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  • The Rise of the 3-Parent Family

    09/25/2020 5:08:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 24, 2020 | Angela Chen
    David Jay is the oldest of 12 cousins on one side of his family and the third-oldest of 24 cousins on the other. As a kid, family to Jay meant having a lot of people around, a feeling of community, and crucially, a sense of permanence, that these people would always be in his life. Later, as an adult living in collective housing, he could access the feeling of family with those around him, but the permanence was gone. His roommates started finding romantic partners, having children, and dispersing. Jay had always wanted his own family with kids—and had known,...
  • Massachusetts Town Legalizes Polygamy Using Same Arguments For Gay Marriage

    07/21/2020 12:57:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 21, 2020 | Katy Faust and Stacy Manning
    Every argument supporting gay marriage—‘Love is love,’ ‘we deserve equal protection under the law,’ and ‘we’re not harming anybody’—also supports group marriage. The Massachusetts town of Somerville has become the first in the nation to legalize polyamorous relationships. It’s evidence of the slippery slope social conservatives warned would follow legalizing gay marriage.Polygamy was the obvious evolution of redefining marriage. After all, every argument supporting gay marriage—“Love is love,” “we deserve equal protection under the law,” and “we’re not harming anybody”—also supports group marriage.Somerville’s legal recognition of polyamory came about on June 25 while the city council was changing its domestic...
  • Anti-Slavery Party formed (Republican Party, which also stood for natural one man-one woman marriage)

    07/07/2020 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 7, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Calls to ban statues, flags and images of groups that were involved in slavery would have to include the Democrat Party's Donkey and Islam's Crescent, as both of these institutions were involved in the enslavement of Africans. Beginning in colonial times, approximately 350,000 African slaves were brought to America. This number grew to nearly 4 million slaves prior to the Civil War. Slaves were purchased at sharia Muslim slave markets. Sharia Islam defended the right to own slaves, as its founder, Mohammed, owned slaves. Beginning in 622 AD, the next 1,400 years saw an estimated 180 million Africans enslaved in...
  • A Massachusetts City Decides to Recognize Polyamorous Relationships

    07/02/2020 10:51:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 1, 2020 | Ellen Berry
    At the tail end of a City Council meeting last week, so quickly and quietly that you could have easily missed it, a left-leaning Massachusetts city expanded its notion of family to include people who are polyamorous, or maintaining consenting relationships with multiple partners.
  • Cult leader known as 'Nature Boy' who refers to himself as 'God' and 'believes in nudism, polygamy, and refraining from bathing' is among 21 people arrested in Hawaii for breaking quarantine orders when found on a beach playing with turtles

    06/12/2020 6:50:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Eligio Lee Bishop, 38-year-old leader of the 'Carbon Nation' cult, was arrested for violating emergency orders to quarantine for 14 days on arrival on the Big Island. Police confirmed they had taken 21 people into custody in Puna - nine in Fern Forest on Wednesday and 12 in Hawaiian Paradise Park on Thursday. ---Cult leader Bishop, who refers to himself as 'The Messiah Demigod' and 'Master Chief', set up the cult in 2016 which believes in nudism, polygamy, defecating at the base of trees and requires all members to hand over all their money and credit cards.
  • Utah Decriminalizes Bigamy

    05/13/2020 8:50:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 12, 2020 | Tauren Dyson
    Utah has decriminalized bigamy, which allows two people to marry while one or both of them is already married, to a crime carrying the same penalty as a traffic ticket. . . . Utah GOP Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law in March and it has gone into effect today. Republican state Sen. Deidre Henderson, who sponsored the bill, said Utah's previous law never kept people from maintaining polygamous relationships, it only pushed them into the shadows.
  • Gay Marriage Was Always Leading To Polygamy

    02/21/2020 10:06:14 AM PST · by Heartlander · 92 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 21, 2020 | David Marcus
    Gay Marriage Was Always Leading To PolygamyThe Utah state Senate voted this week unanimously to decriminalize polygamy. It is a development every social conservative saw coming.February 21, 2020 By David Marcus The Utah state Senate this week unanimously voted to decriminalize polygamy, knocking it down from a felony to a minor civil infraction. Though not quite legal yet, the practice of having multiple spouses is well on its way there, and let’s face it, now that marriage has already been redefined to suit the nature of our times, what could possibly stand in the way of fully legal and recognized...
  • Utah may decriminalize polygamy. No one should be surprised.

    02/18/2020 7:12:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2-17-20 | Jonathon Van Maren
    February 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A few years ago, the best way to trigger an advocate for redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would be to note that once the gender of those involved in the marriage became arbitrary, there really was no reason, strictly speaking, that the number of partners involved should be limited, either. This logical argument—that once you redefine one characteristic of an institution, there is no reason you can’t redefine others, too—was extremely inconvenient for the activists who recognized that they needed to move the Overton Window slowly enough that nobody would get too alarmed. It...
  • HGTV Show House Hunters Features A ‘Throuple’ For First Time

    02/14/2020 10:04:58 AM PST · by Mozilla · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/14/20 | Marlo Safi
    The HGTV show House Hunters featured its first “Throuple”, or polyamorous couple, on its show Wednesday night. A “Throuple” is a relationship made up of three people. In this case, two women and a man named Lori, Geli, and Brian. The couple has two children, who are biologically related to Brian and Lori. In the episode, the trio describes their ideal home as one that has a three-car garage, a master bedroom that fits three people, and room for the two children. While looking at a house’s kitchen, Lori remarked on its size as a “couple’s kitchen, not a throuple’s...
  • Utah to Legalize Polygamy in New Legislation

    02/11/2020 3:28:31 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 150 replies
    Pulpit & Pen ^ | 2/22/2020 | News Division
    From 1852 to 1890, polygamy was regularly practiced in the Mormon church. Polygamy was first practiced by Joseph Smith after God supposedly gave him a direct revelation, but it was later defended by Apostle Orson Pratt, which gave it widespread approval until Utah territory joined the United States under the condition that polygamy would be discontinued. A new law in Utah is set to reverse that and remove heavy criminal penalties for being married to more than one spouse. It was commonly said during the gay marriage debate in the United States that once sodomy-based unions were legalized, polygamy would...
  • Why does God allow polygamy in the Old Testament?

    02/02/2020 2:51:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/02/2020 | Kenneth Reid
    Polygamy, which was common in the ancient world, has recently reemerged as a trending and hotly-debated topic. Popular TV shows such as Sister Wives and My Five Wives, along with our culture’s evolving definition of marriage, have reintroduced polygamy as a topic up for discussion. For Christians, this means an important question must be answered — why does God allow polygamy in the Old Testament, and what does that mean for us today?Bible teacher and speaker Allen Parr helps us answer this question in his video titled, Does God Support Polygamy? In the video, Parr breaks down both the unique...
  • Canada: Muslima convicted in honor killing of three girls gets escorted absence from prison for humanitarian reasons

    12/16/2019 5:50:13 PM PST · by robowombat · 15 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | DEC 16, 2019 9:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Canada: Muslima convicted in honor killing of three girls gets escorted absence from prison for humanitarian reasons DEC 16, 2019 9:00 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER “The Parole Board of Canada says it approved Tooba Yahya’s request ‘for humanitarian and compassionate reasons.'” Is there any compassion for Zainab, Sahar, and Geeti? Or would that be “Islamophobic”? “Mother convicted in Shafia daughters’ canal killings granted 5-hour escorted absence from prison,” by Colin Harris, CBC News, December 13, 2019: The woman convicted for her role in the so-called honour killings of her three daughters and her husband’s first wife a decade ago has...
  • Does God condone polygamy? Bible scholar says 'no,' Old Testament shows it only creates turmoil

    12/16/2019 8:08:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/16/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    The Bible talks about polygamy but that doesn't mean God endorsed it, said Peter Gentry, a professor of Old Testament interpretation who stressed the importance of understanding historical narratives in Scripture. In a video posted on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's YouTube channel on Monday, Gentry said readers must distinguish between what God commands versus how He treated His people and how His people, who were not faithful, treated Him."God is the one that designs marriage. God is the one who invents marriage. Marriage is not something invented by humans. God is the one who gives the first woman...
  • The Limitations of Dawah

    12/10/2019 11:49:40 AM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/10/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explain why Islamic apologetics are so profoundly misguided, and why Muslims try to belittle the Bible in order to prop up their perverse prophet.
  • Polyamorous woman, 20, has fallen pregnant by one of her FOUR partners after they went away together [tr]

    12/05/2019 5:07:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 5, 2019 | Sarah Finley
    A polyamorous woman has fallen pregnant by one of her four partners after they went away together - but says they will raise the baby as a 'family'. Tory Ojeda, 20, from Jacksonville, Florida, met one of her partners Marc, 18, in high school and then started a relationship with Travis, 23, two months later. Their love story began three years ago and she has since announced her engagement to Travis in July. She also found love with their long-term mutual friends Ethan, 22, and Christopher, 22. While seven months ago, Tory and Chris found out that they were pregnant...
  • Trump Offers Help to Mexico after Family Massacred (tweets)

    11/05/2019 5:43:06 AM PST · by be-baw · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 5, 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these..... ....monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army! This is the time for...
  • Three American mothers and at least six of their children are 'EXECUTED by cartel gunmen in Mexico..

    11/04/2019 10:28:35 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 04, 2019 | Kayla Brantley
    FULL TITLE: Three American mothers and at least six of their children are 'EXECUTED by cartel gunmen in Mexico on their way to a wedding and their bodies are left in bullet-ridden, burned out SUVs' At least three American mothers and six children who live in the Mexican border state of Sonora have been killed in a shooting attack Monday. Rhonita Maria LeBaron died along with her twin 6-month-old babies and her two other children aged 8 and 10 when drug cartel gunmen opened fire on their van, hitting the gas tank and causing an explosion, relatives say.
  • Not just "one big orgy": Fighting the stigma of consensual non-monogamy

    10/25/2019 9:08:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 24, 2019 | Jessica Kegu, and Jason Silverstein
    "One big orgy." That's the stereotype about the lifestyle of consensual non-monogamy — an arrangement where committed partners openly agree to have sexual relationships with other people. But people who have practiced non-monogamy for years say it's not all wild sex — or even all that wild. It takes a lot of work, and it carries a lot of stigma. There can be serious consequences for the family life and even careers of those involved. "Many people are trying to create families in different kinds of ways. And a lot of people see that as dangerous," Diana Adams, a Brooklyn-based...
  • Is Mohammed Deified In The Koran?

    10/14/2019 9:32:23 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/15/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore whether the Muslim claim that Mohammed is not exalted as a god can be reconciled with the Koran, and explain why Muslim societies are inherently dysfunctional.
  • Warren: ‘Marry one woman. Assuming you can find one’

    10/11/2019 4:23:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Oct. 11, 2019
    Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered quite the burn at CNN’s Equality Town Hall Thursday in response to a question from Morgan Cox, chair of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors, on how she would respond to someone who says marriage is between one man and one woman. “You’re on the campaign trail and a supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I’m old-fashioned and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.’ What’s your response?” Cox said. “I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that and I’m just going to say, then just marry...