Thursday, May 11, 2006

Polygamy and LDS Mormonism

Polygamy and LDS Mormonism are inseparably entwined. One of the aspects of LDS Mormon-based polygamy is the rampant practice of taking underage girls as polygamous wives. In the western United States, there are at least 30,000 people involved in the practice of LDS Mormon-based polygamy. In these polygamous groups, the compulsion for underage girls to marry polygamists--usually men much older than themselves--is a part of everyday life. In these communities, girls as young as 12 or 13 are often married off to priesthood leaders. The most powerful and influential of these priesthood holders have first pick of the girls. Parents of the young girls submit their daughters willingly into these unions with the hope of being blessed by God in their afterlife. The founder of Mormonism set the precedent for this behavior.

11 comments:

fundytoo said...

Once again not "all" groups do this. For example my group doesn't do this, as I mentioned a couple of topics ago.

Fundytoo

onthestreet said...

The most powerful and influential of these priesthood holders have first pick of the girls. Parents of the young girls submit their daughters willingly into these unions with the hope of being blessed by God in their afterlife. The founder of Mormonism set the precedent for this behavior.

STREET's Reply: Yes, God has first pick in the marriages, for marriage is of God. Mary was twelve when she married. That is both the ancient and modern Jewish Bat-Mitzvah, the entering into the Father's business, which is Father-hood. Jesus Christ Himself said it, AT AGE TWELVE: "Wist thee not that I be about my Father's business?" What is a Father's business. It is in the very word itself: Fatherhood. That is the Bar-Mitzvah, at age TWELVE.

onthestreet said...

Yes, He was teaching, but what do you suppose the boy was teaching that confounded them so?

ATAR_i said...

Did the founder of mormonism give away his daughter to old men?

ATAR_i said...

ots <----wanna be heterosexual pedophile

ots <----in reality a homosexual, which is why immaculate conception is so dear to his heart. It rationalizes his lack of sexual desire for females - and turns it into something that he feels is profoundly religious.

Anonymous said...

atar_i

how astute!

rcn

onthestreet said...

Tar-Bucket (or are you Mrs Buquet)?

If I have no sexual desires for you, what is that to you? How can one feel amorous toward a black bucket of steamy hot tar? Yes, I turn your sexuality on its ass.

mugwump said...

OtS

You write as if inspired by the genius of Satan. Why I'll bet you are a carrier of viral herpes around at least two of your functional body openings.

ATAR_i said...

Your affection for me is not desired nor inferred to exist.

I merely have noticed your aggressive promotion of a completely NON FLDS doctrine of immaculate conception for your wives, in addition to the constant net of suspicion cast that you are a certain known molestor of young males.

It's just simple addition for me.

Wants young wives he won't have sex with

+

suspected molestor of young males

+

relious zealout

=

religious zealout who tries to rationalize his lack of sexual desire for his wife because he's actually attracted to young boys.

Hey - I think it's better than your math.

BTW - your reaction was revelatory.

onthestreet said...

Well, don't revel in a falsehood. Sexuality with boys OR girls is a sin, which we do not practice. But your constant dwelling upon it is certainly "revelatory", isn't it. Just look at all the boys AND girls the prophet cast out, quite the opposite of sexuality.

As for zeal, and especially religious zeal, all Christians know that to be a great virtue. So your addition doesn't quite pass Kindergarten.

There there now, you'll be okay. Eat your milk and cookies, and then lay down for your nap. That's a GOOD girl.

onthestreet said...

I love you. Just not how jewels of gold in a swine's snout want me to (Prov. 11:22).