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  •  There's a bigger reason for Utah (the Mormons) (2+ / 0-)
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    to oppose same sex marriages than is generally known or understood.

    The Mormon Church has never denounced (or abandoned) polygamy. The 1890 "revelation" merely stated that since the laws against polygamy were upheld by the federal Supreme Court the head of the church would "submit to those laws" and use his influence over the members to "do likewise".

    The real fear of the LDS Church is that all laws governing marriage may be found unconstitutional (not just the same sex ones) and thereby put them in one hell of a mess. The recent federal court ruling against Utah's "unlawful cohabitation" law is only the beginning of the Mormon Church's problems regarding this issue.

    GOP - "Home of the Whopper!"

    by Templar on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:13:48 AM PST

    •  But why? they could marry as many wives (1+ / 0-)
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      as they wanted legally if there were no laws, would that embarass them , is that what you mean? Their extremists would ruin the "religion"

      "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

      by merrywidow on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:35:49 AM PST

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      •  I only have a minute to answer but the main (1+ / 0-)
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        problem is the teachings of Brigham Young and other prominent  leaders that only polygamists go to the highest part of heaven. The present leaders do their best to wiggle out of these statements, but they were published "to the world" and cannot be disputed.

        The fundamentalists Mormons (like Kody Brown) still practice polygamy, but are denounced by the LDS church. They would have to accept them if polygamy were again legal. Also, the Church would be forced to"come clean" to their members regarding the true history and doctrinal aspects of polygamy which they have not done.

        GOP - "Home of the Whopper!"

        by Templar on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:00:10 AM PST

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    •  this is also in court right now (2+ / 0-)
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      the state is getting ready to  appeal on the brown v. ?herbert case.  

      Ted Kennedy: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die…”

      by jlms qkw on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:46:31 AM PST

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