But as for me and my house ...
A Slate magazine article by Libby Copeland in January, 2012, reported that, according to a ‘new study’, polygamy was not good for society. This despite the promotion of polygamy by The Learning Channel’s show, Sister Wives. Ms. Copeland notes that ‘…some feminists, lefties, and libertarians have wondered aloud whether plural marriage is really so bad. History suggests that it is.’
Ms. Copeland doesn’t name names of those who ‘wonder’ if polygamy is ‘so bad’; however, she does state that, according to a University of British Columbia study, societies have moved away from polygamy because of the social problems it causes. Further, the university’s cultural anthropologist, Joe Henrich (and colleagues), states, ‘Monogamous marriage reduces crime’, according to the article.
On April 15, 2013, Jillian Keenan, wrote an article Slate published stating quite the opposite:
‘While the Supreme Court and the rest of us are all focused on the human right of marriage equality, let’s not forget that the fight doesn’t end with same-sex marriage. We need to legalize polygamy, too. Legalized polygamy in the United States is the constitutional, feminist, and sex-positive choice. More importantly, it would actually help protect, empower, and strengthen women, children, and families.’ [emphases added]
Ms. Keenan argues that forced polygamous unions are wrong, but consenting unions are good for society because polygamists are not forced into hiding by society, therefore, any abuses would be reported. She also states that, 'The case for polygamy is, in fact, a feminist one and shows women the respect we deserve.' And, she states that, 'heterosexual marriage is no better or worse than homosexual marriage....'
Ms. Keenan uses just one portion of the University of British Columbia's study for her argument. There are several other societal (and moral) factors that argue against polygamy. The study states that polygamous societies create large numbers of unmarried men associated with 'increased rape, theft, murder, and substance abuse'. How is that positive in a feminist's mind?!?
To argue that feminism trumps anthropological study of society is ludicrous!
To recognize homosexual marriage as a Constitutional right will truly be the slippery slope the nation was warned against. A friend claimed awhile ago that if homosexual marriage was given approval by the nation's courts, pedophilia and beastiality wouldn't be far behind. She was correct!
Paraphilia: 'a condition characterized by abnormal sexual desires, typically involving extreme or dangerous activities'. By this definition, all of the above sexual anomalies are psychological and not biological and all are dangerous to the body. Human beings were not fashioned in any way, shape or form for anything but heterosexuality! And, human beings were fashioned psychologically for union between one man and one woman (think about the jealousy which permeates polygamy)!
While homosexuals attempt to have their inability to procreate labeled as 'infertility' rather than the fact that it is biologically impossible, peddlers of every disgusting practice, harmful to women, children, and animals is bellying up to the bar to have their abominable carnal desires re-designated as a Constitutional right.
Has the nation totally lost its cumulative mind - or has it been overtaken by evil deception?
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