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Recently, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council reintroduced a tired refrain: Legalized gay marriage could lead to other legal forms of marriage disaster, such as polygamy. Rick Santorum, Bill O’Reilly, and other social conservatives have made similar claims. It’s hardly a new prediction—we’ve been hearing it for years. Gay marriage is a slippery slope! A gateway drug! If we legalize it, then what’s next? Legalized polygamy?

We can only hope. (Click here to goto Slate and the rest of the article)

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Society has come a long way toward accepting gay marriage. Could the same ever be true for my polygamous family?

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It is fascinating to see the attention that Polygamy Activism is now getting.

Click “here” for Time Magazine’s take:

How Polygamy Works

We found the following article published in Salon interesting and informative…

Polygamist Elizabeth Joseph writes that if polygamy didn’t exist, “the modern American career woman would have invented it. Because, despite its reputation, polygamy is the one lifestyle that offers an independent woman a real chance to ‘have it all’”. Elizabeth, who worked as a journalist, relied on her co-wives to help her with child care and meal preparation. She called it a “free-market approach to marriage” that allowed her to pick the best man available, regardless of his marital status.  Click here to continue reading…

Tooth Count

One of my nieces – from a very large family – was at my house playing with my girls when she noticed my baby had teeth.

“How many teeth does your baby have?” she asked.

“Five,” I answered.

She then proceeded to tell me the number of teeth all the babies/toddlers in her family had and even the number of teeth of some of the children of her married siblings.

All of this came from a SIX-YEAR-OLD.

Not only did I find it absolutely adorable that she was so observant and cared so much about her siblings, I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself at all the people I hear talk about how unloved polygamous children are.  We always hear from the naysayers how children in plural homes are “just another number.” 

Children are taught to be observant and caring by the examples of the adults in their lives. If a six-year-old knows that level of detail about the children in her family, just think about how much her parents know and care about the children in the household.

Peeling the Onion

Polygamy advocate Mark Henkel provides great arguments for Polygamy:

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Mine was a young suburb filled with new trees planted in the easement strip. Dotted and dashed along the sidewalk, driveways stitching neighbors into the commonness of the neighborhood. On each side of us and in just about each home on the street were kids my age and most in my class at school. Young families, filled with promise, living the American Dream.  All were equal, right? It was supposed, but not practiced.

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