On March 14, 2006, in a polygamy article at Concerned Women for America, author, Janice Shaw Crouse,
wrote, "Pushing Polygamy: 'Big Love' Is Big Bore". (Her article was also published the next day at the conservative magazine, Human Events.)
Ms. Course opened with the following statement. "I was a skeptic when activists first claimed that, after the push to mainstream homosexuality, a push to take the stigma out of polygamy would follow. Well, according to Mark Henkel of TruthBearer.org, 'Polygamy rights is [sic] the next civil-rights battle.' He might have a point." she then went on to refer to the Newsweek article from which she got Mark Henkel's trademark sound-bite.
Later in her piece, however, Ms. Crouse unfortunately repeats the same mistake as appeared in that same Newsweek article: "a Gallup Poll last year revealed that fully 92 percent of Americans oppose polygamy." Actually, the May 2005 Gallup poll involving polygamy only revealed that 92% thought it was immoral. That is nowhere near the same thing as political opposition. For example, that same percentage would probably (rightly) say that lying is immoral, but that doesn't mean they would support the tyranny of criminalizing all lying. Of course, it is likely that Janice Shaw Crouse was only repeating the same mistake as it had appeared in that Newsweek article.
Throughout, the piece, Ms. Crouse correctly noted the soap-opera type of series that HBO's new show in march, 2006, "Big Love," involves. Even so, one of the larger points she makes is how the show does remove the silly "fantasy idea" that people so typically misperceive about polygamy. In the end, however, she believes that the false "fantasy idea" will remain, long after the "boring story" of the show ends, and after viewers move on to the next buzzworthy TV show to talk about.
What is most interesting about Janice Shaw Crouse's polygamy article at Concerned Women for America, though, is her acknowledgement that Founder Mark Henkel's long-established sound-bite, "may have a point." Indeed, it does.
Media [Directory] Polygamy in the Media
Mark Henkel Interview Example - Important Questions & Media Credibility
ABC - 20/20
NBC - Today Show
February 14, 2007 - Bloom & Politan: OPEN COURT [Entire Transcript]
September 20, 2007 - Bloom & Politan: OPEN COURT [Members, Hear it online]
September 20, 2007 - Jami Floyd: BEST DEFENSE [Members, Hear it online]
September 21, 2007 - Jami Floyd: BEST DEFENSE [Members, Hear it online]
September 24, 2007 - CourtTV.com Online Chat Guest
September 26, 2007 - Jami Floyd: BEST DEFENSE [Members, Hear it online]
700 Club / CBN
The Washington Times
Portland Press Herald [INFORMATIVE ABOUT MARK HENKEL]
Journal Tribune [INFORMATIVE ABOUT MARK HENKEL]
April 30, 2009, Maine Public Hearing on Same-sex Marriage
May 13, 2009, Where will same-sex marriage be in 2010?
March 16, 2006, Report - Polygamy rights is the next civil rights battle
August 31, 2006, Pro-polygamists respond to Warren Jeffs capture
May 10, 2007, Polygamy Leader Compares Gun Control to Marriage Control
AP (Associated Press)
September 06, 2006 - Polygamists Glad Warren Jeffs Caught
November 24, 2006 - Polygamists say Jeffs case paints distorted picture
November 21, 2007 - Polygamists Glad Warren Jeffs is going to prison
Jacob Sullum - Senior Editor NEW!
April 03, 2006, One Man, Many Wives, Big Problems (syndicated article) NEW!
Focus on the Family
MSNBC - Scarborough Country
National Geographic Television
London Daily Mail
Las Vegas Weekly
Metro Source Radio News Wire
The Intelligencer [Published OP-ED]
Culture Shocks with Barry Lynn
Court TV Morning with Vinnie Politan
March 28, 2006 - Response to "Big Love"
September 05, 2006 - Response to Warren Jeffs Capture
November 22, 2006 - Jeffs Hearing Proves Not about Polygamy
December 22, 2006 - How Polygamists Manage Christmas
August 08, 2007 - Michel Bryant, Trial Correspondent (filling in)
November 13, 2007 - Michel Bryant, Trial Correspondent (filling in) [Members, Hear it online]
WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike
KGOW 1560 The Game [Members, Hear it online]
The Michael Medved Show [Members, Hear it online]
The Kevin and Bean Show, on KROQ
The Michael Baisden Show
The Tom Barberi Show
Richmond Morning News with Jimmy Barrett
The Mancow Muller Show
The Dom Giordano Show
The Stirling Show
The Dave Show on KUCI
Hong Kong Radio Television - Backchat
Charlie Wolf's TalkSPORT
Dr. Toni Cook's "Howling at the Moon"
Concerned Women For America
Patri Friedman NEW!
Christian Civic League [INFORMATIVE CONTENT]
Bible Answer Man
Traditional Values Coalition
Family Research Council