Windsor Humanist Society

March 1, 2008

Polygamy, Homosexuality Cannot Be Compared – Letter To Editor

Filed under: Uncategorized — moderator @ 3:56 pm

I believe the idea that polygamy is the next civil rights battle is humiliating and that there is no connection between polygamist rights and gay rights. In my opinion, polygamy is more or less an The cast of HBO's 'Big Love'activity, and homosexuality is at a much deeper level of human consciousness. For all of us who have grown up in the real world, I think it’s fair to say that polygamy as a lifestyle is degrading, nothing like the homosexual lifestyle, and that those who are brought up to be polygamists are seriously brainwashed and deserve to move past the corrupt rules of the church that restrict them from obtaining information.

For women, polygamy is extremely demeaning. The idea that women are taught the ultimate right is doing what your husband likes before he even speaks the words is disgraceful. Does this even reflect homosexuality? Not at all. You can’t compare the practice of a monogamous relationship, whether it be gay or straight, to a polygamist one. To all homosexual individuals who feel the ultimate right to stand up for your own bodily, emotional and dignified respect, I applaud you and think it’s fair to say that the practices of polygamists are absurd.

It’s not odd that gay marriage gains acceptance and the resistance of polygamy becomes more powerful. There’s a fine line between homosexual and heterosexual, and a vast space between monogamy and polygamy. The day that society decides to accept lust and multiple partners or spouses through the polygamist lifestyle is the day that I leave my society.
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…this post forwarded by Windsor Humanist, Joe.Pkr, after a February 29, 2008 letter to the editor by Stephanie Lalonde in The Windsor Star

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6 Comments »

  1. this comment forwarded by randygg via email on March 6, 2008
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    I strongly disagree. My opposition is to oppression, whether that happens inside a relationship, or is applied externally to it. There is nothing inherent in polygamy (or any polyamory) that says it has to be an oppressive relationship. Indeed, it is the religious aspect that is dumped on top of it that ultimately makes it oppressive, by requiring the man to be in charge. That’s still wrong even if it’s a traditional man-woman couple, and has nothing to do with how many people are in the relationship.

    While truly loving polygamous relationships may be the minority, I think it’s our duty to support them while discouraging the more oppressive religion-based polygamy. We have laws against abuse.

    Comment by moderator — March 7, 2008 @ 10:48 am | Reply

  2. […] a comment » I stumbled across this invective against the notion that it might be tough to pull up the ladder on polygamy once same-sex marriage […]

    Pingback by Maybe if we say it louder, and over and over… « Notes From Babel — December 13, 2009 @ 2:11 pm | Reply

  3. why women entre to the polygamy relationship, although they know that the is more chanes of having HIV/AIDS.

    Comment by mlungisi — March 25, 2010 @ 2:00 pm | Reply

  4. why women enter in to the polygamy, as they know that there are moere chances of having hiv/aids.

    Comment by mlungisi — March 25, 2010 @ 2:03 pm | Reply

  5. is that photo from a movie ?

    Comment by phrage — April 3, 2010 @ 11:39 pm | Reply

  6. We have indeed entered into an era where wrong is considered right and right is considered wrong. The bible has predicted this time would come and here we are. Historically, polygamous relationships have always been accepted by society even the Old Testament that condems same gender relationships never finds vault with plural marriage. In fact many of the highly favored men practised polygamy. David, Moses, Abraham, Joseph etc. To state that polygamist rights and gay rights have no connection is absurd. The whole point is that when mature adult individuals in their own free will would like to live together in a relationship, that should not be of anybody else’s concerns. That is what tolerance is all about. To state that two men or two women have a deeper human consciousness relationship then a man and a woman is, well idiotic. Can you show me the science, the proof, the facts? A polygamous relationship is that of one man having a relationship with a woman. That same man also has a relationship with one other woman. Each of these separate and distinct relationships stand on their own and tend to be very deep, unlike hetero and or gay relationships where sexual activities outside of their relationship is a rather frequent situation. I would state that a gay relationship is unnatural. But we tolerate these situations. But tolerance is a far cry from accepting gays as “normal” so do not hide behind hetero relationships. A hetero relation ship is that of a man and a woman. Plural marriage is similar in that there is a man and a woman relationship as well as a separate and distincts relationship between that same man and another woman. In our case children have fathers and mothers each gender bringing a unique set of values to the table and function as a health balanced role model. Gays totally miss this balanced set of values in front of children. Two men or two women can do a good job as parents but it will never equal that of a good mother and father. Polygamy will.

    I will not even attempt to refute the brainwashing issue. It is not worth my time.

    The point was made that opposition to polygamy is increasing. Joe PKR needs to check his stats. Polygamy enjoys a tremendous interest especially by younger adult and mature women who are placing personal adds on the internet requesting to join a polygamist man. And yes Mr Joe PKR you should leave society. You seem to be an intolerant man. It’s people like you that voted in the Ca referendum against same sex marriage, Nevada did too along with others. We pay taxes, we treat our wives with great respect, And yes they have even cell phones, cars, and can leave whenever they so desire. Our children tend to be better behaved, more modestly dressed, well you get the hint.

    Comment by Robert Westhoff — May 30, 2010 @ 12:09 am | Reply


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