These days such a title could mean anything, from US-Iraq "relations" to Arab-Jew hostility, from Chinese-American economic tussles to German cyber attacks on neo-Nazi sites. This post deals with a hidden culture within the US, and it’s history of repression and ostracism by our protestant underpinnings of denied prurience.
In Salt Lake City, children of stable, polygamist families speak out in favor of their upbringing. while only a tiny minority of Utah’s - some 250 supporters came to City Hall - they have the right to speak out against a history of human rights abuses, losses of freedoms, and intolerance. They suffer these indignities at the hands of a Christian majority pathologically incapable of a healthy respect for human procreation. They can’t talk to their children about it; they deny their teenagers to explore their sexuality; they refuse to let others choose a lifestyle that differs from the perceived norm; they can’t even talk to their spouses about their own desires. Christian attitudes toward sexuality is an illness in itself.
Today’s youth, expressing themselves in a truly Democratic fashion, are challenging authority unlike anything seen since the 1960’s. This is perhaps as replay of the upheaval of the Boomers, a continuation on a smaller scale of social progression and cultural maturity, kick-started then abandoned by the teens of the sixties in favor of profits and creature comforts.
What is wrong with Polygamy? I neither endorse nor condemn the practice. If consenting adults agree to such an arrangement, so be it. A stable family is a happy family. Any resulting children, if raised in openness and awareness of its surroundings, will thrive and be capable of making healthy lifestyle choices of their own.
Have there been unbecoming behavior associated with polygamy? Yes, but any other lifestyle can claim its own collection of tyrants. What the Christian majority has proselytized against is no more evil than bouts of ethnic cleansing that allowed Mormons to settle in Utah in the first place. Didn’t Jesus say: "He without sin may cast the first stone"? Something like that.
Just a few of many word spoken by the man most revered by Christians worldwide that are ignored in modern life.