The morality of having multiple partners, specifically where there is one man for multiple women, will always be in question. One recurring statement that is heard around these relational issues is: "It's their choice."
Back around the same time that Newt suggested an open marriage to Marianne, my ex made a similar request. Only he wanted the other woman to move in with us, which, if you ask me, is taking the idea of open marriage to a whole new level.
Set in the red-bluffed mountains on the Arizona border and isolated by a good 44 miles from the next sign of civilization, this haven is the home base of the FLDS. For these residents having at least 3 wives is their straight ticket to heaven.
Despite the recent well-publicized and deeply disturbing child molestation trial of self-proclaimed polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs, TV reality show polygamist Kody Brown and his trendy wives and family seem to be everywhere these days.
There is another aspect to the Warren Jeffs trial that I find particularly disturbing, one which has not received much media attention, overshadowed as it has been by Jeffs' horrendous sexual exploitations.
Politicians like David Vitter, Eliot Spitzer, Larry Craig, John Ensign and cultural icons like Tiger Woods, Sandra Bullock, and Bruce Springsteen just don't follow the scripts the rest of us are taught.