Thanks to some friendly Mormons who took me on a trip to the Temple Square during my long layover in Salt Lake City today, I can add Utah to my “has visited” column!
Map courtesy of 270 to Win.
“Utah State Lawmaker Defends Polygamy,” Associated Press, http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-brf-defending-polygamy,0,6947345,print.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines, 22 January 2005.
Not much comment on the story itself. It is mainly presented as a comparison to some blogs that have been trumpeting homosexual marriage. Considering that “homosexuality” does not exist historically, homosexualists are arguing for an institution that is new to history. The most likely long-term effect of a move to legalize same-sex bigamous marriage will be legalize polygamous marriage.
Like racism, feminism, and other artificial -isms, homosexualism will one day fade and die away. But what will be its legacy? Will it be the normalization of this?
SALT LAKE CITY — A Republican state lawmaker countered a Senate colleague’s dispersal of an anti-polygamy book by passing out materials to fellow legislators defending the practice as natural and not necessarily harmful.
State Sen. Carlene Walker said she was offended by the book, “God’s Brothel,” that Democratic Senate Minority Whip Ron Allen distributed to legislators Tuesday.
Walker said she has known polygamists who are “fine, honest, educated, wonderful people.”
“To characterize the whole polygamy community as abusive to children and the welfare system is inaccurate,” she said.