Polygamy is also common among the Hmong culture. The majority of polygamists in
Canada and the United States are Muslims. People shouldn't be surprised
that such a scientifically optimal family arrangement is found throughout many
The many people persecuting polygamists would do well to check out amendment 1
to the constitution.
Polygamists are found in every culture and religion. It is a natural,
scientifically preferred state for humans.
Even saying the FLDS are "notorious for domestic violence" is not
reall7y supported by facts. The only person who thought they had lots of
domestic violence were Texas CPS people who were of the opinion that having a
broken bone at some point in their life meant a child suffered from domestic
violence.There was the House of Yahweh case, but I do not know if
they fit the rubric of "Evangelical Christian polygamists".
I'm not a supporter of polygamy, but I can sure tell you don't read the Bible.
Go back and read. Anytime anyone such as Abraham, Isaac, Solomon, David, etc.
had many wives they were give to them by the LORD. The LORD gave them their
wives. David had many wives and concubines while still finding favor in the
LORD. The LORD said HE gave David many wives and concubines...gave him. However I do agree, I think people take the scripture out of context.
Personally (and nobody else has to agree with me, we have the freedom to think
what we want) I believe that God did condone plural marriage to those HE wanted
to practice it, not to those that think they should have it. Again, depends on
how you interpret the Bible.
With regard to polygamy, medical research has shown that women involved tend to
have higher incidence of mental illness, including depression, anxiety, phobias,
and somatization disorder. Children of polygamous unions have a higher incidence
of antisocial behaviors, drug abuse and alcoholism, as well as poorer academic
outcomes. These studies targeted populations around the world, not just in
Mormon communities. Given these facts, the US government should move swiftly to
take legal action against the organizers of this movement.
JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS FOR ALL OF OUR SINS OVER 2000 YEARS AGO. HE WAS BRUISE
FOR OUR INQUITIES.HE IS THE MESSIAH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. GOD SENT DOWN JESUS IN
THE FLESH TO PAY THE PRICE FOR OUR SINS. WE ARE TO LIVE THE LIFESTYLE OF JESUS
CHRIST. SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT FOLLOWING IT. THEY NEED SOMEONE TO PRAY THAT THEY
RECEIVE THE HOLY GHOST AND RECEIVE SALVATION IN THERE LIFE. GOD ISN'T GOING TO
TELL SOMEONE TO DO WRONG AND HE BELIEVES IN ONE MARRIAGE BETWEEN MAN AND
WOMAN,IT'S SACRED TOO HIM. POLYGAMY IS A SIN.JESUS IS THE MESSIAH AND IN THE
OLD TESTAMENT THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE HOLY GHOST, THAT WOULD LEAD THEM, TEACH THEM
AND GUIDE THEM. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT THEY RECEIVED SALVATION AND THE HOLY GHOST
WHEN JESUS DIED AND CAME BACK TO LIFE SPIRITUALLY.THEY RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT.
THERE LEADERS ARE TEACHING THEM WRONG & WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT.
JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING AND GOD IS OUR JUDGE. THEY ARE BEING EXPOSED BECAUSE IN
GODS EYE SIGHT THEY ARE WRONG. HE ORDAINED MARRIAGE BETWEEN ONE MAN AND WOMAN IN
GENESIS.THERE SPIRTUAL EYES & EARS NEED TO BE OPEENED.
As usual, we again are treated to the stories of these "very religious adults"
as they "desperately" seek single women to engage in their "biblical"
behaviour-HOGWASH!!!!These people steadfastly refuse to
see that they are twisting the scriptures. Christ and Paul clearly taught
monogamy is God's ideal, and that church leaders are to have one wife. Old
Testament polygamy is mentioned many times but never commanded. These people
just keep up their slavish devotion to their lust and confusion and blindness.
It's incredible.I feel sorrry for the women married to these jerks.
I checked the definition of OFFSHOOT in the dictionary and the author is
right.The FLDS separated from the LDS Church when they banned polygamy.... The
LDS, FLDS and RLDS now Community of Christ all have root with JS and use the
same materials with minor differences. HISTORY. Take time to read the history of
"Both groups also have a notorious reputation for underage marriage and domestic
violence." Oh pulleese, isn't that like saying monogamy is notorius for
child abuse, domestic violence, infedelity, murder, etc. because some monogamous
married men commit these offenses? Spare us the sensationalising and stay with
Interesting story, but the writer needs to get facts correct. The FLDS is NOT
AN OFFSHOOT of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
I think that if this reporter really did her job then this article would be much
different and factual. The media strikes again with fear-mongering. It is a sad
Interesting article. "Both groups also have a notorious reputation for
underage marriage and domestic violence."I have heard of some cases
associated with the FLDS groups--mostly media-sensationalized. If this is
something so notorious within Christian polygamist groups, why isn't more heard
about it. I have never heard of any underage marriages or domestic violence.
If you compared the numbers of polygamous and monogamous families with domestic
violence you would probably find less instances in the polygamous families.
Such numbers would be hard to come by though due to the illegality of polygamous
marriages. I am all for stopping domestic violence. And I am all for keeping
the government out of marriage.
The article states:"Both groups also have a notorious reputation for
underage marriage and domestic violence."With the 'both groups'
referring to both FLDS and Christian polygamists. If the author is going to make
such statements he ought to at least document them. I've yet to EVER read of a
case where Christian polygamists were guilty of either underage marriage or
domestic violence. I'm sure that just like in monogamous marriages there are
probably cases of those things but to say that Christian polygamists are
NOTORIOUS for it?? Going a LOT over the top with that one.