Sapphire - posted on 07/14/2011 ( 23 moms have responded )
There's a reality show on one of the networks in the States that features a man and his 1 legal wife, plus 3 "sister wives". He has fathered 16 kids between the 4 women and rotates from home to home to home to home. They have always expressed freedom of religion, are law abiding citizens (well except for the polygamy) pay taxes, contribute to society, etc. The news segment stated that the guy, Kody Brown, has filed a lawsuit in his state of Utah to get Plural marriages declared legal in the name of freedom of religion. The news segment ended by stating that while polygamy is illegal and frown upon by the Church of Latter day Saints (Mormon faith), there are an estimated of 25,000 couples practicing plural marriages.
So I was thinking, from the outside, looking at this man and one of his wives with a few kids and it's the picturesque scene of a perfect family. Yet I see many things wrong with thier lifestyle. Yet in contrast, if you see a same-sex couple with their family, a few kids, and then there's stares, squawks, scrutiny, and hatred.
Why would one marriage be considered acceptable as man-woman, yet the other not?