Posts Tagged ‘Polygamy’

Some Kenyan Christians support polygamy

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Flanked by his three wives and 12 children in his grocery shop in Kenya’s biggest slum, Kibera, Gilbert Wandera said men should marry multiple wives to prevent single motherhood and to ensure that children have fathers in their lives. “Getting a second or third wife is not a sin before God,” said Wandera, 38, who Read more

More Americans say polygamy is acceptable

Monday, August 7th, 2017

The practice of polygamy, or having more than one spouse at the same time, is illegal in all US 50 states. But the percentage of Americans who say the practice is morally acceptable reached an all-time high this year, according to a recent Gallup poll. Gallup has measured American attitudes toward a number of social issues and Read more

Missing polygamist – lawyer says he was taken up into rapture

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The FBI thinks that Lyle Jeffs, the polygamist religious leader accused in a multimillion-dollar food stamp scheme, disappeared from house arrest by coating his ankle monitor in olive oil and sliding it off. That explanation may fly with non-believers, but in court documents filed last week, Jeffs’s lawyer has put forth a divine reason for Read more

Same sex marriage is ok so why not polygamy? Pope’s silence suggests it’s a “simple civil right”.

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Legalising polygamy is the next step for Italy, now same sex marriages have been legalised. The founder of Italy’s main Islamic organization says since the country now recognizes civil unions for same-sex couples, there’s no reason polygamous relationships shouldn’t also be afforded legal protection. He also claimed Pope Francis’ silence regarding his suggestion means the Read more

Mormon founder Joseph Smith had up to 40 wives, LDS church says

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Mormon founder Joseph Smith had as many as 40 wives, including a 14-year-old girl, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has admitted. The church’s teachings had previously portrayed Smith has having been happily married to one woman only. The revelations of Smith’s polygamy came in an essay posted on the LDS church’s Read more

Christian leaders pan Kenya’s new polygamy law

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Christian leaders fear a new marriage law in Kenya allowing polygamy will tear families apart. President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the polygamy measure into law on April 29, formally recognising what has long been a cultural practice in the nation. The new law allows a man to take a new wife without informing his existing wife. Read more

Where do NZ politicians stand on polygamy?

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Two government studies released by Canada’s Justice Department in 2006 recommended the decriminalisation of polygamy, with one arguing that the move was justified by the need to attract more skilled Muslim immigrants. Family First NZ is calling for the National, Labour and Green parties to state where they stand on the issue of redefining marriage Read more