posted on Jul, 2 2007 @ 09:19 PM
My two main issues with polygamy are -- as has been noted by others here -- the enforced marriage of young girls.
The other aspect is that it's not uncommon for polygamist groups to commit welfare fraud. There was a guy on Jerry Springer's show ages ago before
Jerry became the WWE of talk shows. He had over a dozen wives, three sisters, a mother/daughter combo, and more.
It turned out he got busted for welfare fraud, because technically he can't be married to more than one woman at a time. He'd divorce one, then
marry the new one, but according to their religious law, they were still married, just not in the eyes of the state. Some, if not all, of the
"divorced" wives were collecting welfare benefits.
Serves him right, he'd marry girls as young as 14.
If you can't afford to support more than one wife, then don't have more. And no marrying anyone under age 18. Otherwise, go for it. I sure wouldn't
call the police and turn in a plural-marriage family.