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Joseph Smith's Many Wives Come To Life In Mormon Artist's Portraits

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.28.2015 | Religion

When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dropped a bombshell statement last November confirming that founder Joseph Smith was a polyg...

Why Divorce Can Be Good for Your Health: New Evidence

Douglas LaBier | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The study examined the health outcomes of people who are divorced, as well as unmarried, cohabiting couples. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the research has implications for younger generations, as more people pursue unconventional relationships and divorce continues to be an option.

Ties That B(l)ind

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 08.13.2015 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Taking seriously the slippery slope argument, Macedo makes a persuasive case, rooted in democratic principles and social reality, for distinguishing polygamy from same-sex marriage.

God Is Not Dead: Google's Ngram Viewer Reveals Two Centuries of Religious Trends

David Briggs | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

God is not dead. Fundamentalists are seemingly creeping up everywhere. And despite their spectacular growth, Mormons were never more in the public eye than when they were being targeted in the 19th century.

Harem-seeking Men Use Legalization of Gay Marriage to Pursue Legal Right to Hoard Women

Lori Day | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women
Lori Day

Plural marriage of the polygynous variety is patriarchy on crack.

Polygamy Is Not the Next 'Gay Marriage'

James Peron | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The Christian Post has such an article: "Why Two? The Question Gay Activists Can Not Answer." The author, Michael Brown, wrote a book on how Christians will reverse the course of the "gay revolution." No doubt he believes the Second Coming is just around the corner as well. Good luck waiting for either.

Single White Female Meets Polygamous West African Shaman

Tim Ward | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
Tim Ward

In her sexy, stormy, spiritual memoir, Honey in the River, Marsha Scarbrough explores the contemporary relevance of ancient African wisdom teachings, wrapped around a love affair with a married African shaman.

Why Gay Marriage Doesn't Open the Door to Polygamy

Matt Baume | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

In states that have legalized marriage for gays and lesbians, the only change in those contracts was the genders. A few pronouns were switched, but when gay couples marry, everything else still works exactly the same way.

Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

The Top Arguments for and Against Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

Matt Baume | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

There are consequences to waiting. Couples are denied their rights, which has ramifications from child custody to driver licenses to death certificates. Look at what the status quo means: Gay couples separated in hospitals. Losing their life savings when one passes away. Having a marriage license revoked when they cross state lines.

What Genesis Says About Marriage: It's Not What You Think

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

There are many Christians, especially fundamentalists, who remain convinced that the Book of Genesis establishes life-long monogamous marriage between one man and one woman as the sole biblically-approved form of marital union. This is a viewpoint shared by popular writers and even some academics.

Let Me Answer Your Questions, Justice Roy Moore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Maybe it is futile to try to explain this to Justice Moore. Would he ever be able to understand that someone who is bisexual is capable of monogamy? Or that gender identity is not linked to sexual orientation? Or that incest is not the same thing as homosexuality? Trying to explain these concepts to Roy Moore is like explaining string theory to a clam.

24 Questions About Gay Polyamorous Relationships You Wanted to Ask But Were Too Polite To

Edward Yaeger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Edward Yaeger

I asked Jason if I could write about their relationship, with an emphasis on its mechanics (i.e., the day-to-day), which, based on my biased, statistically unsound research among friends on Facebook, seemed to be what many people were most interested in.

GOP Senator Asks Loretta Lynch: Why Is Gay Marriage OK, But Polygamy Isn't?

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

During Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tried to take the attorney general nominee down the slippery-slope...

Carol Kuruvilla

Who Were Joseph Smith's Wives? | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion

After officially acknowledging earlier this month that founder Joseph Smith had multiple wives, some of them as young as 14, officials at the Church o...

Many Mormons Are Unaware of the Messy Details of LDS Church History

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Knoll

In my personal anecdotal experience, most of my Mormon friends and family members are, at best, only peripherally aware that these historical essays even exist and very few have actually taken the time to read them or reflect on their implications.

Star Of TLC Show About Polygamy Says Father Molested Her

Posted 11.22.2014 | Women

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman featured in a reality TV show about a polygamous family is going public about sex abuse she claims she suffered as a c...

Mormon Issues

Martin Marty | Posted 01.17.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Suddenly, in the particular case of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), out of a clear (well, "partly cloudy") sky, these Mormons obliged us, with one action of their leaders hitting front page and top on-line status.

Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had A 14-Year-Old Bride

The Associated Press | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wiv...

The American Refugees

Pastor Rick Henderson | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Pastor Rick Henderson

We are a refugee-taking country, not a refugee-making one. The unflinching truth that we must come to terms with is that these are Americans. These are our people. These innocent ones were born under the shadow of our flag. They were born into the promise of our Constitution.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Part Of Utah's Polygamy Ban

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law, in a lawsuit filed...

Slippery Slopes

Eldon Taylor | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Eldon Taylor

Everyone has heard the slippery slope response to many an argument. I have on several occasions in my books and articles addressed implications and r...

Americans More Likely To Believe In Big Foot Than To Have Confidence In Congress

Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

A small minority of Americans believe in aliens, but it's more than triple the number who have a "great deal" of confidence in Congress. Graphic...

Christian Leaders Condemn Kenya's New Polygamy Law

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Christian clergy fear that a new marriage law signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday (April 29) will tear families apart a...

Polygamy Is Now Legal In Kenya

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a bill that legalizes polygamous unions and opens the door for men to marr...