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Polygamy in the Media
The April 19/20, 2008 issue of the online magazine, CounterPunch, published an extensive article by writer, David Rosen, titled, "The Polygamy Raid and Regulation of Sexual Life". After reporting about the April 3, 2008 Texas raid of the Mormon-based Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints for the issue of underage marriage, the article then reported about the growing national polygamy rights movement which has nothing to do with the FLDS.
The article reported:
While not the formal subject of the raid, polygamy or plural marriage remains the dark shadow over the Texas proceedings. Can consenting adults (i.e., individuals over the age of consent) agree to live in polygamous marriages? And can their marriages be recognized by the state to secure the attendant legal and financial benefits?...
Surprising to many, there is a small but distinct polygamy-rights movement in the U.S, a movement separate and distinct from the FLDS....
Non-FLDS polygamists seem to fall into two broad categories, religious and secular. Christian polygamy represents a conservative, evangelical tendency. It claims to draw inspiration from the Bible and have followers from different denominations...
More secular polygamists are represented by the National Polygamy Advocate (NPA). They look to the Supreme Court’s 2003 “Lawrence” decision as the basis for plural marriage. As the Court ruled, individuals have “… the full right to engage in private [sexual] conduct without government intervention.” Mark Henkel, NPA’s spokesperson, argues that "'polygamy rights' is the next civil rights battle."
According to some estimates, there are 37,000 men, women and children living in polygamous associations from Canada to Mexico. Some even promote a "Polygamy Day," August 19th....
For those more secular advocates of polygamy, consent among the participating adults is the defining principle of association. They oppose adult sex with children...
Their objection, like many in Texas, is over the inherent deception at the root of FLDS plural marriage. There is a growing sense that the adolescent girls, these child brides and mothers, are truly not capable of making an informed decision as to their marital and child-bearing status....
When making these statements, the article also specifically cited by name, the web-sites of ChristianPolygamy.INFO
, and Pro-Polygamy.com
. As well, Polygamy Day, Inc. is online at PolygamyDay.com
As this report shows, the work of the TruthBearer.org organization is succeeding, to educate the media and the masses that normal consenting-adult polygamists have nothing to do with the FLDS or the underage crimes.
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
Polygamy in the Media
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