posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 04:24 PM
reply to post by daggyz
Are you kidding? So people appear normal on the outside to hide whats in the inside and that regarded as persecution. So the name sleeping
with his daughter appears normal and he regards it as his right t have sex with her.. and thats persecution.
Remember it s all about the individuals perception. If enough people rallied agianst incest, eventually it would become legal.
We are a sick species.
You are equating all those who practice the principle with sexual deviants, this is simply not true. There is a huge difference between pedophilia and
polygamy, yes men did marry girls who were between the ages of 14 and 18 back in the early years of the church but marrying a girl who was young was
not a rare practice in almost any social circle before the 20th century. If you look at honest practicing polygamists in today's world, none of them
would ever marry a women under the age of 18.
There is no doctrine within Mormonism which approves of incest. The only thing that can be used to defend incest by any religion are old testament
stories such as Lot and his daughters. But that point is moot due to early church doctrine which has always taught that incest was a sin. So any
Mormon who practices incest, is in turn not Mormon.
We as a society have discovered that marrying young is a bad idea. That it opens up young adults to exploitation, and hinders them from perusing an
education and other forms of personal progress. But again child marriages are rare within the Mormon polygamy circles, and the ones who do practice it
are looked down upon by all the others.
This is not an issue of sexual morality (sexual morality the majority of Mormon communities LDS or not are very very high). It is an issue of
religious freedom. The freedom to practice a belief that they choose to follow not are forced to follow.
edit on 14-7-2011 by Openeye because: (no reason given)