Skip to comments.Was Rick Santorum Right About Polygamy After All?
Posted on 12/16/2013 5:16:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The Republican was once savaged for suggesting polygamy could become legal if the Supreme Court killed anti-sodomy laws. Now a judge has ruled against Utahs anti-polygamy statute.
A decade ago, Rick Santorum said polygamy, among other things, would be allowed if bans on sodomy were struck down by the Supreme Court.
Sometimes I hate it when what I predict comes true, the once and likely future Republican presidential candidate tweeted Sunday after a federal judge decriminalized polygamy in Utah.
Judge Clark Waddoups ruled late Friday that parts of the states law are unconstitutional, based on a Supreme Court ruling that legalized sodomy across the nation.
In 2003, referring to the landmark gay rights case Lawrence v. Texas before the Supreme Court, Santorum told the Associated Press:
If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery.(continued)
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Unless you marry sisters you’ll have more than one mother-in-law. Yikes! How did King Solomon put up with that?
I’m guessing that incest is next on the agenda.
>>So almost 60% supposedly are fine with same-sex marriage, but 83% disapprove of polygamy? Huh?<<
When I asked “why 2” I was pelted with stones.
Next up — a petition to marry one’s sibling, mother, father, or any combination thereof.
Since same-sex couples cannot procreate naturally all incest taboos are rendered moot.
He was a king. Lacking that kind of power you’re probably going to have trouble.
Adult child sex is next.
The price for marrying two women is two wives. And two mothers-in-law.
Hahahaha! I was thinking that as I pressed “post.”
Conservatives saw this coming from more than a decade away.
I bet he still had indigestion at time. lol
Pedophiles are working on making that legal.
You see these things are all becoming recognized by psychiatrists as merely preferences and not perversions.
When they took down homosexuality as a perversion and made it a preference they started the ball rolling for all sexual perversions to be recognized. people who accept this must accept all preferences.
BTW I not surprise with TLC Sister wives get good ratings even they show how freaky this family is I have feeling Utah would say OKAY
I agree they will push to lower the age of consent eventually to puberty.
Tooth paste, you get back in the tube right now!
I dont think they will stop at puberty. They already argue that children have a right to sex.
I’m thinking he still had trouble. Maybe that’s why so many of his Psalms are written from the depths of despair?
I am curious what the subject of that painting actually is...
Solomon might have hung out with the concubines .
First-level-thinking utopian morons.
They can't even stretch far enough to see that every society that legalizes polygamy winds up like the muslims or the throwback Mormons, with evil old men trading nieces as wives like the old perverts they are. The poor girls are raised in this "your job is to please your husband as wife #7" environment, and it's a hard cultural brainwash and mindf**k to overcome, that leads to many social pathologies.
One man and one woman = one marriage was the time-tested pillar of modern Western civilization. It tied their mutual loyalties together, where poly "marriages" become snake pits of back stabbers and baby poisoners. Just look at the muslim world today.
The out of wedlock birthrate has gone from an historical level of below 5% (solid social cement) to nearly 50% in 50 years. Looking forward, "the bridge is out!" Watch out below!
Idiots. That's why I wrote Alas, Brave New Babylon. For the record. As we shall shortly see.
Link to the full-text Free Republic thread.
He had to experience that stress somewhere! ;^)
“Rick Santorum said polygamy, among other things, would be allowed if bans on sodomy were struck down by the Supreme Court. “
Well of course he was right. Once marriage between a man and a woman is deemed to be just one of many types of marriage; why would not multiple marriages be legal?
On what grounds could it be opposed?
Orestes ultimately does murder his mother, and afterward is tormented by The Furies, beings who personify the anger of the dead.
Orestes being tormented by the Furies has been depicted by a number of artists.
Can you imagine 72 MIL’s for those Muslim’s 72 virgins. Now if that’s not Hell, then what isn’t? I’m thinking 72 Jewish MIL’s ... Oy Vey!!!!!
Just think Jewish MIL’s .... now if that’s not ........
I think the big push will come from the polyamory crowd, women wanting two hubbies and maybe even a lesbian thrown in for good measure.
Age of consent for adult with minor child of at least 14 years of age. But then the 14 years of age requirement can creep to 12 and younger if it’s documented as consensual.
Seems unlikely doesn’t it? But then I thought the same about homosexual ‘marriage’ about 10 years ago.
Just think of the most deviant behavior and it is just on the horizon!
of course I knew that years ago
wait until people start marrying animals or inanimate objects
One wife per male is good policy.
I suspect he drank a lot.
Well said, and I’m stealing this phrase from you-”bliss-ninny fools”.
One of the main problems with polygamy is that you end up with a lot of “lost boys”. The old men drive the boys out so they can get their sisters.
Go out west some time. The fundamental mormons out there are causing all kinds of problems with this.
Thanks, I was wondering too. I used to love reading Greek mythology when I was younger, but I’ve forgotten most of it now.
“Not quite. The Utah decision does not recognize, in Santorums words, a right to polygamy. The judge said the right to not be discriminated against under the First and Fourteenth amendments applies to the plaintiffs.
The family of Kody Brown, subject of the TLC reality show Sister Wives, says it is polygamist because it belongs to a fundamentalist Mormon church. The Browns sued Utah in 2011, arguing that the anti-polygamy law violated their right to privacy based on the Lawrence decision. Bigamy, or having multiple active marriage licenses, is a third-degree felony in Utah. Utah outlawed the practice, prevalent among Mormons, so Congress would accept it as a state in 1896. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints banned polygamy in 1890.)
If Utah doesnt prosecute an adulterer for sleeping with several women, the judge wrote, why should it prosecute a polygamist doing the same under one roof?
In other words, Utah polygamists cant be discriminated against now, but they still cant get married.”
“Still trying to figure out why anybody cares what Rick Santorums opinion on polygamy is. “
He was way ahead on this issue and was ridiculed for what he said.
Nobody cares about the messenger, but the message is correct in this case.
Not yet, at least.
This douchebag endorsed Arlen Specter.
I’m not against polygamy. Some of the people in the Bible had multiple wives. Myself, I can’t afford another wife, one is enough.
I have a feeling there will be a lot of men heading to the Philippines, Thailand, Ukraine and Russia the day after it’s legalized.
No, it’s not astounding, and yes, he remains a d-bag. I agree with this particular statement-how can I say otherwise when it’s the truth?-but that’s not an endorsement of Santorum. He just happens to be the one who said it in the thread to which I’m responding.
Satan knows that God exists and admits it. As a fundamentalist Christian, I hardly endorse Satan. But as to the existence of God, he is correct.
Let me add that it astounds me more that Satan admitted the existence of God, as he is the father of lies. But every knee must bow before God, even if it takes until judgement day.
Wow... I recognized the Furies... and was actually thinking Orestes. They actually taught this stuff in my highschool once upon a time... just my memory is not what it ought to be.
Why would any sane woman want more than 1 husband? 2 husbands= twice the beer stains on the couch and when football season rolls around you’re a widow twice over!
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