middle east. There, the men could have as many wives as they wanted with the caveat that they had to be able to provided a home for each wife, and give her a comfortable life.

Though I have to admit, one of the things I like about the show, "Big Love" is that they have a sisterhood. Sometimes it feels like our society cuts us off a bit, and they are always there to support each other.

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#628272 - 09/13/10 03:29 PM Re: You Be the Judge Article - Polygamy [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns]
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Originally Posted By: Phyllis, Native American
I just do not see the reasoning for polygamy. Why not just practice "open marriage" as some couples do?

Whatever floats your boat, I guess.


That makes more sense to me too Phyllis. Maybe, though, it's a security thing. The husband working, having insurance, that kind of stuff?
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#628278 - 09/13/10 03:35 PM Re: You Be the Judge Article - Polygamy [Re: Deanna Joseph]
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He would have to have one heck of a big insurance policy. whistle
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#628280 - 09/13/10 03:37 PM Re: You Be the Judge Article - Polygamy [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns]
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Originally Posted By: Phyllis, Native American
I just do not see the reasoning for polygamy. Why not just practice "open marriage" as some couples do?

Whatever floats your boat, I guess.



Here is another Mormon link to Palygamy

It has to do with gracing God with an abundant family..... so on so on.....



Oh yes and I LOVE watching Big Love on HBO. I got Vance hooked on it last year. LOL



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