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Aren't liberals supposed to be the irrational ones?
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From: uruz Date: February 5th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)


Polygamy *is* possible. After all, Romney is a Mormon.
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komos From: komos Date: February 5th, 2004 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah... he was considered a "moderate" republican in Utah. Think about that for a moment. Moderate in Utah.

We're so effin' doomed.

So far as I know, the Mormons allow multiple wives only. Anything else is probably immoral, or at least not as sexy.
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komos From: komos Date: February 6th, 2004 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah... then I stand corrected. My knowledge of the sect really doesn't extend past Joseph Smith (the con man) and Brigham Young (the zealot).

I think all manner of things are sexy, but I'm told I'm not supposed to.
shelbyg From: shelbyg Date: February 6th, 2004 06:42 am (UTC) (Link)


There is a clause in the religion that orders its followers to obey local laws. The religion itself allows multiple wives, but good Mormons won't exercise the clause unless the law changes. So if Romney changed the laws of MA...

It’s funny, I was just talking about this with Wanda and her sister a couple of weeks ago. They are both ex-Mormons and they have quite a bit of literature by the church as they were both quite religious until they dropped out.

komos From: komos Date: February 5th, 2004 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Full disclosure: I'm not really Christian any longer, but I've long been an apologist amongst groups that make sweeping statements based on incorrect assumptions about the Christianity.

I think another of the arguments, thankfully not cited in the dissenting opinion, is one of the "Nazis and Nuclear Winter" cataclysm arguments where the country goes to hell because we won't be able to deny extended marriages or even marriages to children and goats.

I don't buy it.

What I do see is an increasing idealogical divide between those who believe that the government should act as a kind of Church 2.0 and those who think this is a really bad idea.

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