Mormon Temple Marriage, Traditional Marriage?

Mormon Temple Marriage, Traditional Marriage?

Lately, there has been much debate and controversy surrounding the definition of marriage.  State governments in the U.S., and now even federal courts are finding that “traditional marriage,” the union of a man and a woman with the potential to naturally bring forth children, is discriminatory toward people who may not fit that description.  Marriage as a sacred covenant is sliding into obscurity and even obsolescence.  Gay activists, especially, mock “traditional marriage” as an institution that was prominent only for a few decades in post-World War II America.  Books have been written showing various marriage traditions over time and throughout the world in their most un-traditional varieties. When...

Mormons Say Polygamy Morally Wrong

By Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News Published: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 7:00 p.m. MST David Letterman knows how to get a laugh.Like most comics, he riffs on the day’s news, deadpans the camera and revels in audacity.”Oh, did you hear about this?” the host of CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman asked his audience recently. “A campaign staffer on the Newt Gingrich campaign was fired because he was making negative comments about Mormons. I thought, now, wait a minute — isn’t Newt in favor of multiple wives?” Laughter rumbled from the audience followed by applause. The polygamy punch line is a familiar one when it comes to poking fun at Mormons — as though Mormons and polygamy are...

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