not to mention you are making up a strawman.
By default if polygamy was granted everybody said it has to follow the law
that means consenting adults who are not immediately related
so, the law by default would prevent the things you fear or at least make them punisble by law just like they are now.
Nothing would change
Yes those criminals have given polygamy a bad name as i already pointed out in post 39
arent child molesting priest usually bible bumpers? lol
havent their been gay child molester?
do you judge prists and gays as a group based on those criminals too?
My morals and views are for ME
my god is for ME
in this country it is not to be forced on others and all the decisions i make that would effect all of my fellow citizens should NEVER be based on religion/morals alone, thats hypocritical and illogical.
because this is the rub of it, for all of those people that feel they should push their morals what happens when their morals are not the majority???? i bet their tune changes real fast.
Im thank my god i live in the type of country i do.
i applaud you.
Do polygamist always have multiple wives or can women have multiple husbands too? I'm sure a really good looking woman could land 6 men easily.
There are a minority of people who work best in polyamorous relationships, just like there's a minority who are gay, and a minority who "swing" with their spouse, and a minority who are into BDSM, and a minority who do all kinds of other things. If you look at it closely enough, you realize almost everyone is part of some relationship model minority.
And people do best when they are in relationships that suit them. There is no reason polyamorous people shouldn't be allowed to marry.
What I think is a better idea is to allow polyamorous relationships to get together with a lawyer and draw up a legal contract dictating the terms of their marriage, which could include anything that a marriage includes today (custody of children, joint ownership of property, next of kin benefits, etc.) and then legally recognize those contracts. There might need to be a few laws passed for things like requiring businesses to recognize them for the purposes of being on each others' insurance, but for the most part, it would put the burden of time, effort, and money on the few people who want the benefits and not on the rest of us.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Keeping in mind that not all polygamists are associated with the Warren Jeffs clan, if you can afford to have multiple wives you can marry. It isn't my cup of tea, but I don't have a problem with it.
I worked with a guy from Egypt who was married to 3 wives. He said in Egypt you can have as many wives as you wish, but you have to have lots of money. If you buy one wife a gift, you have to buy the rest of your wives the same type of gift. That's not the same as polygamy, but very similar.
Scientific fact: If you took all of the veins from your body and laid them end to end, you would die.