To be perfectly honest, I don’t hugely disagree. Christians are very willing to take all their morality from the Bible until it conflicts with their modern morality. Solomon, the “smartest man in history,” had something like 700 wives. Many male figures in the Bible had numerous wives. There certainly is no prohibition in the Bible on multiple wives because that would mean the Bible contradicts itself instead of being infallible.

And yet, our modern society bases a ban on polygamy in a large part because of Christian so-called morals. Same as why they think that same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry.

Personally, I don’t care who you marry. So long as everyone is an adult, they are not doing it because of any undue influence, and they’re all willing participants, I think you should be able to do it. With the “where I stand” out of the way, on with the show.

Bob Unruh has written a, “Polygamy Foes Look to Amend Constitution” piece. The basic point of the article is really three-fold as far as I can tell:

  1. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Republican from Kansas) is urging support for a proposed Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as one man and one woman (nothing new here, they’ve been trying this for at least a decade).
  2. American Family Associate President Tim Wildmon is upset that his marriage means oh-so-much less because the gayz can marry each other in some places.
  3. A Boston College law professor, Kent Greenfield, recently wrote a commentary (in 2011) where he claimed that it’s a slippery slope between allowing same-sex marriages and allowing more than two persons to marry. (Also, nothing new here.)

Of course, this really is nothing new. It’s all been said before. But that doesn’t mean WND can’ remind its people that allowing the gayz and the polygamists to marry is just around the corner unless they support the ultra-right-wing candidates and pray … really really hard.

And the commenters oblige by quoting from the Bible, saying they need to throw out the liberals, and other things. “Warren Browning” has the top-rated comment right now at 28 up and 0 down votes: “The destruction of family core values is intentional to the long range goals of destroying our country from within by the Communist Party. This has been an on-going agenda for nearly 80 years which has almost reached full fruition.”

The people who pointed out things that I did and didn’t (i.e., polygamy is in the Bible, as is child sacrifice, stoning people, worshiping idols, and incest).


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