I think Mormons are silly about seeing polygamy shows like “sister wives”
and “big love” and then get pissed. Because come on, Mormons came up
with this crap in the 1840s. The same Joseph Smith that started the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints started it. The same polygamy that is found in their scriptures today (D & C 132).
I mean come on, just accept it is part of your religion.. So what! Deny that you practice it now. Ok! But don’t condemn your ENTIRE heritage!
BTW- I saw one of the Sister Wives shows. I think they are alright people, and they BRAVELY stand up for their rights! ! They are all consenting adults. They don’t need the governments permission to all have a relationship! What kind of country are we turning into when they are arresting people for GETTING MARRIED? What?! I think gay rights activists ought to get behind this cause, because these issues are VERY similar. Freedom of religion, freedom of simple relationships. Now they want to charge this guy with felony bigamy. By no doubt law enforcement officers in Utah who MORE THAN LIKELY have polygamist ancestors who fought hard for that freedom, and even built Utah to escape persecution because of it!
Now the descendants of the first era polygamists are likely the ones who are persecuting people for polygamy today. How ironic.
This is certainly a First Amendment Rights Issue!