Mike, All the Mormons I've met were very nice people. However, none of them was living in a polygamous household.
From what I understand, a Mormon who is married in this life stays married to his or her spouse(s) in the afterlife, contrary to the common Christian idea that marriage is only good in this lifetime. There's also the idea that Mormon married people can populate their own planets in the cosmos with their children and descendants in the afterlife. Believe it or not. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote : A co-worker friend of mine lived in Utah at one time. He said it was normal for Mormon elders to approach a successful man and insist he take a second or third wife, whatever he could afford. Supposedly it kept young ladies out of *trouble* and off welfare. The women had children and a man to support them. As for women having multiple husbands, up until recently, the question would arise, who da baby daddy? Now we have Maury and DNA testing. From: "jr_esq@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:10 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] LDS Joseph Smith had 40 Wives It may be legal in the country where you live. But it's still technically illegal to practice polygamy in the USA. From what I understand, there are parts of Utah where the authorities do not enforce the law even though they know the people who are living in a polygamous household. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote : Why do you associate polygamy with "multiple wives?" The actual definition of the word is a marriage with multiple partners. Why not multiple husbands for one wife, or just multiple partners, period? As for "challenging the prohibition," you're still stuck in American Puritan mode. Polyamorous marriage is practiced (and legal) in many countries currently. From: "jr_esq@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 8:43 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] LDS Joseph Smith had 40 Wives If this was possible during his time, will it become legal again to have plural wives now? With the acceptance of gay marriage, IMO it would soon be possible for people to challenge the prohibition of polygamy in the USA. What do you think? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/11/joseph-smith-40-wives_n_6138508.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/11/joseph-smith-40-wives_n_6138508.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592