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October 1, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Polygamy should be decriminalized

When you look at world history, and especially biblical history, you will find that polygamy has been an accepted and honorable way of life. Many beloved prophets of the Old Testament were polygamists, and Abraham was a friend of God, all while having many wives. Polygamy was once a lifestyle accepted by all.

For Christians of 2000 years ago, polygamy was stopped by the Roman empire.

Paul, in his letter to the church in Rome, said, “A bishop should be the husband of one wife.” He was simply telling them to obey the law of the land. Roman law is alive and well today in America, and we all know what happened to the Roman Empire.

It’s very unfortunate what has happened in Colorado City, Ariz., and in other states. It has given polygamy a terrible name and image. What has happened there is a blatant distortion of the practice as it existed in times past, and how it could be.

I think that, in time, polygamy is going to be decriminalized and brought back to stay, no matter what we think about it today.

Americans have made a mess of marriage. There are tens of thousands of people practicing polygamy, and the numbers are growing.

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