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  •  It's not just the mothers who are taking advantage (0+ / 0-)

    the system.  It's the father.  Every extra wife is subsidized.  That's not the same thing as a single mother abandoned by an ex-husband or ex-boyfriend.  There's a huge difference between saying that society should not have to pay for extra wives versus saying that women have to get married.  In fact, I don't see a connection.  I don't think women need to get married to be in a relationship or to have kids.  I do think that any male still involved should be at least partially financially responsible for any kids, and for the wife if she's not working, not pushing off his responsibility on society.  Poor and/or single is one thing.  Gaming the system is quite another.

    I don't see how pointing out that polygamy is "anti-Muslim bigotry", when patbahn's point was that polygamy on a large scale is bad for society, be it Christian or Muslim or something else.  Have you read about the "lost boys" problem in the fundie Mormon areas?  What they do to those kids is a crime.

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