Polygamy and Bigamy is illegal in the U.S., yet some people are practicing this way of living as if it is the new norm. Essentially they are the same in the aspect of having more than one wife/spouse.
Over the last few years there have been a number of television shows regarding the polygamist lifestyle. This has led some to wonder whether polygamy may be legal anywhere in the U.S. It also raises questions about why bigamy is outlawed and whether this is a trend that may be changing.
Is polygamy the next fight in marriage equality?
Currently, every state has a law outlawing polygamy. Additionally, the federal government has several laws that also criminalize the act of being married to more than one person. Enforcement of these laws is relatively difficult given the often secretive nature of many polygamists and the fact that most will have only one marriage on paper.
The question of polygamy is an interesting one in that most people today view polygamy as immoral while the Bible nowhere explicitly condemns it. Several prominent men in the Old Testament were polygamists. Abraham, Jacob, David, Solomon, and others all had multiple wives.
Tune in tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” on blog talk radio as I tackle the subject “Polygamy in 2016” with my special guest Azad Chaiwala (pictured left), a polygamist of polygamy.com and Bishop Andre’ C. Alston (pictured right), Pastor of Antioch Christian Tabernacle. I’m sure there will be opposing views from my special guest. What do you think?
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