Date: December 14, 2011 07:12PM
I never said they were healthy and prosperous. I merely said CONSENSUAL. That's it. CONSENSUAL. Also initiated, partially, by the woman by virtue of seeking out the situation via polygamy dating site. If a woman enters into polygamy BY CHOICE with a partner OF HER CHOICE, then it does not meet the definition of polygamy per troy's paper on polygamy. My aim was to just add perspective outside of fundamental mormon polygamy, or get Troy to consider specifying the form of polygamy when he presents conditions as absolutes for the term.
So, I am sorry, I can offer no proof of the word that you (troy, rebeckah) have put in my mouth, I can only offer some back up for what I have been talking about, which is situations where the women join polgamy by consent, and those situations are outside of mormon fundamentalism.
I am not in any way an advocate of polygamy. I don't understand why anyone would want to be involved with it. I do know, however, that there are groups who do not operate like mormon fundamentalists.
So instances of dating sites for polgamy: http://pilegeshpersonals.com/
A forum about: http://biblicalfamilies.org/forum/index.php?sid=5fa3e7d46cd80b6acbd3227a15aa65c0
their argument for: http://biblicalfamilies.org/single_moms
These came from email archives, I will have to add to this when I get home and am at my own computer with bookmarks. It might come as an amazing shock to you, cheryl, and to troy and rebekah, but I do not keep links at the ready at work, just in case I happen to express my views here on this forum. Make of that what you will, I'm prepared for more ad hominem and twisting of my words from you three, specifically troy and rebekah, but I don't mind being a play thing for you guys, say what you want. Attack me for expressing my opinions. Twist my meanings. Take my words out of context.
Have fun with that you guys.
P,S. You know what's really funny, Troy did not cite a single source for data to back up his claims of population issues, etc. But god forbid I have my own input, and I am taken to task over it? That's incredibly scholarly, don't you think?