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 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.
…this post forwarded by Windsor Humanist, Joe.Pkr, after a February 29, 2008 letter to the editor by Stephanie Lalonde in The Windsor Star