Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Neither shall he multiply wives to himself...

Polyamory in the News points to a charming editorial by Delita Johnson in the Jackson Sun:

Polyamory: Evil dressed as love
The Newsweek article introduced its readers to a new vocabulary, "polyfidelitous." Polyfidelitous means that the multiple partners keep sexual activity within their own self-identified cluster.

Surprisingly - or not so surprisingly - some people think this is actually normal behavior. I guess once you practice immorality for so long, it begins to feel moral.
Albert Mohler, author, speaker and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said it best: The ultimate sign of our moral confusion becomes evident when virtually no one appears ready to condemn polyamory as immoral. The only arguments mustered against this new movement focus on matters of practicality.
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Now, it's no shock that an editorialist from "Focus on Christ Ministries" might be a tad narrowminded, but her complete blindness to irony would be shocking if it wasn't so typical.

Hey, Delita, that Jewish history reader you're so devoted to? It has a few examples of those immoral, godless families that dare to think they can involve more than two partners, some of them much more ambitious than modern poly folks. It also includes a few rules for practicing that kind of relationship that don't seem too condemnatory to the institution itself.

I've said it before, and I'm sure to say it again: my partners and I practice a traditional marriage according to the Biblical example. It's not my fault all these blasphemous Biblical illiterates have redefined marriage to support their deviant one-spouse relationships. I guess once you practice immorality for so long, it begins to feel moral.

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